A Middle Earth Escape

A two-day adventure that explores Hobbiton and the shire, geothermal Rotorua and visits the world famous limestone glowworm caves at Waitomo.

Explore Hobbiton and the Shire, the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and a visit to the world famous limestone formations of Waitomo.

Day 1: Auckland - Rotorua

Enjoy the magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo and the rich cultual heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Arrive in Rotorua with free time for a quick look around and then board an amphibious vehicle for your journey into the lakes of Rotorua. Experience ritual, ceremony, amazing Maori cultural performance, storytelling, interaction and traditional feasting as you relive significant portions of New Zealand's pre-European history and real events!

Day 2: Rotorua - Hobbiton - Auckland

Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna including the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and dog trials at the Agrodome.

Transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set tour and enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where the scenes from the famous movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. 

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