Depart Auckland 8am for the scenic drive to Otorohanga to see our endangered native kiwi birds at feeding time. Continue to Waitomo for a guided tour of the main glowworm cave with the option to add the Aranui Cave instead of lunch, or tour the Ruakuri Cave instead, or don a wetsuit, jump off a waterfall. Head down the hydroslide, and glide down the river on your tube (Tubing $100 extra).
Enjoy a farm barbecue buffet lunch and visit a small kiwifruit orchard and Lake Karapiro and dam on the Waikato River en route to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Enjoy a 2 hour guided tour of the Movie set and one cold drink at the Green Dragon Inn before visiting the Matamata i-Site built like a Hobbit Gate House. Return to Auckland about 7.30pm