Go on your own Middle‑Earth™ adventure at Hobbiton Movie Set(opens in new window) and experience a little bit of movie magic. Stroll along the lush pastures of the Shire and explore the Hobbit Holes before stopping for a specially-brewed beverage in the the world-famous Green Dragon Inn.
Have a whale of a time in Auckland
Embark on a whale and dolphin safari(opens in new window) in Auckland's spectacular Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, where you may encounter common and bottlenose dolphins, Brydes whales and orca. Learn from the experts on the eco-safari that conveniently departs from downtown Auckland.
For an experience like none other, abseil, weave, climb and float your way through the glowworm-studded Ruakuri Cave on a Black Water Rafting adventure(opens in new window). Let an experienced guide show you the way on one of the tours, aptly named Black Abyss and Black Labyrinth.
Leave Auckland and head along the rolling hills of the Waikato until you reach Hamilton Gardens(opens in new window), a place of pristine beauty and calm. The themed gardens tell stories from other civilisations, from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden to an Italian Renaissance Garden.
Rotorua boasts a diverse and fascinating landscape, a place where you'll find bubbling mudpools, steaming vents and erupting geysers. Experience the geothermal phenomena at Te Puia(opens in new window), home of the world famous Pohutu geyser.