Experience the magic of Lord of the Rings as you journey through Hobbiton and the Alexander farm. Learn about how Middle Earth was brought to life with stories from the crew and see all 44 Hobbit holes up close including Bag End, visit the party field, the site of Bilbo’s 111th birthday and finish up with a refreshing pint at the Green Dragon.
After lunch we travel south discover the many cultural and historical sites of Rotorua City before we enter the volcanic landscape of Wai-O -Tapu to see it's geothermal wonders in action on a guided tour. You will see famous Champagne Pool, witness the inner workings of the land itself and gaze upon the memorizing mud pools. Take a short shopping trip in Rotorua before heading back to Auckland.