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Small Group Tour

Small Group Tour

Rotorua, Hobbiton & Waitomo Weekend Tour

Start: Auckland
Finish: Auckland

This small group guided 2 day trip from Auckland will take you to a trilogy of epic sights. Some of the best that the North Island offers is available on this overnight tour. First stop is the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, then a full afternoon in Rotorua, NZ’s geothermal & cultural capital. Choose your own adventure for the afternoon in Rotorua, we’ll take you on a city tour so you can check out the options! This evening we’ll head across country to the King country, home to the famous glow worm caves and our accommodation for the night. A hearty meal is on offer and comfy accommodation in our new cabins. Day two starts with breakfast and a short tour of the Waitomo Village. Make the most of your visit by choosing one of our epic cave tours. Options include the Ruakuri Cave Tour, Glow Worm Cave Tour ....or both! Afterwards, a visit to the spectacular Marokopa Falls & Natural Rock Bridge means you’ll have seen the best Waitomo sights. Afterwards, we return to Auckland for evening drop-offs. Estimated return time to Auckland is 6.00pm.

This trip departs Auckland on Saturdays and returns on Sundays. Tour departures are dependant on minimum passenger numbers. (4 Passengers) Please enquire directly for available departures. 

Private group enquires are welcome, Tours can be adapted and changed upon request.  

Pick ups points in central Auckland:

  • Uni Otago House, bus stop at 385 Queen Street                                 6:55am
  • Base ACB, bus stop at 229 Queen Street outside Westpac Bank        6:55am
  • Kiwi Experience Office, 85 Beach Road                                               7.05am
  • Other pick ups possible upon request 

NZ $299

Day 1Auckland - Hobbiton - Rotorua

After being picked up in central Auckland we hit the road and head south. Our first stop is the Hobbiton Movie Set, on the outskirts of Matamata. Take the optional 2-hour tour (extra cost). Next, we hit up Rotorua with a driving tour of the city centre & lakefront including photo stops. In Rotorua we offer you the best price guaranteed on your afternoon activities which could include Te Puia Geothermal Park, Skyline Gondola & Luge, Zorbing and Kaitiaki Rafting are all highly recommended! However, if you do not wish to join one of these activity options, we will take you to the nearby Redwoods Forest Bushwalk. Tonight we drive through to Waitomo for our overnight accommodation.

Accommodation

  • Waitomo Homestead

Included Experiences

  • Driving Tour of Rotorua city centre & lakefront including photo stops
  • Best price guaranteed on booking Rotorua activities

Day 2Waitomo - Auckland

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Waitomo Caves Village. This morning you can choose what Cave experience you’d like to do. We can book these for you with the best price guaranteed. Plenty of time is allowed for the cave activities if you do not wish to join one of these activity options we will take you to the nearby Ruakuri Forest Bushwalk. After a break for lunch, we’ll be heading out to visit the spectacular Marokopa Falls and the nearby Natural Rock bridge, highlights of the many Limestone features of the area. Afterwards, we’ll journey back to Auckland with some comfort stops along the way.

Included Experiences

  • Breakfast
  • Tour of the Waitomo Village
  • Best price guaranteed on booking Cave Activities: Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Glowworm Caves or choose both by doing the ‘Most Popular Combo’. This is highly recommended! However, if you do not wish to join one of these activity options, we will take you to the nearby Ruakuri Bushwalk.
  • Visit the spectacular Marokopa Falls.

What's Included

  • Travel on Kiwi Experience Mini Bus to Waitomo
  • Several pick up points in central Auckland 
  • Tour of the Waitomo Village 
  • Visit the spectacular Marokopa Falls
  • Best price guaranteed on booking Cave Activities: Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Glowworm Cave or choose both by doing the 'Most Popular Combo'
  • These cave tours are highly recommended! However, if you do not wish to join one of these activity options, we will take you to the nearby Ruakuri Bushwalk.

Faq's

  • I’m a solo traveller... will I meet other solo travellers?

    Absolutely! The majority of our passengers are travelling solo. Kiwi Experience is a social experience guaranteed to leave with new friends from across the globe.

  • Am I too old/young for Kiwi Experience?

    We welcome the young, and the young at heart aboard our buses, there is no upper limit! There is however a lower limit; you’ll need to be 18 at the time of travel.

  • What are your COVID-19 Health and Safety measures?

    Now that New Zealand has moved to Level 2, bus travel is permitted. We will ensure that we adhere strictly to government guidelines for tourism operators to minimise risk to our travellers, staff and operators.

    What this will mean:

    • We will be doing everything we can to reduce the risk of transmission and we will be playing it safe. Social distancing is possible at all times.
    • Travellers will be required to sign a declaration of health prior to beginning the tour.
    • Surfaces inside the bus will be wiped down regularly.
    • Hand sanitizer will also be available

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