Thermal Discovery - SIC
Adventure to a wonderland of volcanic landmarks, luminescent glowworms, bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers and a wealth of Maori culture.
This is the perfect tour for those wanting to experience the unique geothermal nature New Zealand is famous for.
Thermal Discovery - SIC Itinerary
On arrival you will be met and privately transferred to your accommodation. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Depart Auckland on a fully guided journey through the stunning Waikato countryside to Waitomo Caves. Here your guide will lead you on an exploration of the ancient Waitomo Glowworm Caves, with its many different cave formations including stalactites, stalagmites and lime columns, before descending even further underground for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms glittering above your head. Your journey then continues on to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Duration: 9 hours. Overnight: Rotorua
Today's tour visits the highlights of Rotorua starting with a visit to Rotorua Lakefront and Sulphur Point before a stroll through the beautiful Government Gardens. Wander through geothermal Kuirau Park, to view the bubbling mud pools and have a foot soak in the heated foot pools. Venture into Ohinemutu, the living Māori village and walk through the Redwood Forest at your own leisure before being returned to your accommodation. Duration 4 hours. Overnight: Rotorua
Rotorua - Hobbiton - Auckland
Leave Rotorua on guided tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set, a working farm that was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On arrival, your specialist guide will escort you around the set on a 45 minute walking tour pointing out intricate detailing, highlighting the most famous locations and explaining how the movie was made. Finish with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a beverage and a sumptuous lunch at the Party marquee before heading on to Auckland. Duration: 6h, 45m. Overnight: Auckland
Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to Auckland airport.
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*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour
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