Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Te Puia (Rotorua), Bay of Islands and
the Most Comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland- Ex Auckland
(Must Be 3 Consecutive Days, Accommodation and lunches not included)
This 3-day Upper North Island Highlights Tour enables you to maximize your time in the Upper North Island of New Zealand with this global multi award-winning Tour Company. It takes you to the 3 most famous and iconic attractions in New Zealand (Hobbiton, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Te Puia in Rotorua) plus also the idyllic Bay of Islands with the Dolphin Boat Tour to the “Hole in the Rock”, a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds plus also the most comprehensive Signature Full Day 8-Hour Tour of Auckland available.
Explore the awe-inspiring Waitomo Glowworm Caves with the spectacular limestone formations (stalactites and stalagmites) and the amazing boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Then journey to Middle-earth and marvel at the magical and enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set, a picturesque, highly-elevated 1250-acre farm with spectacular panoramic views as you soak up the idyllic setting with the 44 Hobbit holes where The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Movie Trilogies were filmed. Listen to your expert guide unfold behind the scenes stories. Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life and see and take photos in front of your favourite places like the Hobbit holes, the Shire, the Green Dragon Inn.
The adventure continues to Rotorua to the World Famous Te Puia which is home to remarkable geothermal features, including the famous Pōhutu geyser as well as rich layers of Māori culture, including art works, people, stories, traditions and architecture. There are lush nature trails teeming with native bird life and you will even find New Zealand iconic native flightless bird, the Kiwi, on site. Throughout the day, marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand.
Day 1 includes: All admission fees to the 3 attractions are included, complimentary drink at The Green Dragon and pick up and drop off from the Sky Tower or other downtown CBD locations (only) by prior arrangement. Pickup will occur between 6:00am-6:15am and return to Auckland approx 6:30pm.
This is the most comprehensive 8-hour Auckland tour available and showcases the spectacular beauty, history, culture, fauna and flora of Auckland. We also have the time to venture further afield into the stunning countryside of Auckland with its rugged West Coast and black sand beaches and take you off the beaten track so you can see the real Auckland. it back and relax in the luxury and comfort of one of our Mercedes Benz vehicles while you marvel at the stunning attractions and unspoiled scenery of the City of Sails, as Auckland is affectionately known. You will truly have a day to remember as your professional, affable and highly knowledgeable tour guide unfolds the breath-taking scenery and takes you out of the concrete jungle and into the stunning landscapes that surround the city.
Day 2 includes: Wine Tasting at one of Auckland’s finest vineyards and pick up and drop off from the Sky Tower or other downtown CBD locations (only) by prior arrangement. Pickup will occur between 8:00 am - 8:15 am and return to Downtown Auckland approx 4:30 pm.
Your final day is an early start as we travel north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge in our luxury Mercedes-Benz with our destination, the Bay of Islands. Marvel at the spectacular and ever-changing rural and coastal scenery and sub-tropical bush as we head initially to Pahia. You will then embark on a 3-hour cultural journey of discovery through New Zealand’s most important historic site, The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand’s first historic landmark. This will start with a guided tour of the expansive Treaty Grounds and discover the amazing stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of New Zealand. This will then be followed by a live Maori cultural performance with an authentic, high-energy concert inside the beautifully carved meeting house that will leave you spellbound. Experience waiata (songs), learn about traditional weaponry and witness New Zealand’s famous haka (war dance). Explore the museum with its stunning collection of taonga (treasured objects), the carving studios and take a bushwalk and experience the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.
Then after your lunch, you’ll board the high-speed catamaran, Dolphin Seeker, with its large viewing windows as you cruise past numerous islands in the Bay. Keep a lookout for the dolphins, whales and other marine life as you head past Cape Brett Lighthouse before arriving at the simply majestic Hole in The Rock. If conditions permit your skipper will navigate you through the narrow space before returning to Paihia for your return journey to Auckland.
Day 3 includes: Full entrance fees to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Dolphin Explorer Catamaran ticket and pick up and drop off from the Sky Tower only. Pickup will occur at 6:15 am and return to Downtown Auckland at approx 7:30 pm.
Adult - $799.00
Children- (8-14 years) $399.00
Children- (4-7years) $299.00
Children- (0-3 years) $199.00