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Waitomo Wanderer (Start Auckland to Waitomo, Hobbiton, Finish Rotorua)

WAITOMO GLOW WORM CAVES (Option to add the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour):

Experience the majestic, original Waitomo Glowworm Caves by foot and boat on a 45 minute guided tour. Full day tour from Auckland including entry to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves.

Includes:

  • Transport from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Entry to Waitomo Glowworm caves
  • Free time to explore Waitomo

2 CAVE COMBO (Option to add the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour)

Combine the original Waitomo Glowworm Caves with the Ruakauri Cave ( Den of Dogs ). Full day tour from Auckland including entry and tour in the Waitomo Glow Worm and Ruakuri Caves.

Includes:

  • Transport from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Entry to Waitomo Glowworm caves duration 45 minutes
  • Entry to Ruakuri Caves duration 2 hours
  • Free time to explore Waitomo

BLACK LABYRINTH (Option to add the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour)

Includes the three hour Black Labyrinth trip operated by the Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

Includes:

  • Transport from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Entry to the Black Labyrinth tour duration three hours
  • Caving, walking and cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glowworms, underwater streams and pools
  • A small waterfall jump

BLACK ABYSS (Option to add the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour)

Includes the five hour Black Abyss trip operated by the Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

Includes:

  • Transport from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Entry to the Black Abyss tour duration five hours
  • Caving, walking, cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Abseil a unique 35-metre tomo (abseiling training provided)
  • Glowworms, underwater streams and pools
  • Whizz down the flying fox and climb three waterfalls

WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES AND GEOTHERMAL ROTORUA (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland)

Combine the original Waitomo Glowworm Caves with a visit to Rotorua's geothermal wonderland. Full day tour from Auckland including entry and tour in the Waitomo Glow Worm and Wai-O-Tapu

Includes:

  • Entry to Waitomo Glowworm caves duration 45 minutes
  • Transport from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Free time to explore Waitomo
  • Entry into Wai-O-Tapu

 

HOBBITON

The Hobbiton Movie set in nearby Matamata has become a must do for fans from around the globe to experience the life of Hobbit’s up close!

Includes:

  • Entry into Hobbiton
  • Guided Tour around Hobbiton
  • Plenty of photo opportunities

Headfirst Travel - positive, memorable interactions - on time, every time."

Duration

1 day

    • All connections and entry fees coordinated by our driver
    • Transport from Auckland to Rotorua
    • Commentary from a knowledgable Driver - Bringing Alive local Legends
    • Headfirst Travel provides unforgettable travel experiences. Bringing Alive Local Legends to exciting
  • Black Labyrinth
    Minimum age 12 years old, minimum weight 45kg
    A moderate level of fitness is required! Beginner level.
    Swimwear and towel needed
    Wetsuits and footwear provided

    Black Abyss
    Minimum age 16 years old, minimum weight 45kg
    A moderate level of fitness and thirst for adventure is required!
    Swimwear and towel needed
    Wetsuits and footwear provided

  • Day 1 : DEPARTING FROM AUCKLAND, VISIT WAITOMO AND HOBBITON. FINISHES ROTORUA
    Depart from Auckland from the 280 Queen Street (other pic ups available) in a comfortable 11-seat van or 24-seat mini-bus. From Auckland, you can enjoy the 2.5 Hour scenic driver to the Waitomo Caves. Arriving at Waitomo at, begin your chosen activity. Please Note; if you decide to do our Glowworm Cave only tour you will have up to 4 hours of free time in Waitomo to enjoy further activities such as Bush Walks through native New Zealand Flora, Lunch or other caving options. Please ask your driver for more details on the day. We depart Waitomo at 2pm (Summer) or 1pm (Winter) for Hobbiton. Please Note; If you have opted to finish your day in Rotorua you will not have a wait at Hobbiton and will finish in Rotorua by 4pm. If chosen: Enjoy a 2-hour Hobbiton Movie Set tour, where you will see famous locations such as Bilbo's home Bag End, the Green Dragon Inn, and the Party Tree. You'll be amazed by the beauty, history, and size of this location. A complimentary refreshment is also available at the end of your Movie Set Tour. After, return to Rotorua by 7pm (Summer) or 6.30pm (Winter)
    Meals :None

  • Waitomo Wanderer operates a seasonal schedule as follows :-

    1 November to 30 April 
     Daily departures from Rotorua and Auckland (no service Christmas Day)

    Winter Timetable 1 May to October 31 

    Daily departures from Auckland to Rotorua (for products that include Hobbiton). Products with no Hobbiton will run Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.

     Note there will be days where there may be blockouts due to capacity or other issues. Headfirst will communicate these days as best we can to Website Travel agents

    Black Abyss 
    Please note Black Abyss packages are subject to availability

    Departing Auckland departing 6:15am pick up from 6:05am.

    Times and Locations: Auckland departures

    Haka Lodge - 6.05am

     

    80 Queen Street -  6.10 am
    (outside  BNZ between Fort & Shortland Street) close to
    both Nomads, Queen Street Backpackers and Stray.

    280 Queen Street - 6.15 am
    (outside JB Hi Fi) close to Peterpans and Base.

    380 Queen Street - 6.16 am
    (outside Scenic Hotels)

    490 Queen Street - 6.17 am
    (outside Downtown Second Hand Goods) close to YHA
    Internationla and YHA Auckland

    Karangahape Road - 6.20 am
    ( just pat Gloria Jeans Coffee opposite Symond Street
    Cemetery) close to YHA Auckland.

  • Don't forget to bring your lunch or pocket money for a sausage roll or ice cream!

Language

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Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

22

Organised by Headfirst Travel

Activity ID: W-21710

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