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NEW ZEALAND: PREMIUM 8 day HOBBIT, Lord of the Rings tour

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This tour is full of exciting activities, beautiful scenery and incredible places you’ll visit. White sanded beaches, Hobbiton, volcanoes up close, geothermal wonders, rainforests, vibrant cities, fur seals on the beach… the amazing diversity on New Zealand!

Themed around Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

Full professional tour photography. You not only enjoy all the benefits of a private tour across the country but you get your best travel photos ever on this holiday!

6 days for only (NZ$) 2045 per person!

That’s all you pay. All activities in the itinerary, guide expenses, admission fees included . No hidden costs! Tour Operator located in New Zealand. Tour start in Auckland and finish in Wellington Dates are personalized for each tour!

We have small size groups (6-16 people) to keep the comfort and benefits of private tour.

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Itinerary:

Day1. Auckland - Breathtaking scenery, sparkling harbours. Sightseeing tour!.. Climb a volcano, discover your favorite Auckland beach, shopping on Queen Street, dining out, visit one of the plenty bars and restaurants - It’s all here for you… Auckland has more restaurants per capita than Manhattan, New York.

Accommodation: Located opposite the Parnell Rose Gardens (4 star), Auckland Rose Park Hotel provides hotel-style accommodation, just 5 minutes’ drive from Auckland city centre. Overlooking the Auckland City skyline and Parnell village centre is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Day 2. Discover North!

Puhoi Bohemian Village. This small community gives visitors a taste of village life in rural New Zealand. Puhio retains much of it’s Bohemian atmosphere and culture from the 1860’s. At Puhoi Valley we lovingly turn ritch, flavoursome, delicious New Zealand milk into some of the finest quality cheese and yoghurts in the world. Cheese tasting at the famous Puhoi Chees Factory and try one of the best icecreams in the country!

Visit the world famous Honey Centre – located in the open country near Warkworth. Visitors enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the wide range of honey based offerings which include honey tasting, skincare products, kids toys, giftware, and an up-close view of a working hive in New Zealand’s largest live display of bees!

Kauri Park and Museum. Wonder on the 800 years old magnificent Kauri tree and take the 20 minutes easy walk through the native bush of Parry Kauri Park. Enjoy the entertaining commentatory by our guides of the native plans and animals.

Visit Goat Island New Zealand’s first marine reserve! It is the best place to see marine life in abundance, just off the beach. Snorkel, swim or watch the fish from the rocky shore or from the Glass Bottom Boat. Having been protected since 1975, this marine reserve has big snapper, blue maomao and many other species of fish close to shore. Snorkel gear can be hired locally.

In the afternoon treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation at Pakiri. This stunning beach and coastline will transport you a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Head to the beach to feel the fine warm white sand beneath your toes and listen to the rhythmic sound of the waves as they crash on the shore. Pakiri Beach is unpopulated, pristine and private beach, 15 km (9.3 miles) white sand surf beach touching the magestic Pacific Ocean. We love sharing the splendid isolation and beauty of this place. Here you can see the rare and endangered NZ dotterels fary terns as well as other birds such as blue heron, the variable oyster catcher and many others.

Accommodation: Located opposite the Parnell Rose Gardens (4 star), Auckland Rose Park Hotel provides hotel-style accommodation, just 5 minutes’ drive from Auckland city centre. Overlooking the Auckland City skyline and Parnell village centre is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Day 3. Coromandel – Take a plunge of the pristine beaches and experience Hot Water Beach where you can dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand and lay back with the water fills up and the steam warms the pool.

Cathedral Cove Walk: There are several scenic tracks adjacent to the reserve, including the Cathedral Cove track, which gives access to Gemstone Bay, Mares Leg and Cathedral Cove. This reserve boasts some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery. Offers snorkeling opportunity in marine reserve and beautiful sandy beaches. Cathedral Cove is one of the filming locations of Narnia movie.

Travel across the beautiful hills to Rotorua

Accommodation: Mercure Rotorua (4 star) features an outdoor heated swimming pool and a separate spa pool. Mercure Hotel Rotorua is a 10-minute walk from Lake Rotorua

Day 4. Hobbiton – Not far from Rotorua, situated on the most picturesque private farmland, is the original film set for the LOTR trilogy and now again The Hobbit. It’s easy to see why these green pastures and rolling hills were chosen to portray Hobbiton and The Shire. On this tour the Rings Scenic Tours’ guides will fill you in on all the main points of the production including the history of how the site was chosen, and if you’ve seen the movies as often as this chap has then it really does bring the tour to life. Feel free to dress up and be part of the Hobbiton! This day is really an Unforgettable Journie

Free afternoon in Rotorua! Dining out and/or take a relaxing walk on the beautiful lake shore.

Optional free activity: have a beautiful walk in Whakarewarewa Forest. Whakarewarewa Forest, one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets. Famous for its magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods. The upper canopy of the towering Californian Redwoods, Larch and other species of trees provide shelter and shade to a kaleidoscope of ferns, shrubs, flowers and fungi. The mostly native plants not only add to the scenic value of your forest experience but are also and integral part of the forest eco-system.

+ Secret place!… At night plunge into the natural hot springs in the Manuka bush where a cold and a hot river flows together… you choose your water temperature as you move around!… Fun-fun-fun!

Accommodation: Mercure Rotorua (4 star) features an outdoor heated swimming pool and a separate spa pool. Mercure Hotel Rotorua is a 10-minute walk from Lake Rotorua

Day 5. Rotorua – the place of skyrocketing geysers, hot springs and boiling mud pools. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without stopping here.This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely

on the Pacific Rim of Fire. World class attractions offering geothermal wonders, and uniquely New Zealand Maori cultural experiences.

Visit Wai O’Tapu thermal wonderland, New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse geothermal experience! (The World Famous Champagne pool, etc) .

Scenic drive to the highest peaks of North Island: Mt Ruapehu to your accommodation at National Park.

Accommodation: The highest hotel in New Zealand, Skotel Alpine Resort(3 stars) is situated in the heart of Tongariro National Park. Offers restaurant, hot tub and a terrace bar with stunning views of Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe and a fireplace. Most rooms boasts stunning mountain or region views.

Day 6. Tongariro National Park -

Tongariro is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises the park’s important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features. It is a place of extremes and surprises, a place to explore and remember. From herb fields to forests, from tranquil lakes to desert-like plateau and active volcanoes – Tongariro has them all. Thanks to a geologically turbulent past, the area provided The Lord of the Rings crew with the perfect raw materials to create vivid scenes of Mordor, Emyn Muil, Mount Doom and the Plains of Gorgoroth.

Mount Doom, Orodruin or Amon Amarth (Mount Ngauruhoe) was a volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged in Sammath Naur, the Crack of Doom, a fiery chasm within the mountain. It was the ultimate destination for Frodo’s quest of the ring. The park also offers many hiking options from shorter walks to waterfalls and fascinating volcanic features

Options for the highly recommended day walk* or short walks, relaxing day in the village, shopping or relax in the hot tub… *The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is rated as ‘the best one day trek in New Zealand’ and listed as one of the ‘top 10 day treks in the world’. In route Emyn Muil, Mordor and Plains of Gorgoroth.

Accommodation: The highest hotel in New Zealand, Skotel Alpine Resort(3 stars) is situated in the heart of Tongariro National Park. Offers restaurant, hot tub and a terrace bar with stunning views of Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe and a fireplace. Most rooms boasts

Day 7. Wellington – Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to get amongst the good stuff. Besides being New Zealand’s capital city Wellington is also known as the cultural capital of New Zealand.

Visit Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington. (Lord of the Rings studio) The Weta Cave screens a first-ever behind-the scenes look at Weta and interviews with Weta co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk. We give you exclusive insight into the creativity and imagination that goes into crafting the art of Weta. Join our hosts for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop with a guided tour within our newly opened exhibition space.

Free afternoon!

The most accessible filming location in Wellington is Mount Victoria, which is within walking distance of the central city. The forested areas of the mountain were used to depict Hobbiton Woods, where the hobbits hid from the black riders.

On the waterfront itself you’ll find Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa, as it’s colloquially known, means ‘our place’ and is one of the best interactive museums in the world.

Accommodation: Abel Tasman Hotel (4 stars) is ideally located between The Terrace, Lambton Quay and Courtenay Place, in the centre of Wellington’s business and entertainment district. Few minutes walk to Te Papa Museum and Wellington waterfront.

Day 8. Kaitoke Regional Park and Cape palliser – On the way on our jurney today will visit the Hutt River between Moonshine and Totara Park, which played the part of the River Anduin; and Harcourt Park, which was transformed into the Gardens of Isengard.

Visit Kaitoke Regional Park including short walks through natural areas and lunch at “Rivendell”. Pristine rainforest and crystal clear rivers create the magical elvish tranquility of this Lord of the Rings filming location for Rivendell and the Fords of Isen in the The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. The whole area is distinctly elvish, with light filtering through ancient trees and clear babbling brooks. You’ll soon feel the magical tranquillity that surrounded the house of Elrond.

The road to Cape Palliser is dramatically scenic. This area of New Zealand has a rich history of early Maori occupation and heritage sites are part of the fascinating landscape. For the final part of the journey, the road clings to the edge of the coast, providing unstoppable views of Palliser Bay.

See the New Zealand fur seals up close right on the beach at Cape Pallise lighthouse! The fur seal colony at the cape is the North Island’s largest. New Zealand fur seals have pointy noses, long whiskers, visible external ears and bodies covered with two layers of fur.

Scenic travel back to Wellington.Tour finish at 5 PM

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Package Includes:

Full professional tour photography plus an additional 200 pictures of all of the highlights of New Zealand!

Host/Guide/Driver/Professional photographer

7 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels as shown in itinerary (If there is no availability of the offered accommodation we will supply same or better quality accommodation for the same price.)

Single Travelers: If travelling alone on a group tour you have the choice of paying the normal rate and then we link you up with another single traveler (of the same sex), or pay the single supplement to guarantee yourself a single room. Please ask the single room at the time of booking.

Transport/fuel/parking

All airport transfers

 

Package Excludes:

Food and beverages

Any activities not in itinerary

Minibar expenses

Special or private transfers

Airline tickets

Personal items

Telephone calls

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