Summary of The Day: Join us as we discover the rich beauty of New Zealand AND explore the landscape that brought Lord of the Rings to life! Departing from Rotorua we'll head out to the Waitomo region, which is home to some of the most scenic cave systems in the country.
Today we'll only visit one of them: Ruakuri, or "Dog's Den" in the local Maori. Originally a Maori burial site, this extensive cave hosts of complexly shaped limestone formations. Here we'll take the longest underground guided tour ever, descending into New Zealand's depths to discover million year old stalactites - some of which even have fossils embedded in them and have grown coral! Don't worry about bringing a flashlight, cause the caverns will be aglow with walls of glowworms!
Then we'll head to one of the most famous sites in New Zealand: Hobbiton! Follow an expert guide as they lead you through this expansive and amazing village! We'll see all the great and memorable sties from the Shire, including the Green Dragon Inn and field where Bilbo's birthday party was held! Along the way they'll provide exclusive commentary about the films and set, as well as the interesting characters who've visited the set over the years. They will even help take photos of you besides the miniature homes and gardens.
Finish the tour at The Green Dragon, where you can enjoy a pint of Girdley Fine Grain, Oatbarton, Sackville cider, or Frogmorton Ginger Beer (own expense)!
We'll return to Rotorua in the evening.
|USD $209.88||USD $104.94|
Adult: 15 or older|
Child: 5 - 14 years old
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