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From Auckland: 3-Day Highlights of North Island Tour

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours

From Auckland: 3-Day Highlights of North Island Tour

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours

From US$ 464.87 per person

Discover the North Island on this 3-day trip from Auckland. Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and immerse yourself in the rich Maori culture at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Wait outside your Auckland CBD hotel 5 minutes before your arranged pickup date. Look for a yellow Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings at Hobbiton
  • Visit the ancient Waitomo Glowworm Caves and marvel at the limestone formations
  • Explore the Bay of Islands and visit the iconic Hole in the Rock on a boat tour
  • Learn about Auckland's fascinating culture, history, fauna, and flora on a tour
  • Discover the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the rich culture of the Maori people
Full description

Explore New Zealand's North Island on a 3-day adventure leaving from Auckland. Enter Tolkien's magical Middle Earth at Hobbiton, enjoy an 8-hour comprehensive tour of Auckland's history, culture, and black sand beaches, and visit the Bay of Islands.

Day 1

Begin with a hotel pickup in downtown Auckland and head out to the awe-inspiring Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Explore the caves to see their fascinating limestone formations and enjoy a scenic boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto.

Next, journey to Middle Earth and marvel at the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set, a picturesque, highly-elevated 1250-acre farm with spectacular panoramic views. See the 44 Hobbit holes, the Shire, and the Green Dragon Inn.

Return to Auckland to spend the night at your hotel (not included).

Day 2

Embark on a comprehensive 8-hour Auckland tour. Learn about Auckland's history and culture from your guide while you tour the countryside of Auckland. See the rugged West Coast and black sand beaches and marvel at the area's unspoiled scenery.

Day 3

Travel north over the Auckland Harbor Bridge to the Bay of Islands. Marvel at the ever-changing rural and coastal scenery and sub-tropical bush as your drive to Pahia. Embark on a 3-hour cultural journey of discovery through New Zealand’s most important historic site, The Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Begin with a guided tour of the expansive Treaty Grounds. Learn the area's fascinating history and discover the people and events that influenced the past, present, and future of New Zealand.

After the tour, enjoy a live Maori cultural performance with an authentic, high-energy concert inside the beautifully carved meeting house. 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), visit the carving studios, and take a bushwalk to experience the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

Next, enjoy lunch before boarding the high-speed catamaran, Dolphin Seeker. Look out its large viewing windows as you cruise past numerous islands in the Bay. Watch for dolphins, whales, and other marine life as you head past Cape Brett Lighthouse.

Arrive at the 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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Drink at the Green Dragon
  • Tasting fees
  • Meals
  • Overnight accommodation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Drones

Product ID: 391975