Middle Earth at the Hobbiton Village

Omg, omg, oh my freaking god! Excuse the excitable fangirl in me but seriously I could not have been more excited to visit Hobbiton Movie Set. I am in New Zealand, of course, I'm going, there was no doubt in that.

The Magnificent Ruakuri Caves in Otorohanga

The Ruakuri Caves was the second stop on our first tour with gray line tours. The only thing we knew about this place was that there was a good chance that we could see real life glow worms. Eeeeek!

Otorohanga Kiwi House

The Otorohanga Kiwi House was our last stop on our first Grayline Tour, this rather demure looking building had inside of it two kiwi houses. These houses housed four kiwi birds in two different buildings and four separate enclosures; they were all separate because they are apparently incredibly territorial.

The Quite Incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves were one of our stops while on our Grayline Tour. In fact, it was the first stop off. So after a couple of hours on the coach down through the gorgeous New Zealand countryside. You arrive at this very commercial cave, you are whisked off and straight to get a photo taken

Sheep Shearing at the Agrodome in Rotorua

So the Agrodome was stop number two on our second Grayline tour.  So after our Waitomo Cave experience, we headed down to the smelly town of Rotorua, and the Agrodome farm.

Category: New Zealand Things To Do

Our Second Grayline Tour in New Zealand

Overall review of our second full day tour with Greyline Tours. We were picked up from the centre of Auckland; this tour was also one of those multi-stop tours. We had three destinations we were going to visit today on the north island of New Zealand.

Some Authentic Latin American Food at Besos Latinos, Auckland

Besos Latinos translates to many kisses. Este lugar es increíble (or, this place is incredible)!! Somewhere you could walk past every day for your whole life and not know it was there.  Tucked away deep within Elliot Stables is this fantastic Caribbean, South American, Mexican restaurant.

The Day At Auckland Zoo in New Zealand

I have been to many Zoos in my time. So coming to Auckland Zoo in New Zealand was something I was looking forward to.

A Tour Along The West Coast with Unique Visions Tours

Brett picked us up from our accommodation, and we headed off on our west coast tour of Auckland’s North Island. We were the only ones on the tour but that was no problem for him, he is more than happy to mix things up and tailor the tours an individual need, wants and desires. Below are the places we went and the experiences we had there.

A Night at the Mini Golf NZ

Who does not love a good game of mini golf? We had seen the Mini Gold NZ place a few times while driving through Rotorua.

The Lion Feeding at Paradise Valley Springs

The weather wasn't exactly the best it could've been, but we braved the cold wind and the spotty rain for a chance to see the animals at Paradise Valley Springs. As we arrived, we entered the park and picked up some food for the animals, we turned left and followed the path along.

Whose Had a Fright at the Skyline Gondola Ride

We didn't know what to expect from the skyline experience; we have been on a gondola ride before on the hills in southern Spain, and it was an excellent chance to take some great photos.

The Tamaki Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

You cannot visit New Zealand and not take in some of the cultures of the Maori people. So the opportunity came to visit the Tamaki Maori Village down in Rotorua.

The Tranquile Polynesian Spa in Rotorua

Well, we had been travelling pretty much non-stop for the past five weeks.  Whether this is the 5,000km around Australia or the near 1,500km clocked up in the first few days in New Zealand.

The World Famous Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia

So our final stop on our first Grayline Tour while in New Zealand was Te Puia. Te Puia has the famous geyser Pohutu.  But before we...

Grayline Hobbiton, Caves, and Kiwi Tour

Well, it was an early start to say at least, we had to be at the bus stop for 6:45 am and even though...

Sheep Shearing at the Agrodome in Rotorua

So the Agrodome was stop number two on our second Grayline tour.  So after our Waitomo Cave experience, we headed down to the smelly town of Rotorua, and the Agrodome farm.

The Quite Incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves were one of our stops while on our Grayline Tour. In fact, it was the first stop off. So after a couple of hours on the coach down through the gorgeous New Zealand countryside. You arrive at this very commercial cave, you are whisked off and straight to get a photo taken

Otorohanga Kiwi House

The Otorohanga Kiwi House was our last stop on our first Grayline Tour, this rather demure looking building had inside of it two kiwi houses. These houses housed four kiwi birds in two different buildings and four separate enclosures; they were all separate because they are apparently incredibly territorial.

The Magnificent Ruakuri Caves in Otorohanga

The Ruakuri Caves was the second stop on our first tour with gray line tours. The only thing we knew about this place was that there was a good chance that we could see real life glow worms. Eeeeek!

Middle Earth at the Hobbiton Village

Omg, omg, oh my freaking god! Excuse the excitable fangirl in me but seriously I could not have been more excited to visit Hobbiton Movie Set. I am in New Zealand, of course, I'm going, there was no doubt in that.