Yes this shouldn't be a problem as the distance is only 86 km. of course it does depend on your time schedule, it is approx 2.5 hours drive from Auckland to Waitomo and there are lots of different caving trips and adventures operating in the area.
The Hobbiton tours run all day with the last tour departing at 5pmEdited: 12 March 2013, 16:13
Many thanks. we have been able to add this to our trip. We are doing the hobbit holes in the morning then lunch and on to Waitimo caves arriving in Rotorua around 6.30. Thanks for your advice.
We have not found much to do in Christchurch apart from art gallerys and museums which we are not interested in. Do you have any suggestions.
This is the Wellington Forum!! However the most popular sights in Chch are the Botanic Gardens, including "Punting-in-the-Park"; the Antarctic Centre, Riccarton House & Bush and the soon to reopen Gondola plus the "Restart Mall" for shopping. Most people find the museum exhibit on the earthquake quite fascinating. If you have a car you can drive to Sumner Beach, or take the #3 bus.
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