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A Motorcycle Journey To Middle-earth: Black Water Rafting, Hobbiton Movie Set and Epic Surf Breaks!

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Attention busy riders seeking an epic adventure! We know you're strapped for time, mate, but fret not! We've got your back with a meticulously planned motorcycle tour. Imagine this: Waitomo Black Water Rafting, Hobbiton movie set, lush forests, and Raglan's stunning coastline. We've prepped the bike and packed the camp gear, so you can leave the planning to us. Just rev up, hit the road, and embrace the laid-back kiwi vibes. It's time to escape your hectic lifestyle and dive into an adrenaline-fueled weekend of pure awesomeness, hassle-free!

Embark on an epic self-guided motorcycle tour through the enchanting landscapes of Waitomo and Raglan, immersing yourself in the spirit of Middle-earth. Inspired by the magical world of "The Lord of the Rings," Moto New Zealand invites you to experience the thrill of riding through winding forest roads, explore the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set, and discover the mesmerizing Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Get ready to unleash your inner adventurer and embark on a journey that will transport you to the realms of Middle-earth. This journey can be broken up into 4 sections of riding done in 2 or 3 days, riding through the must see spots of this epic part of the North Island.

Section 1: Auckland to Waitomo Campgrounds

- Begin your journey from Auckland, the perfect starting point for this epic adventure.

- Ride through scenic roads, immersing yourself in the beauty of the New Zealand countryside.

- Arrive at Waitomo Campgrounds, your base for the upcoming adventures, and set up camp amidst nature's embrace.

Section 2: Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves

- Embark on a tour of the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set, a magical place straight out of Middle-earth.

- Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes and charming hobbit village that brought the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies to life.

- After the Hobbiton adventure, gear up for an exhilarating black water rafting experience in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

- Marvel at the mesmerizing glowworms illuminating the caves as you navigate the underground rivers.

Section 3: Epic Winding Forest and Coastal Roads to Raglan

- Leave Waitomo behind and hit the road, ready to conquer the epic winding forest and coastal roads that lie ahead.

- Experience the thrill of riding through lush green forests, with the scent of nature filling the air.

- Reach the coastal town of Raglan, known for its world-class surf breaks and laid-back atmosphere.

- Set up camp for the night, unwind on the sandy shores, and soak in the beauty of the rugged coastline.

Section 4: Scenic Ride Back to Auckland

- Backcountry Roads with the option to check out Port Waikato and the Manukau Heads Lighthouse.

- As the sun rises, embark on a scenic ride back to Auckland, taking the road less traveled.

- Explore the backcountry roads, winding through picturesque landscapes and charming rural towns.

- Enjoy the freedom of the open road, with breathtaking views unfolding at every turn.

- Reflect on the incredible adventures, stunning scenery, and unforgettable memories made along the way.

Moto New Zealand's self-guided tour to Waitomo and Raglan is a dream come true for Motorcycle adventure enthusiasts. From the magical Hobbiton Movie Set to the captivating Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and the thrill of riding through raglan's winding forest and coastal roads, this journey offers a perfect blend of excitement, natural beauty, and relaxation. So, gear up, embrace the freedom of the road, and let the wonders of Waitomo and Raglan unfold before your eyes. Join us on this self-guided motorcycle tour and create memories that will last a lifetime.

We've curated this adventure specifically for busy riders like you who don't have time to plan but still crave an unforgettable experience. With Moto New Zealand, you can leave the logistics to us and focus on enjoying every moment of this incredible journey.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to embark on an epic motorcycle tour that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Visit our website now to check out our range of weekend tours and book your next adventure with Moto New Zealand. Let us handle the details while you immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of these iconic destinations.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the leap and book your next epic motorcycle weekend tour with Moto New Zealand. Get ready to experience the thrill, beauty, and magic of Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set, and Raglan's coastal twisting roads. Your next adventure awaits!

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