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Hobbiton, Raglan & Waitomo Caves

This is one of our most sought-after trips because it combines 5 of the NZ must-see attractions – Hobbiton, Waitomo caves, Ragland Beach, Bridal Veil Falls and Hamilton Gardens. After exploring the natural beauty of the Raglan area including the beach and waterfall you will head to Waitomo. Once here not only will you get to see the glow worm caves you will also travel deep inside the earth for the famous TumuTumu Tubing. This combines the best elements of black water rafting with walking, climbing, swimming and tubing through distinctive sections of the spectacular TumuTumu Cave. Sunday sees you explore the huge Hamilton gardens where there is every type of garden you can imagine built over a rubbish dump!

Finish your trip off with a tour of Hobbiton and the world famous shire, home of Bilbo Baggins and location for the filming of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

What to expect
We cannot guarantee the weather so this trip will run rain or shine. TumuTumu tubing requires an average level of fitness, you don’t need to swim but you will get wet. You will be provided with a very warm wetsuit and should not get cold during this trip, however, it will not suit you if you are afraid of small enclosed spaces. Please ensure you bring with you the following; Rainproof coat, warm clothing, long thick socks, swimwear, water bottle, snacks & drinks

Date & Time: Departing Sat 18th Aug at 7 am sharp. Return Sunday 19th Feb at approx. 5 pm.
Where to meet: Playschool Office – 112 Bush Rd Albany for transport
Cost: $299pp – Cost includes all transport for the weekend including transport to and from Auckland, 1 nights accommodation at a backpackers, TumuTumum tubing, Hobbiton tour, Raglan, waterfalls and gardens visits, 2 x lunches and 1 x breakfast.

RSVP To secure your place contact Carissa

 

Save the Date

From exploring the Bay of Islands and sailing on the Carino to having fun in the sun in the Fiji Islands we have the hottest trips in 2018. Mark the dates in your diary and start saving now to join us on one or more of our once in a lifetime Au Pair adventures!

Date

Activity

Approx cost

July 21 & 22

Rotorua – Mitai village, Raft Kaituna river, luging $300

Aug 18 & 19

Waitomo – Caves, Hobbiton, black water rafting, Raglan beach

$290

Sept 15 & 16

Lake Taupo – Huka falls, Jet boating, Debretts Spa, Bungy

 $270

October 19-21

 Tongariro – Tongariro Crossing & National Park  $185

Nov 17 – 24

Fiji Islands – 4-night boat cruise of Yasawa islands, 3 nights mainland, water and land activities

$2000 plus
flights

Dec (date TBC)

Children and Au Pair Christmas party

 Free

While all care is taken to ensure this information is accurate and
correct please note that costs, dates and activities are subject to change.

Hawkes Bay Outing – Tiny Tots

Join Amanda for a fun interactive morning learning how your bodies move and work. There will be ropes to swing from, beams to balance on and music to groove to!

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Time: 10.45am until 11.30am
Location: Hastings Sport Centre, Railway Road.
Bring: A drink bottle and packed lunch

RSVP by Friday 4th of May to amanda@playschooleducation.co.nz

Waikato Outing – Waikato Museum

Join your Playschool friends for a fun and hands on morning at the Waikato Museum!

Date: Wednesday 16th of May
Time: 10.00am
Location: 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton.
Meet: Meet at the entrance.

RSVP by Tuesday 8th of May to kirsty@playschooleducation.co.nz