Full Day North Island Adventure: Glowworm Cave, Rotorua Maori Culture & Hobbiton

Join us on the ultimate one-day tour from Auckland to undertake a trifecta of experiences. Visit 3 of the best attractions. Waitomo Glowworm Caves (45 minute inclusive of boat ride) Maori Cultural and Geothermal experiences (2 options to choose from) Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. Live commentary en-route.
If you are looking for a great insight into New Zealand, this is the ultimate day out to see it all.

Ride a boat beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in the famous Waitomo Caves and enjoy a tour through the amazing natural wonderland.
Choose between Te Pui and Whakarewarewa. Te Puia gives you the chance to experience Māori food (a traditional hangi), geysers and kiwi park.
At Whakarewarewa you will Experience authentic Māori culture - It is best known for its cultural performance and traditions.

Finish your day at the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Tour Set.

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - If you choose Te Puia - A Maori Hangi lunch is included. This is a traditional Maori lunch which has been cooked by steaming the food underground. So delicious!
    • Entry into Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Entry & Guided Tour into Hobbiton
    • Entry into your choice of either Whakarawarawa or Te Puia
    • Hotels Transfer by air conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch is not included if you choose Whakarawarawa as your Rotorua Geothermal option.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

    After arriving into Waitomo you will begin your tour through Waitomo Glowworm Caves! Follow your informative guide on a tour underground to view the icicle-shaped stalactites and learn how they were formed over. A boat ride takes you through the Glowworm Grotto, where you will be beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in a breathtaking display. This is a truly surreal experience

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Te Puia Springs, Te Puia Springs, Gisborne Region, North Island

    If you choose Te Puia as your Geothermal option you will marvel at the amazing Pōhutu geyser, which naturally erupts up to 30 metres (100ft) every 40 minutes or so. The valley is also full of hot springs, silica terraces, bubbling mineral-rich mud pools and other pools
    which have been used over centuries by Māori for cooking and remedies. Here you will eat Sumptuous Buffet lunch incl. traditional hangi while sitting right in front of the geysers. If you are lucky you will also get to see the kiwi bird in the kiwi house!

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, 17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

    If Whakarewarewa is chosen - this ticks both authentic Māori culture and geothermal, and what makes it unique is that it is actually a home – an authentic village: 20 Māori families live here, in fact, they’ve lived here for approximately 500 years.
    There are erupting geysers, including Pōhutu, which is the largest and most active
    natural geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s also bubbling mud and steaming,
    bubbling hot springs. At 12:30pm view a spectacular 30 minute Maori Cultural Experience from an award winning Kapa Haka group.
    * Please note lunch is NOT included in this package
    * there are several cafes at Whakarewarewa

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand

    We will head to one of the most famous sites in New Zealand: Hobbiton! Follow an expert guide as they lead you through this expansive and amazing village! We'll see all the great and memorable sties from the Shire, including the Green Dragon Inn and field where Bilbo's birthday party was held! Along the way they'll provide exclusive commentary about the films and set, as well as the interesting characters who've visited the set over the years. They will even help take photos of you besides the miniature homes and gardens.

    Finish the tour at The Green Dragon, where you can enjoy a pint of Girdley Fine Grain, Oatbarton, Sackville cider, or Frogmorton Ginger Beer (own expense)!

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    280 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    6:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-21521P24

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