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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

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Hobbiton Movie Set

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Rotorua Te Puia

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Rotorua Te Puia

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waihau Stream, Hobbiton, Te Puia Springs

This is one of the favourite full day tours for Rotorua tourists - it includes the natural wonder of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, the Lord of the Rings movie set at Hobbiton, and an authentic Maori cultural performance at Te Puia Springs.

Full Day 8am Pickup from accommodation, back in Rotorua by 4.30pm in time for Te Puia cultural experience & Hangi (traditional meal) cooked in the ground.Travel in Luxury Sedan

  • 8am Pickup from Rotorua accommodation
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • Waihau Stream
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
  • Te Puia, NZ’s Maori Arts and Crafts,and Pohutu Geyser
  • 9pm Drop off at Rotorua accommodation

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves New Zealand - Guided Tour

At Waitomo an experienced guide will deliver an informative commentary about formations and history of the area. The highlight is a boat trip through the amazing glow-worm grotto. Our Waitomo Caves Tours allow options for Black Water Rafting Waitomo and other Waitomo adventures.

Specific points of interest on your journey

On our journey to Hobbiton we cross over the Waikato River, view the Arapuni Dam and walk over the swing bridge(optional), and visit Waihau walkway and Blue Spring - one of the world's purest water sources. Water gushes out of the spring at a rate 42 cubic meters per minutes(9,240 gallons per minute) at a constant temperature of 11degrees. The walk takes 90 minutes each way - 10.4kms distance. Optional / time permitting.

Hobbiton Tours at the Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton is a rural property that has served as the movie set for all Peter Jacksons "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films. Initially developed in 1999 over approximately 50 acres of farmland.

The set was rebuilt in 2011 for the feature film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Our Hobbiton Tours from Rotorua are very popular as we show you many other attractions along the way.

Hobbiton has been extensively refurbished over the last couple of years (most recently, The Green Dragon Inn.) and replicates the author’s original vision.

Te Puia Rotorua: Indigenous evening experience

When you visit Te Puia Rotorua at night you enjoy an in-depth experience of the customs and traditions of Maori, with a traditional powhiri (welcoming ceremony), a warrior's challenge, and full Kapa Haka (performing arts) concert. Within Te Puia, you will have a tour fully guided by local Maori.

You will be served a first-class meal incorporating indigenous ingredients, traditional hangi-cooked food and contemporary Maori dishes. When the evening ends you will be taken to view Pohutu, our world famous geyser, under the stars.

When the evening ends you will be taken to view Pohutu, our world famous geyser, under the stars.

What’s not included:

  • Admissions
  • Morning, afternoon teas and lunch.

Admission to Te Puia includes evening meal.

All places visited have restrooms and cafes.

What To Bring and Wear:

  • Sun hat & sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking or hiking footwear
  • Jacket, parka type
  • Camera

Pickup from hotel at 8am.Drop-off at Rotorua Te Puia at 4:30pm in time for evening experience

Finish at 9pm. Full duration 13hrs.

You are collected from Te Puia at 9pm and taken back to accommodation.

Road Travel 3hrs 40minutes

Travel in Luxury Sedan
Minimum 2 persons required 

*Admissions, lunch, morning and afternoon teas are not included for this tour. It  will be specified upon confirmation of booking.