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Taupo Full day Adventure Glowworm Caves, Rotorua Maori Culture, Hangi & Hobbiton

Join us on the ultimate one-day tour from Taupo to undertake a trifecta of experiences. Visit 3 of the best attractions. Waitomo Glowworm Caves (45 minutes inclusive of boat ride) Maori Cultural and Geothermal experience at Te Puia 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.

Day trip from Taupo to Taupo. Includes the classic Waitomo Glowworm Caves (45 minutes), Te Puia Hangi Buffet and self-guided tour and the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ( 2 hours ) Arrive Taupo 7:15 pm.
A long day with lots of traveling but if you only have one day a fabulous way to see the Glowworm Caves, experience Geothermal attractions and Maori culture in Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set - the grand Trifecta.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves duration 45 minutes
Te Puia Hangi Buffett lunch - see the geyser from your table
Te Puia self-guided tour 30 minutes
Lunch is included
Hobbiton Movie Set tour 2 hours


12 hours 30 minutes


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Hotels Transfer by air conditioned vehicle
    • Entry and guided tour through Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Boat ride through the legendary Waitomo glowworm caves
    • Entry into Te Puia Geyser Geothermal Park
    • Traditional Hangi Buffet at Te Puia
    • Entry and guided tour at Hobbiton Movie Tour Set
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    What's excluded :
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Here we'll enjoy a tour of amazing natural wonder and meet the thousands of little glowworms that turn these dark caverns into gorgeous turquoise tunnels! These unique creatures are only found in New Zealand and welcome you to explore their subterranean home.

    Ride a boat beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in the famous Waitomo caves.

    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    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!

    Te Puia 'Full hangi buffet: including Watercress & kumara soup, salad buffet, Hangi chicken, pork, lamb, potato, pumpkin, kumara and dessert buffet. Served in Pataki Kai = New restaurant overlooking the geothermal valley

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    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!

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 30 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our main pick up is at 6:15 am at Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre (30 Tongariro St, Taupo)If you want to change to one of the pickups below please call or email the local supplier with your voucher ready so this can be arranged.
    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
    • Service animals allowed
    • 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.



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Organised by Headfirst Travel

Activity ID: V-21521P27

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