Private Tour [3 Days]: Waitomo Triple Caves, Rotorua City, Te Puia & Hobbiton

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From $777.97

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Departs: Auckland, Auckland

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The best way for a first-time visitor to experience New Zealand’s must-see destinations. Our Golden Triangle experience has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. If you only have a short time in New Zealand, it’s the perfect route to get a taste for what this wild country is all about, and you’ll immerse in the rich and vibrant culture. New Zealand’s Golden Triangle Experience comprises the three most visited cities in the country's Waitomo, Rotorua and Matamata (Hobbiton), which are all connected to each other within a small radius. You can experience three cities of varying landscapes and get a taste of three very different and distinct sides of the country.

What's Included

A captivating experience of the Whakarewarewa thermal wonderland

A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey

Admission to 2 hour fully guided experience at Hobbiton movie set

Admission to full day pass at Te Puia Geothermal Valley

Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience Waitomo Glow Worm Cave

Admission to fully guided 75 minutes experience Waitomo Aranui Cave

Admission to fully guided 75 minutes experience Waitomo Ruakuri Cave

Amazing photo opportunities in front of every hobbit holes

Boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Chance to see the towering water jets of Pōhutu Geyser

Chance to step into a real The Lord of the Rings film set

Complimentary Hobbiton beverages - Ale, cider, ginger beer or an English dark beer

Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

Complimentary refreshments and water on board

Discover the stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations of Aranui Caves

Discover Waitomo’s longest underground guided walking tour as you explore Ruakuri Cave

Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

Luxurious temperature controlled transportation

Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the iconic Glow-worm Caves

Marvel at unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glow-worms

Opportunity to have a drink at the cosy Green Dragon Inn

Remarkable 360-degree views of the rolling Kaimai Range

Rotorua city highlights – Government gardens, thermal springs & Polynesian spa

See more glow-worms than you could ever imagine all lighting up above your head!

Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics.

What's Not Included

Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Child safety car seat rental NZD $50.00 plus booking fees payable directly (with 24 hours’ notice).

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Boat tour capacity is up to 23 people.
  • Caves average at a temperature of 16-17 degrees year round.
  • COVID-19 precautions -Safety measures in place. All areas that exposed to customers are frequently cleaned & sanitised.
  • Easy and good fitness level required.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • No backpacks or large bags allowed in cave due to delicate formations.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, walking shoes, sun protection, jacket/warm layer & essential personal items.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The caves are accessible to those with reasonable mobility, as there are good handrails and paths. There is no wheelchair access.
  • This is a guided walking tour and sensible walking footwear is recommended.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We stay dry – the tour does not involve using a wet suit or abseiling or river rapids, it’s very easy.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.
  • Aranui Cave has a natural cave entrance and is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance.
  • Bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as these locations are the perfect place to get some great travel photos.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Licensed bar available at Te Puia, drinks available for purchase at additional cost.
  • No photography is permitted inside the Waitomo caves, and cameras and Go Pros cannot be taken on the tour.
  • Photography is permitted in Ruakuri Cave & Aranui Cave
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Souvenir photos are available for purchase after your tour.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Tours are suitable for people of all ages and average fitness. Our scenic walks are short and optional. Please let our guide know at check in if you have any fitness concerns.
  • We are able to accommodate a stroller or a pram, provided it is fully collapsible and can fit in the luggage compartment of our buses.
  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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