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Golden Triangle Experience

Experience the top destinations of New Zealand’s North Island on this luxury guided tour. Indulge in comfort, style, and exclusive sightseeing. The best way for a first-time visitor to experience New Zealand’s must-see destinations. If you only have a short time in New Zealand, it’s the perfect route to get a taste for what this unspoiled 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. 

Duration

Two Nights &

Three Days

Location

Auckland City, 

Waitomo, Rotorua,

Hobbiton

Tour Type

Scenic Tours

Overnight Tours

Price From

NZ $1,499

Per Person

Tour Summary

Experience the top destinations of New Zealand’s North Island on this luxury guided tour. Indulge in comfort, style, and exclusive sightseeing. The best way for a first-time visitor to experience New Zealand’s must-see destinations. If you only have a short time in New Zealand, it’s the perfect route to get a taste for what this unspoiled 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. 

Itinerary At a Glance

  • Day 1: Waitomo Twin Cave Experience - Glowworm Cave, Rukauri Cave & Overnight Stay in Rotorua.

  • Day 2: Rotorua City Highlights, Te Puia Geothermal Valley & Overnight Stay in Rotorua.

  • Day 3: Middle Earth Experience - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and return to Auckland.

Tour Highlights

 

  • Experience top best North Island destinations in one day on an all-encompassing tour.

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

  • Leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature.

  • Explore the time in a landscape of steaming thermal wonderland.

  • Sightseeing historical government gardens, thermal springs and Polynesian spa.

  • Chance to see the towering water jets of Pōhutu Geyser.

  • Spot the iconic New Zealand kiwi bird at the nocturnal house.

  • Up-close look at the valley's immense bubbling mud pools.

  • Witness an awe-inspiring, authentic, and traditional Māori cultural performance.

  • Wander through Hobbit holes built for the films and Bagshot Row. 

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

  • Remarkable 360-degree views of the rolling Kaimai Ranges.

  • Amazing photo opportunities in front of every hobbit holes.

  • Travel through the Waikato region, which is well known for cattle and dairy farming.

  • See where major scenes were filmed and discover behind-the-scene secrets.

Journey Inclusions

  • Fully guided private return transfers from Auckland.

  • Pick up and drop off from Auckland.

  • Refreshments and water onboard.

  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet onboard.

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey.

  • Luxurious temperature-controlled private transportation.

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities.

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish.

Tour Inclusions

  • Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience Waitomo Glow Worm Cave.

  • Admission to boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

  • Admission to fully guided 90 minutes experience at the Waitomo Ruakuri Cave.

  • Admission to cafe style lunch at Waitomo.

  • Admission to guided tour, cultural performance and hangi buffet lunch at Te Puia Geothermal Valley.

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

  • Admission to 2 hour fully guided experience at Hobbiton movie set (incl. Buffet Lunch at the Party Marquee).

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

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis including Breakfast.

Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves
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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves

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Black Water Rafting

Black Water Rafting

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