Magical Wonderland Experience


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Tour Summary

The Magical Wonderland Experience hosts unique insight for travellers wanting an enriching journey that will create lasting memories.

Tour Highlights


  • Enjoy a scenic drive through lush countryside with excellent photo opportunity

  • Marvel at the thousands of glow-worms as you ride on a boat

  • Immerse yourself in geology and history of the Waitomo caves with the help of a tour guide

  • Explore the incredible Lady Knox geyser eruption with heights of 10 to 20 metres

  • Explore the amazing Wai-o-Tapu thermal wonderland geothermal walk including the truly fascinating champagne pool

  • Discover surreal beauty and dramatic geothermal landscapes

  • Mesmerising Torrent Huka Falls and lake Taupo waterfront

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

  • Remarkable 360-degree views of the rolling Kaimai Range

  • Opportunity to have a drink at the cosy Green Dragon Inn

  • Amazing photo opportunities at the colourful Hobbiton village

Tour Inclusion


  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey

  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • All entrance and activity fee excluding add-on activity

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities

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

Tour Description

Our magical wonderland experience starts from Auckland city and you’ll enjoy a two-hour scenic drive South of Auckland into Waikato, with a scenic stop or two for taking picturesque photos of New Zealand's lush countryside.


Day 1: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour


Discover your moment of magic in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour. ​Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Experience the serene ambiance as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glowworm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world.


Experience the enchanting village of Hobbiton Movie Set In the heart of New Zealand, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire with a guided tour of Hobbiton, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. See the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created. Get lost among the hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the mill and the Party Tree. Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be.


​​After returning to Matamata, re-join the luxury coach. The drive from Matamata to Rotorua will take approximately 50 minutes. You are set to relax.


Extra Activity/Add-On (Optional) Deluxe Lake Spa


Enhance your Rotorua enchanting experience by escaping to Polynesian Spa and unlock nature’s gift in Rotorua - Your soul will thank you for it.


Nestled on the shores of lake Rotorua lies Polynesian Spa – a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat, where you can experience wellness sourced from Rotorua’s very own backyard. Channeling the geothermal marvels in its backyard, waters from two natural springs are fed into the 28 hot mineral pools at Polynesian Spa. The slightly acidic priest spring relieves tired muscles, aches and pains while the alkaline waters of the Rachel spring nourish skin.


After the therapeutic spa, relax at our overnight stay in Rotorua.


Day 2: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Lake Taupō


A short drive approximately 20 minutes south of Rotorua, will bring you to the park, which is considered to be one of New Zealand's most diverse geothermal attractions Experience a land where myth and legend come to life, where the earth boils, mud heals, and steam disappears into the clouds above. Explore spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic park. Walks through this unique geothermal area take between 30 and 75 minutes and provide a wide range of amazing photo opportunities at unique features including the world famous Champagne Pool, naturally coloured hot and cold springs,  bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. 


Marvel at the breath-taking geothermal scenery, stunning waterfalls and World Heritage-listed forest reserves and the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. You will be amazed by the majestic Huka falls- an incredible waterfall that thunders 11m into the Waikato River below and boast the title of being New Zealand's most visited natural attraction.


Journey of thousand miles start from single step. With an enriched and heart-warming experience, we head back to Auckland.

Tour Requirements

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to operate

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

  • Warm layers in cooler months and a waterproof

  • Camera, Go-Pro, binocular

  • A sense of adventure

  • A low level of fitness is required

Tour Upgrades

ExperienceKart can arrange accommodation for you at a superior / standard hotel or you can book your own. Extend, enhance your holiday to New Zealand by choosing an add-on activity or upgrade to a full package including accommodation and add-ons.


There is nothing like New Zealand and there is nothing like classic New Zealand luxury. This program is all about the experience!