When planning a trip sometimes it’s hard to know what you want to see, how to plan it, and get it all organized. If you are like me, tours and touristy stuff might not be super high on the list of things to do when you go somewhere new either. The fact is that some of those tourist things are actually really cool and are worth the visit. Little did I know, the New Zealand trilogy tour would be just what I needed.
While planning our New Zealand trip, I came across a few tours and activities that I wanted to see while we were there. There were 3 things I knew for sure that we wanted to check out. The Glow Worm caves, Hobbiton, and a traditional Maori Haka. While researching tickets for all of these I came across The Trilogy Experience. I went to the site and read up on it and low and behold, it checked all the boxes of all the things we wanted to do and it was at a discount rate!.
What is the New Zealand Trilogy Experience?
The Trilogy tour combines the most popular sites in the north island of New Zealand: Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Te Puia, and Te Pō combo, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave. There is also a super-charged experience that includes black water rafting.
At the Waitomo
Hobbiton Movie Set
At the Hobbiton Movie set, you will tour the real set used in the making of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. The tour will give you the history of the set and some interesting facts about the movies and the making of them. After the tour, you enjoy a brew in the Green Dragon. This is a fun stop even if you are not into the movies.
The third part of the New Zealand Trilogy is Te Puia. It is home to the famous Pohutu Geyser as well as hot springs, silica terraces, bubbling mud pools, healing and cooking pools, that have been used by Māori for 700 years. You will walk the grounds and see all of this along with some native animals and also see how the Maori keep their traditions alive at the school on the grounds. Afterward, will witness a traditional Haka including a freshly cooked meal from the Hangi.
So Why Book the New Zealand Trilogy tour?
The New Zealand Trilogy experience makes it easy to book these must
Something to keep in mind. These experiences are up to 2 hours apart from each other so it is not likely you will get them done in one day. We managed to get it done in 2 days, Hobbiton in the evening, Waitomo the next morning first then and then the evening of that day at Te Puia. Make sure to account for your travel time when booking. We had a rental car if you do not, they have transportation options from Rotorua.
Adult $302 NZD
Child $141 NZD
Family $796 NZD (2 adults and 2 children; extra child add NZ $127)
(As of 2019)
You can book your experience here
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