Black Water Rafting, Hobbiton and Te Puia
Experience the Trilogy: three of the best attractions that the North Island has to offer - Hobbiton Movie Set, Te Puia and The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company.
Supercharge your Trilogy tour with an underground adventure with the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. at Waitomo Caves, participate in a cultural experience at Te Puia, and head to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata.
Enjoy a guided tour of Te Puia, come face-to-face with the Pōhutu Geyser and watch master carvers and weavers at work. See live kiwi birds, walk amongst geysers, bubbling mud pools, hot springs and steam in a mystical geothermal valley that is steeped in cultural history.
Black Water Rafting Co.
Black Labyrinth Discover Waitomo’s original Black Water Rafting caving tour on the Black Labyrinth. Float down an underground river and jump off subterranean waterfalls as you admire the glowworm-studded cave interior of Ruakuri Cave.
Hobbiton Movie Set
The Hobbiton Movie Set is an essential stop on the itinerary of all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set where Peter Jackson directed films The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
- 585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves
- 0800 456 922
- Open from Thurs-Sunday
Current Departure Times:
Black Labyrinth Tours depart Thurs-Sunday Your adventure will start at the Waitomo Homestead. This is the booking and assembly point for all Black Water Rafting expeditions. It is also the home of our new Homestead Cabins and where you'll find delicious food, great coffee and friendly Kiwi service.
There is plenty of parking available.
Allow 3 hours. Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
Hobbiton Movie Set Tours depart every 30 min daily from 9:30am - 3:30pm, plus additional tours in summer.
Allow 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tours depart from The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata.
Te Puia Tours depart daily from 8am - 5pm. Tours are between 60 - 90 minutes. Tours depart from Te Puia, Hemo Rd, Tihiotonga, Rotorua.
Bring swimwear and a towel.
Please note: the Black Labyrinth tour is a beginner level caving adventure, almost anyone can give it a go. There are no cameras allowed on this tour.
If you are confused about a certain tour time, you can confirm your bookings and times by phoning the contact centre on 0800 456 922.
All you will need is swimwear, a towel, comfortable shoes and a camera. Please note: photography is not permitted on Black Labyrinth tours but is allowed on the other tours.
Allow 3 hours for the Black Labyrinth tour, 1 hour and 45 minutes for Hobbiton and approximately 60 - 90 minutes for Te Puia lunch tour.
Te Puia tours depart from Te Puia, Hemo Rd, Tihiotonga, Rotorua. Black Labyrinth tours depart from 585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves, and Hobbiton Movie Set tours depart from The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata. Check in 30 minutes prior to each tour.
Photography and video are not permitted on Black Labyrinth tours but is allowed on every other tour.