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Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Film Set Tour

by GreatSights Duration 10h 5m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$357
Amazing! 5/5 Expedia Guest Rating

Glide through caves illuminated by bioluminescent creatures, drive through rolling hills and tranquil pastoral landscapes, and explore the adorable hillside hamlet created for the award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. Visit the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set on this full-day excursion.

Journey south through lush rural farmland to the Hobbiton Film Set, hidden on private farmland near the town of Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

Please note the order of this tour is subject to change. before you hop back in your comfortable ride and roll back to Auckland.

Glide through caves illuminated by bioluminescent creatures, drive through rolling hills and tranquil pastoral landscapes, and explore the adorable hillside hamlet created for the award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. Visit the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set on this full-day excursion.

Journey south through lush rural farmland to the Hobbiton Film Set, hidden on private farmland near the town of Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

Please note the order of this tour is subject to change. before you hop back in your comfortable ride and roll back to Auckland.

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8:30 AM, Waitomo and Hobbiton Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 10h 5m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
NZ$357

Total price is NZ$357, taxes included

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Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Film Set Tour

Activity Location

Hobbiton

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal

    102 Hobson Street

    Auckland 1010


Highlights

  • Engaging excursion to natural sights & famous attractions

  • Curious glow-worms & fascinating geology at Waitomo Caves

  • Real-life film set of the Shire from Lord of the Rings

  • Delicious buffet-style lunch with freshly prepared dishes

  • Experienced local guide offers commentary along the way


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

  • Admission to Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves & Hobbiton

  • Buffet-style lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Auckland hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 3years of age are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • Dietary lunch options are available if requested when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.