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From Auckland or Rotorua: Hobbiton and Cave Rafting Day Trip

From Auckland or Rotorua: Hobbiton and Cave Rafting Day Trip

From US$ 282.42 per person

Enjoy two amazing activities in one day: Hobbiton and the Black Labyrinth. Visit the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set on a guided tour and then head to Waitomo for a three-hour caving tour with a picnic lunch in between.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Addresses in central Rotorua or Auckland. Please be ready for pickup at least 5 minutes before your pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Embark on a walking tour of Hobbiton Movie Set with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Enjoy a packed picnic lunch supplied by Hobbiton
  • Travel in top-of-the-range Mercedes vans in small groups
  • Start in Auckland or Rotorua and finish in the same location or get dropped off in the other city
  • Set off on an exciting cave rafting adventure
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation or an agreed-upon meeting point in Auckland or Rotorua and set off for Hobbiton. Upon arrival, you'll have some time to get something to eat or explore the Shires Rest souvenir shop before joining a two-hour walking tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, which includes a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn.  Transfer to the movie set on one of the tour operator's buses and hear about how this set was used for all filming of both "The Lord of the Rings" and the "The Hobbit" movies. After the tour, take 15 minutes to relax in the Green Dragon Inn before traveling to Waitomo Caves. Between the two stops, you'll have time to enjoy your picnic lunch. At Waitomo Caves, join a group of up to 12 people on the Black Labyrinth tour, which includes cave tubing and caving in the river that runs through the bottom of the Ruakuri Cave. After arriving at the cave, you will be given a briefing on the art of cave tubing before starting your rafting excursion. Float through a glow-worm grotto, jump over small waterfalls, and enjoy other adrenalin-filled experiences. The tour runs about three hours, 1.5 of which are underground.  Rejoin the main transport for the day and travel to your drop-off destination. On some occasions, the activities may be reversed. After you have completed the final activity, you will be taken to Auckland or Rotorua. You can start and finish in the same place, or choose to make this a one-way journey beginning or ending in Auckland or Rotorua.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central locations in Rotorua or Auckland
  • All admission fees
  • Packed picnic lunch
  • Transport in Mercedes minibus
  • Water and snacks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  •  Children under 12 are not permitted on the Black Labyrinth excursion
  •  Bring something to wear under your wet suit
  • A minimum of four customers is required to run this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 4 reviews

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It was a trip to Rotorua-Hobbiton-Rafting-Auckland and it was easy for our group to depart from Rotorua. The article was very friendly. For lunch, sandwiches, wraps, muffins, cakes? It was orange and water. Rafting was also fun, but after rafting, there was hives in the body ... I was going to the hospital, but I'm not sure if this was due to rafting or food. The tour itself was good!

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February 21, 2020

Hobbiton was much larger than expected and the tour did not disappoint! Tubing through the gloworms at Waitomo was a great way to see them. The cave river is definitely cold but worth it. Nothing too scary or difficult! The pick up in Royorua and drop off in Auckland was perfect for us! Anne our driver was very knowledgeable about the area even with the detours for roadworks.

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December 4, 2019

Product ID: 320833