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From Auckland: Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Full-Day Trip

From Auckland: Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Full-Day Trip

From US$ 224.01 per person

Visit 2 top attractions in a single day on a luxury tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves from Auckland. Travel in the comfort of luxury vehicle with an experienced guide.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from hotels located in the Central Business District (CBD) in Auckland. Pick-up can also be arranged from Auckland Airport or the cruise ship terminal on request, subject to availability. Please contact the local operator after booking to arrange.

Experience

Itinerary
12 hours
  • Auckland

  • Hobbiton Movie Set (guided tour, walk)

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves (guided tour, walk)

  • Auckland

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • See where The Lord of the Rings was filmed at the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Learn about glowworms at the Waitomo Glowworms Cave
  • Get stunning views of the Kaimai Range from the comfort of a luxury vehicle
Full description
Depart Auckland and embark on a scenic journey through the beautiful mountains of the Kaimai Range on a 2-hour drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Relax aboard a luxury Mercedes vehicle equipped with free Wi-Fi and complimentary snacks and water. On arrival, follow in the footsteps of your favorite Lord of the Rings characters on an official 2-hour guided tour of the 1,250-acre sheep farm where the movie was shot. Get amazing views of the Kaimai Range as you are led through the site to discover the Hobbit Holes, Old Mill and Double-Arched Bridge. Stop for a complimentary drink at The Green Dragon Inn. Continue to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and learn about the amazing glowworms and the caves' historical and geological aspects on a guided boat ride. Sit back and relax, and enjoy the scenery on the return drive to Auckland, where you will get dropped off at your hotel on arrival. 
Includes
  • Central Auckland pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by luxury van with Wi-Fi
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Tickets for a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • 1 drink at The Green Dragon Inn (alcoholic or non-alcoholic); snacks; bottled water
  • Tickets for a guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves (including boat ride)
  • Meals

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • The pickup time is between 6 AM - 6:30 AM, depending on your location; the exact pickup time is to be confirmed by the local operator after the booking.
  • The Hobbiton Movie Set tour is a fully guided walking tour. Sensible footwear is recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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My trip to Hobbiton and the Waitamo Caves was simply great! Hobbiton was a dream come true - the attention to detail was remarkable, and the scenery was breathtaking. The tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant, which added to the overall enjoyment of the event. The Waitamo Caves were equally spectacular, with their distinct shapes and colors. The guide was also quite informative and kind, and the trip was amazing. I would strongly suggest this tour to anybody looking for something genuinely remarkable and one-of-a-kind. The combination of Hobbiton and Waitamo Caves made for an incredible day that I can't wait to repeat!

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January 3, 2023

Hobbiton was well worth it and the guide for that was great! The driver was exceptional! The glow worm experience was good, liked the caves there, but, if you are traveling by car I would recommend driving yourself to save the money and the time. It is an all day excursion (12hours) with stops for food that were very good, but not included in the price. The glow worms are in other areas for free. You cannot take pictures in the caves so be prepared.

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February 13, 2020

We had a great day, the visit to the 2 sites went well, we discovered 2 magnificent places in one day. The deluxe mini van we had was really really very comfortable. But the most we liked was our great guide Chris, he is fabulous, very kind, he took good care of us and shared his love with us for its country and its culture...Thank you very much.I highly recommend this tour

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December 26, 2019

Product ID: 131028