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Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Highlights

  • Embark on an exciting day trip from Auckland

  • Marvel at glowworms in Waitomo Caves

  • Discover movie magic at the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Enjoy a buffet lunch featuring freshly prepared dishes

  • Listen to lively commentary from your expert driver guide

Highlights

  • Embark on an exciting day trip from Auckland

  • Marvel at glowworms in Waitomo Caves

  • Discover movie magic at the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Enjoy a buffet lunch featuring freshly prepared dishes

  • Listen to lively commentary from your expert driver guide

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Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Activity Location

hobbiton

501 Buckland Road

Matamata 3472

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal

    102 Hobson Street

    Auckland 1010

  • Quest Auckland Serviced Apartments

    363 Queen Street

    Auckland 1010

  • Amora Hotel Auckland,

    100 Greys Avenue

    Auckland 1010

  • 3. Auckland City Hotel-Hobson St,

    157 Hobson Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 4. Copthorne Hotel Auckland City,

    150 Anzac Avenue

    Auckland 1010

  • 5. Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group,

    83 Symonds Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 6. Crowne Plaza Auckland,

    128 Albert Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 7. Hilton Auckland,

    147 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 8. Grand Millennium Auckland,

    71 Mayoral Drive

    Auckland 1010

  • 9. M Social Auckland,

    196-200 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 10. Pullman Auckland,

    Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant

    Auckland 1010

  • 11. Rydges Auckland,

    59 Federal Street

    Auckland 1010


Description

Embark on an exciting day trip from Auckland to discover the glowworm caves at Waitomo and the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Escape the city and journey south through lush green farmland en route to Matamata, a small rural town where you'll find the Hobbiton Movie Set. Upon arrival in Matamata, you'll be whisked away on a Hobbiton tour; accompanied by an expert guide, stroll through the rolling hills and into Middle-earth to see hobbit-holes, Bilbo Baggins' house and The Shire before tucking into lunch outside the Green Dragon Inn. For fans of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies, this has to be one of the best places to visit outside Auckland. After lunch, hop on your coach and travel west to get your fill of nature's wonders at the glowworm caves in Waitomo. Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour winding through underground caverns by foot and learning about how stalactites and stalagmites formed before hopping on a boat for the last part of your tour. Glide down an underground river to arrive in the Glowworm Grotto where you can marvel at the thousands of twinkling glowworms overhead. Your luxury coach tour concludes as you board your vehicle for the return trip to Auckland.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

  • Admission to Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton

  • Buffet-style lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation 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 pickup is available from most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 Mar 10, 2020

Everything from pickup to the actual tours was excellent! Tour guides were quite informative and entertaining. The only thing that was disappointing was having a very young child on such a long tour. Although we cannot control who attends , it’s for the enjoyment of all. The precious glow worms environment is disrupted with sound and we want to preserve their habitat, so please respect the tour recommendations by considering the age of your child and if they can handle this 11 hour tour. Overall amazing experience!

4/5 Feb 14, 2020

Hobbitton and the Caves were great but extremely long exhausting drive. Wonderful lunch at the Green Dragon. We also thought we were buying a smaller More personal tour group size so it was too big for us at a full bus. Driver great but either he or the company didn’t allow anywhere near enough time for washroom time for women. 15 -20 women 3 stalls ten minutes on and back on a bus Very stressful. Same with shopping time. Short to non existent due to tight schedules.

5/5 Feb 5, 2020

Two of the best Auckland attractions in one. Hobbiton movie set is beautifully preserved and fun to go through bus driver was very good and provided great commentary through out Waitomo caves are a wonder in itself. Must see

Sangeeta S

United States