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Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Trip from Auckland

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See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling lights in the glowworm grotto. Then visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, the filming location of the village of Bilbo Bagins and his fellow hobbits in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. As you explore Hobbiton, you can pose for pictures in front of the hobbit holes, the pond and the Green Dragon Inn.
  • Tour Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland
  • Combine two great sites to conveniently see more of New Zealand
  • Watch the sparkling display of glowworms on an underground boat tour
  • Picnic lunch served in the beautiful Waitomo Valley
  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set goes behind the scenes
  • Choose between Auckland or Rotorua drop-off
What to Expect
Start the day with pickup at selected hotels in Auckland, or at a centrally located meeting point. You’ll board a coach for the trip to Waitomo, enjoying a morning snack as you pass through rolling hills and farmland.
Upon arrival in Waitomo, go underground on a boat tour of the Waitomo River, where twinkling glowworms provide the only light in a series of caves and caverns. After the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour, pause for an included picnic lunch and continue through the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata.
At the Hobbiton Movie Set, join a guide for a behind-the-scenes tour of the film site for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, where director Peter Jackson recreated the world of Middle Earth. After the Hobbiton Movie Set tour, you have the option to return to Auckland or continue to Rotorua, famed for bubbling hot springs and vibrant Maori culture.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is pre - cruise tour before embarking on a ship that took us from Auckland to Sydney. The pick- up was so early in the morning in the hotel where we are staying. It was drizzling but that did’t dampen our enthusiasm as the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gabriel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here three times! Each time that I went the weather was different. Sometimes it was rainy, or damp or sunny and hot - it will be a toss up, as I have gone in the Spring and the Summer. OK, you need...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LeRoyJN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hobbiton is for die hard fans. The glow worm caves are magical, a must do experience. We took a boat ride on the underground river that runs through the caves.Looking upwards, the roof resembled a night sky filled with myriad blue, glowing stars. So beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cpkang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bus picked me up 15 mins later than the agreed time, although they are emphasizing at the booking that I have to be there 15 mins earlier, so this means that I was waiting for the bus 30 mins in the cold and I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LunaticKat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hobbiton was smaller than expected.Waitomo.Cave Tour time duration was shorter than expected. These were nice but not wow. You hage to be a die hard fan of LOrd of the Rings for Hobbiton to bring value. The saving graces were the buffet lunch, and the...More

Thank Catherine A
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June 19, 2019|
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Response from tonyr172 | Reviewed this property |
No idea but suggest u contact the transport company.
September 20, 2018|
Response from Tosakes | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. We walked on a lot of uneven and uphill surfaces
Analiza B
July 7, 2018|
Response from LLinos2 | Reviewed this property |
We were each traveling with a large suitcase and they safety and securely stowed all of it luggage throughout the excursion. Once finished with the cave tour, they helped guide us and our luggage to another bus that dropped... More
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