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Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland provided by Auckland & Beyond Tours

Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland

Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland
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Combine two of New Zealand’s top destinations: the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Explore each popular attraction in a small-group setting, so there’s no need to compete for your guide’s attention. Taste locally brewed cider or beer at the Green Dragon Inn, then marvel at nature's light display.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • North Island combo: Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo
  • Step inside Hobbit Holes and the Green Dragon Inn
  • Walk through a starry wonderland in the Glowworm Grotto
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Auckland
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • North Island combo: Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo
  • Step inside Hobbit Holes and the Green Dragon Inn
  • Walk through a starry wonderland in the Glowworm Grotto
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Auckland
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35014P12
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer free pick up from your centrally located Auckland City Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum bookings required for tour to operate.
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer free pick up from your centrally located Auckland City Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum bookings required for tour to operate.
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Barry W
2 contributions
Amazing Trip to Waitomo Caves
Jun 2021
Travellers from Adelaide South Australia.We had a wonderful experience with John our guide on our day trip to Waitomo Caves. Our journey to the caves was most interesting with John as we found him to be very personable and informative.
The caves were amazing, worth the trip. We would definitely recommend a trip to Waitomo with John as your driver and guide. Thankyou John.
Written June 8, 2021
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DKB
3 contributions
Hobbiton Set Tour & Waitomo Caves
Feb 2020 • Business
We had the most amazing time on our tour with Chris! He is the most caring and friendly tour guide who by the end of the trip you feel like “family” to him. He has great knowledge of the areas surrounding the tourist attractions and has even made friends with some ostriches that only run over when he gets out of the van - spectacular experience!

The hobbiton tour is so “real” and a great experience for all ages! The beer at the end went down a treat too.

Waitomo was breathtaking, my only wish is that you get to stay in there longer because of how beautiful it was!

Even though it was a massive day, we never felt rushed, we got to enjoy our time and we even got lots of little snacks along the way - Auckland & Beyond it’s the little things... would 100 percent recommend this tour to friends and family.
Written February 28, 2020
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WldmanDave
St. Petersburg, FL16 contributions
Try to do this
Feb 2020 • Solo
Amazing tour of Hobbit Land and then the glowworm caves. A beautiful overcast day coupled with my guide Chris made for the perfect day. He fostered a spirit of camaraderie which really bonded our group together. From pickup way before dawn, no detail was missed and Chris was hands on in making sure every guest was comfortable.
Worth every penny.
Don't miss these 2 attractions. Only place in the world you can do them.
Written February 28, 2020
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Varun
1 contribution
Outstanding Service by Chris
Feb 2020 • Friends
Our tour guide Chris given us an expectional service. He looked after us as his family. Chris offered of lots of snacks and made us comfortable throughout the tour.

It was a fun tour of Hobbiton and Waitamo caves.
We stopped in town for lunch. Then another hour on the bus to the glow worm cave. First part is a typical walking cave tour. Then you get in a boat for the glow worm part.
I will highly recommend this tour to all the readers.
Written February 28, 2020
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S F
Melbourne, FL32 contributions
Fun day! Highly Recommended!
Jan 2020 • Family
Two hours on a minibus with water and snacks. Beautiful scenery. Fun tour of Hobbiton. Took tons of pictures! Overpriced gift shop. Stopped in town for lunch. Then another hour on the bus to the glow worm cave. First part is a typical walking cave tour. Then you get in a boat for the glow worm part. No pictures allowed. Another gift shop. Two hour ride back on the bus. Our tour guide, Chris, was great. We learned a lot of New Zealand info from him. He was fun and made us very comfortable.
Written February 25, 2020
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Cem
1 contribution
Full of Joy
Feb 2020
We travelled 2 adults and a 10 month old baby and it was very great experience to go two great locations in one day also guided with every detail that we had to know and also we got picked up the location as requested. we have travelled with great driver Simon! he was a very friendly tour guide and he shared lots of info about beautiful New Zealand.
Written February 11, 2020
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Louise_carlsson
11 contributions
No expectations from start - Was an amazing trip!
Jan 2020 • Solo
David picked me up 6.30 in the morning (last pic up). Off we went to the beautiful roads of NZ. After about 1,5 hour we was there at the Hobbit movie set. I have always fallen asleep trying to watch the movies. Just not my thing but damn this was a beautiful place! Great tour, great views, finished of with a drink in the bar before we when’s on the read again, about an hour then stoped for lunch in a city. Eat wherever you want (no lunch included in price). 15 min later we where at the cove with the Glowworms. Again did not expect much, the cave part was nice but I have seen that before so was not to impressed but hearing about the glowworms and going in to a dead silent boat tour with them in the sealing was amazing. I can really recommend this! David was a great driver and told us loads about New Zeeland. He also left some time for sleeping and just viewing the landscape. Just how I want it. A great start to my NZ trip know knowing a bit more about the country I’ve just arrived to for vacation :) (Good Wi-Fi and nice minibus as well. Confi)
Written January 3, 2020
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Camper283114
7 contributions
Great tour to two fabulous locations!
Dec 2019
Our guide and driver Peter was great. He was warm and friendly, and he communicated well the plans for the day, where to meet, when to meet, etc. Both of the locations were lots of fun to visit, especially if you love the Lord of the Rings series or The Hobbit series. A fantastic day!
Written January 2, 2020
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Labhesh
1 contribution
Mandy is awesome!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Mandy did a great job of organizing the trip....would definitely do another trip with her and this company again... timely pick up and drop off; good driving...and know how of the city and the tour spots we visited!!
Written December 23, 2019
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Thank you for recommending Auckland and Beyond Tours. We are truly honoured to have you on our Auckland Shore Excursion. I appreciate your amazing feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Written December 28, 2019
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Dan S
Clinton, NJ4 contributions
Best part of NZ excursions for a Hobbit lover and sightseers
Dec 2019 • Family
We Had a great trip with Chris as our guide. He was very friendly and made the bus feel like family as we very punctually were able to see the homes of the hobbits we felt like we were in a storybook and then there was the wonders of glow worms in the caves, very cool. Chris took good care of us and filled us in on the Maori culture and facts about the area. Kia Ora Chris, thanks for being a great guide
The Shea’s
Written December 21, 2019
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Hello Dan, Thank you for your lovely feedback and for choosing Auckland & Beyond Tours for a Luxury tour to Waitomo and Hobbiton. We love to treat each guest as a new member of our family to leave you with an experience of a lifetime that will make you want to come back to New Zealand very soon for another adventure.
Written December 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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