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Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland

By Auckland & Beyond Tours
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
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.
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 12h
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Live guide: English
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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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Grand Millennium Auckland, 71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 2
    Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments, Corner Waterloo Quadrant &, Princes Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 3
    SkyCity Auckland, Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 4
    Hilton Auckland, 147 Quay Street, Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Pickup details
  • Pickups are from selected hotels in Auckland City, Exact pick-up location and time will be confirmed by our reservations team.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35014P12

      • 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.
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland?
      How much is Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland?
      Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland price starts from $252.92. Discover and book Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland on Tripadvisor
      What is the Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland cancellation policy?
      Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland on Tripadvisor
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35014P12

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      Itinerary
      • You’ll have 4 starting options
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Hobbiton Movie Set
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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      • 2
        Waitomo Glowworm Caves
        Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Auckland & Beyond Tours
        1,384
        New Zealand
        Joined in May 2016
      • 879darbyv
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Day
        GREAT tour. Adil was our driver and guide and was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Hobbitton was a must-see, and this is the right tour to do it!
        Written April 12, 2024
      • GrandTour66065151188
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour
        Paul was a perfect driver. He made me feel comfortable explaining the general story about New Zealand in an interesting way. Also, he made me look forward to the Hobbiton tour because he was serious about it. Thank you, Paul.
        Written April 9, 2024
      • Wanderer42195173704
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        An long awaited experience
        Well organized trip and timely pick up. Spacious comfortable mini bus. Adil was helpful and friendly. The Hobbiton movie set was enjoyable, but an extra 10 or 15 minutes would have been beneficial at the hobbit hole and green dragon.
        Written April 6, 2024
      • olivertY3956OT
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip to Hobbiton you will go on an adventure!
        Paul, our driver was very nice, shared a lot of interesting information about the country on our way to Hobbiton. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
        Written April 6, 2024
      • overpack24
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Waitomo Glowworm Cave Boat Tour
        Auckland and Beyond was the only company that only visited the Glowworm caves from Auckland that I could find and it was a great choice. - Company was very responsive to inquiries - Guide (Adil) was on time and extremely friendly - wonderful commentary and conversation throughout the long 2-2.5 hour drive there and back. We traveled in a comfortable 8 person van. The ride went very fast due to Amil pointing out interesting scenery, birds and providing non-biased commentary on New Zealand. - Toilet and Coffee break on the way and optional toilet break on the way home. Water and snacks (chips, cookies) available. - Glowworm cave tour was really unique and we were very lucky with our guide. - Post tour Adil gave us some time in the gift shop and for a toilet stop.
        Written April 2, 2024
      • caseyhO1135ES
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Such a perfect way to spend a day
        If you’re on the fence: GO! SO easy getting picked up, the tour guide (Paul) was so kind and super informative: sharing a ton of really interesting info on the drive down. He was very helpful in facilitating our tour and all in all I say 10/10!
        Written March 26, 2024
      • Navigator312538
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day at Hobbiton
        Our day was filled with wonderful facts provided by our driver/guide Warren. His knowledge, wit and personality made the two hour drive very enjoyable. When we arrived at Hobbiton it was very organized, the larger buses left at their set time. Our guide Melisa was very knowledge and shared so many interesting facts about the sets and clips from the movies. Overall we feel this tour is one of the best we have taken. We recommend Auckland and Beyond, excellent communication and great clean vans to travel. Thank you for the great day!
        Written March 21, 2024
      • Philip C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Luxury island experience
        Such a great time Geoff met us at the ferry and we had a super tour around the island It was a excellent way to see the island The selection of wineries were outstanding and out lunch was in a lovely restaurant We would definitely return
        Written March 20, 2024
      • Curious51404286328
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day trip.
        My husband and I did this tour and had fabulous day. The car was comfortable to do a long day trip, the driver was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recomend the company and this tour.
        Written March 19, 2024
      • Stevios
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Full Day Of Sightseeing On The Coromandel Peninsula
        We had a great day taking in the amazing scenery on the Coromandel Peninsula tour. Our guide, Adil was knowledgeable and pleasant and went beyond our expectations to help us have a wonderful time. It was so nice to leave the stress of driving to someone else. Plus Adil shared his extensive knowledge of New Zealand's people and geology as well as the amazing flora and fauna we saw. A great trip we highly recommend!
        Written March 16, 2024
      • Mg6677
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wild Kiwi and Warren 🥂
        The tour was very well organized and executed. I would highly recommend this tour and specially with Warren Peat. He shared right level of information, gave us right guidance and above all kept the group together with his sense of humor. Great time, great tour and great tour guide. 5+ stars ✨
        Written March 15, 2024
      • 467elizabethy
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A day in the Shire
        We booked a tour through Auckland and Beyond Tours, and it was an unforgettable experience. From the time we were picked up by Paul, he shared the history of Auckland and some trivias. He was assisting us from the start until the end of the trip and he was very friendly. The Hobbiton left me with unforgettable memories. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films or simply appreciate breathtaking scenery and immersive experiences, this tour is an absolute must-do.
        Written March 13, 2024
      • THECINNA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Waitomo & Rotorua tour
        Had an amazing time on the Waitomo and Rotorua tour. Our guide Adil was very informative and nice. Waitomo was interesting, but really loved Rotorua and Te Pula. It was beautiful. Adil had plenty of snacks and water and made sure everyone was comfortable for the long trip. He also stopped at a few fun places on the way. I highly recommend Auckland and Beyond. I plan to use them again for future tours when i return to New Zealand. Thank you Auckland and Beyond (and Adil) for an amazing experience
        Written March 13, 2024
      • Shiqi7
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Overall very good
        Our driver Paul was very friendly and knowledgeable about history of Auckland. Learned a lot from him. (Hobbiton itself is not that exciting though, unless you’re a die hard fan.)
        Written March 12, 2024
      • Curiosity43306698643
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A tour you would never regret!
        The Hobbiton movie set was awesome! It was such a lovely place to tour. Roturua's geothermal valley was amazing either! Our guide was John who was such a sweet person:) He explained the view interestingly and took care of all his passengers! I would recommend this tour to my friends.
        Written March 10, 2024
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      WldmanDave
      St. Petersburg, FL20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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      Smartin
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Despite the weather the tours we went on were very enjoyable. There was a decent amount of time spent in the van, but it is a very comfortable van. All of the seats were captains chairs and the van was equipped with complimentary wifi. Our guide Warren, who is a former headmaster, was very knowledgeable and talked to us about New Zealand and its history on the ride. The tours themselves were well worth the time spent. We went on both the Hobbiton and Glowworm tours. My advice to anyone planning to go on multiple tours is to bring snacks with you. Some snacks are provided but when you go for multiple tours it takes all day.
      Written October 29, 2022
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      Kia Ora & Thank you for your informative review and for sharing this great insight of our day tours from Auckland.
      Written October 31, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Annabelle K
      New Plymouth, New Zealand5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022
      Peter was so wonderful. He kept us entertained throughout the entire ride down to the Hobbiton, giving us stories about history backgrounds of different suburbs we were passing by. Hobbiton was wonderful - so cute and well maintained. We then drove to the Waitomo caves where we had a relaxing tour of the cave. It was a small group tour inside the cave, which was good as the guide took his time to give us more explanations around the origin of the caves and etc. It was very interesting. And of course, the glow worms - so beautiful yet a little creepy haha. But it was indeed a good experience. Thank you so much to Auckland and Beyond and Peter for taking such a good care of us!
      Written June 23, 2022
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      Thank you for your wonderful review of our small group (avoiding the rush) tour to Hobbiton and Waitomo. It is indeed a breathtaking and magical experience not to be missed by any visitor in Auckland.
      Written August 1, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Shanika C
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I did this tour with Wazza and it was truly amazing!
      He was thorough on the information he provided as well as being truly humorous during the entire trip!
      If you’re on the North Island, please consider booking with this tour company.
      You won’t regret it!
      Thanks again Wazza.
      Best tour so far!
      Written November 22, 2022
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      Tēnā koe and thank you for sharing your experience and recommendations.
      Written December 13, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      PJ C
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      Took this tour with my parents and we absolutely loved it. The route, stops, and meal places/times were all well-planned by our guide Geoff. He was very nice, great at keeping the tour on schedule, and gave good information on the places we were passing during the drive. Both Hobbiton and Waitomo were uniquely New Zealand experiences and worth the time and money spent. I would recommend taking the trip with this Auckland & Beyond Tours and asking for Geoff if possible. Worth every penny.
      Written January 23, 2024
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      Thank you for recommending Auckland and Beyond Tours and for stating that our tours are worth every penny.. I agree!
      Written February 14, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Corey
      Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent day trip to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves. The van was comfortable and nice and we were provided with bottled water. All the staff at Auckland & Beyond are a pleasure to deal with. Dave, our driver, was knowledgeable and friendly and did a great job getting us from place to place without making us feel rushed. Hobbiton was larger than I expected and so well presented that even my Mum enjoyed the visit even though she hasn’t seen any of the movies. Waitomo Caves was magical and very much worthwhile even though it was smaller than expected. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone travelling to NZ and visiting only Auckland.
      Written August 8, 2023
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      Thank you for recommending Auckland and Beyond Tours full day tour to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves.
      Written August 10, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Giia Weigel
      Castellana Grotte, Italy2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Solo
      While the administrative side could have been smoother (the tour got off to a slightly rocky start owing to a small communication issue), the trip itself was absolutely fantastic! Our fearless leader, Adil, went over and above his duties, offering history and stories, views and tidbits, all the while delivering us safely and cautiously (mad winds were blowing but he mastered them with ease) from one amazing adventure to another, making sure we got the best out of every stop, every road, every view. I hope you'll win the guide lottery and find yourself in his capable hands. :)

      P.S. Adil seems to have a deal with weather faeries - it was raining most of the way to Hobbiton and pouring buckets when were about to leave, but during the ENTIRE tour the sky was blue, the sun was shining and not a drop came down! Magic. :)
      Written February 3, 2024
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      Thank you for recommending Auckland and Beyond Tours.
      Written February 14, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Michelle G
      New York City, NY4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jason Hazelwood, our tour guide, was a fantastic driver throughout our day trip of Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves. One thing to note is that we weren't able to see the interior of Bagshot Row Hobbit holes due to construction (due for completion in December 2023), but they did give complimentary Green Dragon mugs as a nice souvenir. Both places were beautiful and we had separate tour guides for each place. I also love the ice cream stop we made towards the end; I got the Hokey Pokey at Jason's recommendation (delicious!). Highly recommend booking with Auckland & Beyond tours as they were great communicators before and during the trip.
      Written November 19, 2023
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      Thank you for the recommendation.
      Written November 30, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Sabrina I
      15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Couples
      We had an amazing day with our guide Raymond! He was informative and shared plenty of history about Auckland as we made our way to Hobbiton and Waitomo. He was incredibly professional and the experiences we had at both locations are unmissable. Highly recommend!
      Written July 24, 2022
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      Kia Ora Sabrina, Thank you for this amazing feedback & I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip from Auckland to Hobbiton and Waitomo with Auckland & Beyond Tours. Our tour guide Raymond and all our team appreciate your lovely feedback. Wish you safe travels!
      Written July 27, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Kristen K
      Boston, MA13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      We planned our entire honeymoon around visiting Hobbiton, so we were VERY selective with who we chose to bring us there. Gary provided exactly the experience we were looking for, he picked us up at our hotel and we knew from the second we met him that he’d be a delight to spend the day with. We were with 17 others on the tour and Gary did a great job doing ice breakers and introducing everyone. He shared fun facts and jokes as we drove about and was the best vibes of kiwi dad jokes out there. Our day was all laughs and smiles, we made new friends, and we even stopped for ice cream on the way back. If you don’t take his tour, you are dumb. Couldn’t recommend this experience more!
      Written December 19, 2023
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      Thank you for the recommendation.
      Written February 14, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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