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From Auckland: Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Full-Day Trip

From Auckland: Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Full-Day Trip

From US$ 226.45 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.

About this activity

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Duration 11 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.


11 hours
  • Auckland

  • Hobbiton Movie Set (guided tour, walk)

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves (guided tour, walk)

  • Auckland

Pickup included
Main stop
  • 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. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by luxury Mercedes van with Wi-Fi
  • Driver/guide
  • Tickets for a 2-hour guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Free drink at The Green Dragon Inn (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • Tickets for a 1-hour guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves (including boat ride)
  • Snacks, bottled water and soft drinks
  • 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 pick-up time is between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM, depending on your location, to be confirmed by the local operator after 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 37 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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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

I was in Auckland last weekend with my wife and her parents. I initially booked a Korean tour (for my parents in-law's convenience) which was cancelled, and I was very lucky to get a last minute booking for this tour. To summarize, it was an amazing trip, not just for me but even for my parents in-law! Big thanks to our professional guide & driver David, who was eager to share his knowledge on New Zealand history and culture. His personal life stories were also very inspirational.

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December 14, 2019

Very comfortable and more than just enough of a day trip

This premium day tour was exactly what me and my toddler needed to visit Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves. The breathtaking, spacious and comfortable 2-hr drive to the country. I am more than satisfied with what I paid for. And most of all, our tour guide, Chris, was wonderful and very welcoming right from the start.

April 29, 2019

Product ID: 131028