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From Auckland or Rotorua: Hobbiton and Cave Rafting Day Trip

Product ID: 320833
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Enjoy two amazing activities in one day: Hobbiton and the Black Labyrinth. Visit the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set on a guided tour and then head to Waitomo for a three-hour caving tour with a picnic lunch in between.
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Duration: 13 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
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Pickup included

Addresses in central Rotorua or Auckland

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  • Embark on a walking tour of Hobbiton Movie Set with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Enjoy a packed picnic lunch supplied by Hobbiton
  • Travel in top-of-the-range Mercedes vans in small groups
  • Start in Auckland or Rotorua and finish in the same location or get dropped off in the other city
  • Set off on an exciting cave rafting adventure
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation or an agreed-upon meeting point in Auckland or Rotorua and set off for Hobbiton. Upon arrival, you'll have some time to get something to eat or explore the Shires Rest souvenir shop before joining a two-hour walking tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, which includes a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn. 

Transfer to the movie set on one of the tour operator's buses and hear about how this set was used for all filming of both "The Lord of the Rings" and the "The Hobbit" movies. After the tour, take 15 minutes to relax in the Green Dragon Inn before traveling to Waitomo Caves. Between the two stops, you'll have time to enjoy your picnic lunch.

At Waitomo Caves, join a group of up to 12 people on the Black Labyrinth tour, which includes cave tubing and caving in the river that runs through the bottom of the Ruakuri Cave. After arriving at the cave, you will be given a briefing on the art of cave tubing before starting your rafting excursion. Float through a glow-worm grotto, jump over small waterfalls, and enjoy other adrenalin-filled experiences. The tour runs about three hours, 1.5 of which are underground. 

Rejoin the main transport for the day and travel to your drop-off destination. On some occasions, the activities may be reversed. After you have completed the final activity, you will be taken to Auckland or Rotorua. You can start and finish in the same place, or choose to make this a one-way journey beginning or ending in Auckland or Rotorua.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central locations in Rotorua or Auckland
  • All admission fees
  • Packed picnic lunch
  • Transport in Mercedes minibus
What’s Not Included
  • Water and snacks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Important information
What to bring
  • Towel
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or those who cannot swim
• Children under 12 are not permitted on the Black Labyrinth excursion
• Bring a towel and something to wear under your wet suit

From US$ 348.21 per person

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Product ID: 320833