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Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Full Day Tour With Lunch - Ex Auckland Return

Take a fun-filled day trip to Middle-earth where you'll discover the amazing Hobbiton Movie Set and then the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves!

Highlights

  • Discover two of the best New Zealand attractions in a day trip from Auckland
  • Explore the Hobbiton Movie Set - see intricate hobbit holes nestled in lush farmland
  • Tuck into a buffet style lunch outside the famous Green Dragon Inn
  • Marvel at the glowworms on a Waitomo Caves boat tour
  • Enjoy the best of scenic New Zealand with free WIFI and informative commentary

Embark on a fun-filled Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton tour from Auckland; discover Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set (Hobbiton ticket price included), plus lunch at the famous Green Dragon Inn before journeying underground on a Waitomo Caves boat tour to see thousands of glowworms.

Enjoy the best of scenic New Zealand as you hop aboard your luxurious coach tour; cast your eyes over expanses of rolling farmland as your journey commences with entertaining commentary en route to your first stop - Hobbiton.

Just outside the rural town of Matamata is the Hobbiton Movie Set - a picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from Lord of The Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies were filmed. On your Hobbiton tour, see the original Hobbit Holes and the Party Tree, and hear intriguing behind the scenes stories. After your fill of movie magic, it’ll be time to tuck into a buffet lunch (included) outside the famous Green Dragon Inn.

The adventure continues as we head west to the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Marvel at the incredible network of underground tunnels and caves made from limestone formation as you set off for your Waitomo Caves boat tour into the magical Glowworm Grotto.

If Lord of the Rings had your eyes glued to the big screen and you’re a fan of awe-inspiring nature, then the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton tour from Auckland is one of the best day trips New Zealand has to offer.

Departure: Departs Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland at 08:00 and returns to Auckland at 19:00

Please Note: A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided from Auckland inner city hotels. If required please provide hotel details upon check-out and confirm departure details with the tour operator directly after booking.

 

Adult $337.00
Child $168.00

What's included

  • Luxury return coach transport
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your driver guide
  • Morning tea
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton
  • Buffet lunch at the Shire party marquee
  • A complimentary Hobbiton ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Waitomo Caves - 45-minute guided tour

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 days duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. Infants 4 years and under are free of charge. Please add infants details in the special requirements box upon check-out.

Available Bookings from June 19 to June 25

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8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$245.00
  • Child$119.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$119.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$119.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$119.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$119.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$245.00
  • Child$119.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Shannon from United States wrote on 12 September 2017

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Loved this tour!

This was an awesome tour! Our tour guide Damien was filled with amazing stories and facts about New Zealand, he was the best! It was great to be able to have both tours in one trip, since they aren't far from each other. Hobbiton was so much fun, our tour guide had lots of fun facts and trivia about the movie set. It was great having the drink and buffet lunch (which was delicious) included! Waitomo caves was fascinating to see and is something I will never forget. It's sad that you can't take pictures in the caves though. I would definitely recommend this tour, it was my favorite from my trip!

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From Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Full Day Tour With Lunch - Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora Shannon, Damian's a great host and he's very passionate about delivering a high standard! I'm glad you enjoyed exploring two of New Zealand's most iconic attractions with us. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Wang from Japan wrote on 26 July 2017

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Really good tour

Cheap n the tour guide really did good job. His voice is like an announcer. And explained the history all the time Glowworm cave was so amazing. I really had good experience. Thank u!

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From Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Full Day Tour With Lunch - Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora Ruru, Thanks for sharing! It sounds like you had a fabulous time on your tour, great picture! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Gray Line

Tipumporn from Thailand wrote on 01 May 2017

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Hobbiton and Watomo Cave

The Hobbiton was amazing . I went there when it raining but the staff are very nice provide the umbrella . Ginger beer is tasty and lunch buffet was awesome. Waitomo cave is good but cannot take photo inside.

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From Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Full Day Tour With Lunch - Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora Fon, Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Hobbiton. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Claire from Australia wrote on 28 October 2016

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Amazing day trip! Worth every cent!

I had a perfect day, from start to finish. I loved the drivers commentary, he (Allan I think) was very knowledgeable about basically everything and kept me entertained during the bus ride. Hobbiton was amazing and the lunch was very yummy. Waitomo Caves was amazing too! All in all, don't think twice about going on this tour, just do it! You will be happy you did!

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Kia ora Claire, thank you for sharing your experience! I'm glad you enjoyed your day.

David Berke from Hungary wrote on 15 October 2017

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Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

It was a fantastic whole day journey with kind and merry guides and coach driver. As a LotR fun I have to say Hobbiton is a legendary place with mysterious atmosphere. Our group was so lucky because the weather was so perfect without any rain or clouds. The lunch and the drink in Green Dagon were also an unmissable parts of this journey. Waitomo Cave gave us an unforgettable experience. For everybody who loves natural wonders, that cave is a "must see" attraction, which hardly to compare with other caves around the world. In addition the coach ride through that original NZ green hilly landscape was also incredible. Thanks.

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From Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Full Day Tour With Lunch - Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora David, You've summed up Hobbition and Waitomo Caves so well. Two incredible attractions and both well worth a visit. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

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