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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

  • Tick off two world-famous New Zealand attractions in just one day!
  • Visit the Hobbiton movie set for a fascinating guided tour
  • Stop for a tasty buffet lunch outside the Green Dragon Inn
  • Take a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Discover underground caves, limestone formations and finish with a magical boat trip
  • Enjoy scenic coach travel with free WIFI and informative commentary

Step aboard our luxurious coach and soak up the rolling farmland scenery and entertaining commentary as the journey begins.

Just outside the rural town of Matamata is the Hobbiton Movie Set – a picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies were filmed. During your guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set you'll see highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn and the Party Tree, and get to hear intriguing behind the scenes stories.

After you've had your fill of movie magic, sit down to lunch and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch feast outside the Green Dragon Inn.

Our next stop is the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a truly incredible network of underground tunnels and caves made from limestone formation. Experience a 45-minute guided tour of the caves, ending with a magical boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. Be in awe as thousands of glowworms glisten around you as you sail through the dark and silent cavern.

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 November 18 to November 24

Change Dates

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9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$245.00
  • Child$119.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$119.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$119.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$119.00

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

4.8

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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

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

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

Heather Devine from United States wrote on 30 May 2017

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Amazing!

Amazing! My group had a fantastic time. We loved our bus driver Damian! The food we were served at lunch was very good.

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

Kia ora Heather, Thanks for sharing, I'll pass on your feedback to our driver Damian! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Gray Line

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.

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