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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves - Full Day Tour from Rotorua

See two of New Zealand's most admired destinations in one epic day with a full day tour from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

Highlights

  • The Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Bilbo's Bag End home
  • The Dancing Tree
  • The Green Dragon Inn
  • The Waitomo Caves
  • Glow Worms
  • Stunning Natural Wonders

Reality will soon feel like a dream on this visually stunning full day tour.

Perfect for families and a must-do for movie fans, we'll provide transport, all entry costs and a bottle of water to keep you refreshed.

We'll depart from Rotorua and your journey will be way more comfortable than Frodo’s in our air-conditioned minibus! Traveling through a stunning part of New Zealand, we first head for the Hobbiton movie set on the outskirts of Matamata.

44 hobbit holes line the hillside, with Bilbo’s famous Bag End home being an obvious highlight. Relive your favourite movie moments as you dance around the Party Tree and walk down Bagshot Row. The shires rest café offers additional sustenance to hungry hobbits and the Green Dragon Inn is just a stone’s throw away.

Once we’ve had our fill of fantasy we’ll set our course for Waitomo to admire the sensational natural wonders found within their caves.

Glow-worms adorn the cave ceilings with a magical glow. The cave formations are incredible and seem somewhat unreal while all the time being completely natural.

Once you're ready we'll head back to Rotorua where our friendly guide will drop you back at the Rotorua i-site.

All up the tour will take about 10 hours but the memories will last all your lifetime.

 

Departure Location: Rotorua i-SITE, 1167 Fenton Street, Rororua CBD.

 

***PLEASE NOTE***

The exact tour departure time is to be confirmed after booking. Please contact the operator on the contact information provided on your booking confirmation.

Adult $380.00
Child $195.00
Infant $0.00 (Up to 4 years of age)

What's included

  • Return transport in our comfortable mini-bus,
  • Entry fees to the Hobbiton Movie Set,
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton,
  • Entry fees to the Waitomo,
  • 45 minute Glow worm cave with boat ride tour

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Minimum numbers apply with a full refund if cancelled by us. Customer cancellations made within 24hours of the departure date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Child Age is 8 years and under.

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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US Traveler from United States wrote on 01 July 2018

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Great experience! Must do in Rotorua!

We was surprised how organized was our trip. We are very glad that we took both Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves so as if to go only to the caves then it is a loss of the whole day. Hobbiton was very impressive despite the winter time. Thank you very much to our driver/tour guide for an interesting trip and very attentive attitude to our group.

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Ger from Ireland wrote on 16 March 2019

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Excellent tour

Great day, tour guide was brilliant and threw in couple of cool extra add on hikes.

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Anna-Marie from Finland wrote on 12 February 2019

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Great trip!

The tour was a really great way to see both Hobbiton and Waitomo caves in one day. We left Rotorua early so avoided the rush hour in Hobbiton. Our driver was a really nice and friendly person who nicely took good care of us the whole day.

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Sheila from United Kingdom wrote on 16 September 2018

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Lovely day trip

We had a small minibus of 8 of us plus the driver. The drive was smooth and the weather was lovely. If you are planning on visiting Hobbiton, don't go on a rainy day! We had a nice stop for lunch where there were cafe and buffet options or you could eat your own food. The Waitomo section was very brief only 45mins in the cave so it would be nice if the tour operator offered the option of an additional cave. The main glow worm cave does not allow photography.

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Ho Ying from Hong Kong wrote on 11 June 2018

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Good

The tour guide is really great and helpful! Though I am a bit disappointed by the time in Hobbiton (cuz there is nearly no time for you to take pictures in a spot), it's still a must-go spot in the North Island.

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