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Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves formed over 30 million years ago and discover the Hobbiton movie set

Highlights

  • A world famous boat ride under thousands of twinkling magical glowworm
  • Learn the history of the cave & stalactites and stalagmites all explained by an official guide
  • Discover The Hobbiton Movie Set to experience a fully guided tour of the Hobbit holes
  • Complementary drink in Hobbiton's Green Dragon Inn
  • Small group modern air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver/guides

Venture out on a Rotorua day trip with pick up from your accommodation Airbnb or hotel/motel! Discover the stunning and world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves then travel to the magical & unique Hobbiton Movie Set!

Experience Mother Nature's light display! Meander underground silently through the starry wonderland of a Glowworm Grotto on an underground stream and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow-worm lights that make up the Glowworm Caves in Waitomo. Before you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights you will walk with an official guide through the caves with its many stalactites and stalagmites, you will experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glow-worms that light your way.

We leave Waitomo caves and head for a completely different Experience "The Hobbiton Movie Set" where we wander around the vegetable patches were Hobbits grow their food with giant pumpkins lying around and an official Hobbiton guide explaining movie secrets and how this world was created, the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling. Walk past the Mill and the famous Party Tree that were featured in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films.

At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, There will be a complimentary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non-alcohol available)

This day tour highlights some of Rotorua’s greatest treasures.

Please note that we will pick you up from your Rotorua hotel or Airbnb accommodation.

Adult $530.00
Child $395.00

What's included

  • All Entrance Fees
  • Tour Guides
  • Pick up and Drop off to a Rotorua Hotel or AirBnb Accommodation

Duration

  • Allow approximately 10 hours for the whole experience

Location

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Christina Lai from Hong Kong wrote on 19 March 2020

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Good value for money

Tour is well-organized and we have enough time to explore the Glowworm cave and Hobbiton.

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Huang Yiting from Taiwan wrote on 17 February 2020

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Funny journey

Patient and easy going driver. Cheaper than other websites, quick reply for your any questions. I recommend it to book and play in New Zealand.

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Mauricio from Brazil wrote on 07 December 2019

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Beautiful places with lovely driver

Very high quality service, van was comfortable and driver was very friendly. Since our group was small, our driver took the chance to engage on welcoming conversations with all the riders. He told very interesting facts about the places we were passing through during our trip, including a stop at a austrich farm for pictures and feeding the animals. The glowworms cave are a beautiful experience, although somewhat short. But I guess the tour have to be compact because there are a lot of people. Hobbitton is a very lovely experience! It is very good to enter a little bit into the middle Earth world. There aren't any props from things not related to the shire, but it is still a very interesting visit. The place is very well taken care, with staff gardening often, making the shire a very welcoming place.

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CATTY from China wrote on 25 March 2020

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The tour was cancelled, please help to refund

All touts with Rotorua day tours were cancelled. I've sent emails to request the refund but no one response. Please help.

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Scott from United Kingdom wrote on 26 November 2019

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Mint day out

Great day out with an excellent guide driving us around!

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