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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

From US$253.10
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  • Tour Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland
  • Combine two great sites to conveniently see more of New Zealand
  • Watch the sparkling display of glowworms on an underground boat tour
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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland
From US$253.10
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Full-day tour from Auckland returning to Auckland. Includes Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton movie set and lunch.
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Full-day tour from Auckland returning to Rotorua. Includes Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton movie set and lunch.
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Overview
Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a convenient tour from Auckland that explores two top sites in one all-inclusive day. You’ll cruise an underground river lit by twinkling glowworms, then see hobbit holes and filming sites, all while taking in the North Island’s gorgeous scenery. End the day at the original departure point or in a central location in Rotorua.
What to Expect
Start the day with pickup at selected hotels in Auckland, or at a centrally located meeting point. You’ll board a coach for the trip to Waitomo, enjoying a morning snack as you pass through rolling hills and farmland.

Upon arrival in Waitomo, go underground on a boat tour of the Waitomo River, where twinkling glowworms provide the only light in a series of caves and caverns. After the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour, pause for an included picnic lunch and continue through the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata.

At the Hobbiton Movie Set, join a guide for a behind-the-scenes tour of the film site for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, where director Peter Jackson recreated the world of Middle Earth. After the Hobbiton Movie Set tour, you have the option to return to Auckland or continue to Rotorua, famed for bubbling hot springs and vibrant Maori culture.
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Sights - Long Day

We booked this day tour out of Auckland and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Hobbiton was fantastic (reviewed separately) and the tour through Waitomo Caves was great as well. The cave tour was well run and moved along at a good...More

Thank 2Much2See41Lifetime
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great Day! Lucky to have Damien as our guide for the day!

This tour is probably one of the best I’ve done. Damien, our guide, was very professional and offered lots of information about the New Zealand culture. Hobiton was fantastic and the included lunch was of a high standard. Waitomo caves were also magical. My daughter...More

Thank kirstinpyers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excursion for Seabourn Cruise ship... Lovely little towns and area to drive through

Caves were very interesting...did not get bit by mosquitos.. but I would wear repellent. Caves are located in a jungle environment. Some people thought boat ride should be longer...but you can only look at glow worms for so long...they light up like stars...but other then...More

2  Thank wingwalker360
Reviewed 12 March 2018
The bus didn't pick us up....we didn't get our tour

My husband and I were really looking forward to this tour. We called to arrange a hotel pick-up with the tour company. They confirmed the pick-up and told us we would be looking for a "Great Sites" tour bus. The morning of the tour we...More

5  Thank lisad0uglas
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile
A wonder tour of iconic New Zealand sites

We had limited time on the north island but had several places we really wanted to visit. This tour allowed us to check off two of these sites Waitomo Cave and Hobbiton. It was a long day. We were picked up from our hotel at...More

1  Thank pasweet
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