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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

Highlights
  • More sights in less time: Cover three New Zealand highlights in one day
  • Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set plus Rotorua's geysers, hot springs, and more
  • Delve underground into glow worm territory on a Waitomo Caves river cruise
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip
From US$286.70
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Hobbiton/Waitomo end Rotorua
Start Auckland and finish in Rotorua
From US$286.73
Hobbiton Rotorua Waitomo
One day tour = Auckland to Auckland
From US$296.64
Overview
Visit three top New Zealand destinations—the Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua, and Waitomo Caves—in a single day of exploring on this tour from Auckland or Rotorua. Step into the world of Lord of the Rings, check out bubbling geysers and mud pools, then float down an underground river lit only by sparkling glowworms. This unforgettable adventure follows a route that minimizes travel time and maximizes amazing time.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your hotel in Auckland or Rotorua, then board your bus for the trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set. En route, pass through a sprawling sheep farm with views of the Kaimai Ranges. Upon arrival, tour the Hobbiton Movie Set’s film sites and highlights, and learn how the Lord of the Rings set was created. 

After a drink at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon Inn (included), continue to Te Puia in Rotorua. Dine in the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, then tour the simmering mud pools, springs, and geysers fed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity. The final stop is Waitomo Caves, whose native glowworms shine and sparkle over an underground river. See thousands of glowworms on a boat tour as you learn about the geological significance of the caves.

This tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Auckland or Rotorua.
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1 - 5 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
Very nice experience

There are two parts of this tour. The 1st is the cave tour by walk which is fairly nice experience and visitor may like this geographical wonder. But the 2nd part is a brief journey by boat to experience the glowing worms. It is a...More

1  Thank Royadip
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful trip with a wonderful guide!!

My husband and I only had a day to spend in Rotorua, so we decided to book this tour to try to see as much as we could. We are very glad we did! Our tour guide/driver Ric, was an absolute gem! He drove us...More

Thank Erica E
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thankyou for your great review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Entertaining day and beautiful scenery

My wife and I are Lord of the Rings fans, but we were not convinced that spending most of a day driving to and touring Hobbiton was worth it. It was. The scenery is incredible, and Hobbiton is very entertaining. Our guide was knowledgable, and...More

1  Thank Dave S
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thankyou for your great review - It always good to know our afforts are appreciated

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excelet option for short stay in the area

Excellent attention, from the sales department to the tour guide. The tour is an excellent option if you do not have too much time. You are able to visit and have a very good experience in this three different places. All the locations are magnificent,...More

Thank Gerardo I
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thankyou for your great review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Express Tour

I loved this tour each stop was absolutely amazing and magical. The only reason i rated this a 4 was due to the limited time spent at each stop. I had one day free as i was traveling for work so this tour allowed me...More

Thank Elizabeth C
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thankyou for your great review - Both Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves have tours of a set duration and it would not matter if we have all day you still would have no additional time at these locations... I agree it would be nice to spend...More

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ragnar82
20 April 2018|
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Response from kiwicran | Reviewed this property |
If you are with the same company, you should be ok, however this is tight due to the distances. Waitomo caves is a flash in the pan and is not worth the money. Was a great tour a few years ago but is nothing now. You... More
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