Hobbiton & Waitomo Day Tour from Auckland

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Highlights & inclusions

Small group day tour from Auckland
Guided tour at Hobbiton Movie Set
Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Buffet Lunch and drink at the Party Marquee
Complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn
Free Hobbiton souvenir voucher

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Sun, Jun 16, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on a captivating adventure through New Zealand's enchanting landscapes with a guided tour that spans from the iconic Hobbiton to the mesmerizing Waitomo Glow-worm caves. Travelers will be transported in comfort aboard one of Bush and Beach's small group vans, all while receiving insightful commentary on the region's historic landmarks, including the 1863 battle between local Māori and British forces.

Journeying towards Matamata, guests will be treated to the breathtaking scenery of the Kaimai Ranges, known for its dairy farming and thoroughbred industry. At the outskirts of Matamata lies the 1,250 acre Hobbiton Movie Set, where JRR Tolkien's beloved tales came to life. Here, immerse yourself in the very landscape that gave rise to heroes like Frodo and Sam.

The guided Hobbiton tour encompasses the Green Dragon Inn, Party Marquee, Bag End, and 44 charming Hobbit holes. Discover the remarkable transformation of this countryside into the iconic Middle Earth. Afterwards, explore Matamata before venturing to the renowned Waitomo Glow-worm caves. Here, a 45-minute guided journey unveils the subterranean wonders, from ancient stalagmites to stalactites. The highlight awaits in the 'Glowworm Grotto', an enchanting underground realm where thousands of glistening glowworms illuminate the surroundings, creating a truly magical experience. The return journey to Auckland includes a stop for optional afternoon tea.

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Small group travel from Auckland
  • Informative driver commentary
  • Waikato and King Country scenery
  • Guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Buffet lunch in the Party Marquee
  • Free Hobbiton souvenir voucher
  • Complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn
Duration
  • The duration of this experience is 12 hours.
Departure Location
  • Departs at 7am from central Auckland
  • Main pick up is on the corner of Federal and Victoria Street (Sky Tower)
  • Pick up & drop off from central Auckland locations can be arranged on request
  • Operates daily all year
Hotel Pickup
  • __If you have booked a hotel__
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you have not yet booked a hotel__
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you do not require a hotel pick up__
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'pick up not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour and the tour departure point
Additional Information
  • Child rates apply (5-14yrs)
  • Children 0-4 years are free of charge. Please advise if an infant is travelling with you at the time of booking
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes & taking a warm jacket for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • At Waitomo Caves there are some staircases with approx 75 stairs
  • Morning & afternoon tea stops are at your own expense
Cancellation Policy
  • For scheduled tours, we offer free cancellation up until 24 hours prior to the tour start time.
  • If cancelled at least 24 hours before the tour departs – 100% refundable
  • If cancelled inside 24 hours of the tour departing – no refund
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-626E
  • This experience is supplied by Full Day Hobbiton Tour Including Lunch Departing from Auckland

Sustainability

Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
From
$414.00AUD
or 4 payments of $103.50 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience
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