Small Group Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour from Auckland

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Highlights & inclusions

Pick up and drop off in Auckland CBD
Visit two iconic NZ attractions
Guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
Boat tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Travel in premium Mercedes vans
Maximum group size of 19 passengers
From $355.00
or 4 payments of $94.30 with more info

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the magic of Middle Earth and the enchanting Waitomo glowworm caves on a small group Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour from Auckland. As one of the best day tours from Auckland, this 11 hour (not unexpected) journey allows you to explore two of New Zealand's most iconic destinations in one day. Travel onboard a premium Mercedes van with plenty of legroom and a maximum capacity of 19 guests.

Begin your adventure with a scenic drive from central Auckland through the picturesque countryside, as you make your way to the charming village of Hobbiton, the real-life movie set of the beloved ""Lord of the Rings"" and ""The Hobbit"" trilogies. Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of hobbits as you stroll through the lush green pastures and visit the iconic hobbit holes. Learn behind-the-scenes stories from your knowledgeable tour guide, see sites such as The Mill and The Double Arched Bridge, and enjoy a drink at The Green Dragon Inn - all included in your day tour from Auckland.

The small group Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tour then continues on to the second portion of the trip, the world-famous Waitomo Caves. Marvel at the stunning limestone formations and be mesmerised by the thousands of twinkling glowworms that illuminate the caves like a starry night sky. Explore the caves on foot and learn about the fascinating geological history and cultural significance of this natural wonder. After your underground exploration, your Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tour concludes with the scenic drive back to central Auckland.

Day tours from Auckland offer a convenient and hassle-free way to experience these must-see attractions. Sit back, relax, and let the experienced Auckland and Beyond guides take care of all the details, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the magical Waitomo Caves and step into the fantasy realm of Hobbiton on this unforgettable tour. Book your adventure today!


What you need to know

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 19 guests
  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks included
  • Admission and guided tour at Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Complimentary drink at The Green Dragon Inn
  • Admission and guided boat tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guides
  • Drop off in Auckland CBD
  • This experience departs at approximately 6am, depending on your required pick up location
  • This experience will take approximately 11 hours
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from your central Auckland accommodation
What To Bring
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Warm jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Spending money for lunch and gift shops
Additional Information
  • Lunch is not included but there are options for purchasing lunch on stops throughout the tour
  • Add-on cultural experience at Te Puia Geothermal Valley available for additional cost on the day
  • Child rates apply (3-12yrs)
  • Infants under 3 years (0-2yrs) travel free - but you must supply your own car-seat
  • Car seats available to hire for infants under 3 years (additional cost), or you are welcome to bring your own child seats
Cancellation Policy
  • 7 – 10 days prior to the date of the tour – 25% of your ticket plus any booking fees and charges
  • 3 – 6 days prior to the date of the tour – 50% of your ticket plus any booking fees and charges
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
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
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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