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  • 3 essential NZ experiences
  • Visit the Hobbit movie set
  • Magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Epic Bay of Islands cruise
  • Take in the spectacular views and wildlife
  • Hole in the Rock

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Hobbiton Movie Set and Bay Of Islands Combo Pass

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Three essential New Zealand experiences, one low price: Venture to the "real" Middle Earth with a tour of the Hobbiton movie set, take in all the spectacular views and wildlife with a Bay of Islands cruise, and cap it off with a visit to the magical Waitomo glow worm caves with this great value combined tour package! Departing from Auckland and spread out over two days, you'll take in all the highlights of each of these famed New Zealand sightseeing spots; walk through the spots Peter Jackson used as the base for Hobbiton from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies; follow it up with a tour and boat ride combination to explore the wonders of the Waitomo Glow Worm caves with their many limestone formations and magical Glow Worm Grotto

Then cap it all off on the second day with an epic land-and-sea based adventure to the stunning, wildlife-rich Bay of Islands, taking in the likes of the Cape Brett Peninsula, the Cape Brett Lighthouse and - of course - the iconic Hole in the Rock (which you may even be able to cruise through!) Keep your eyes peeled for marine life such as dolphins, whales and more before heading back to Auckland at the end of the day

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Inclusions

  • Two full day tours in consecutive days
  • Bay of Islands day tour including dolphin watching cruise
  • Tour of Waitomo Caves
  • Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Transfers from your Accommodation (subject to availability)
  • Luxury coach travel with driver commentary
  • Wifi on board the coach
  • Lunch on day two

Exclusions

  • Accommodation

Highlights

  • Discover the real Middle-earth as seen in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies with this full day tour including the world famous Waitomo Caves
  • Enjoy a 45-minute small group guided tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their incredible stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations
  • End the tour with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – an enchanting underground cavern lit up by thousands of tiny glowworms
  • Following the tour you will be served a picnic-style lunch (vegetarian and other dietary options available on request) en route to Rotorua, where you will transfer to the Hobbiton tour bus for a short but scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata
  • Learn how this picturesque 1,250 acre farm was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth and walk through Hobbiton village. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies, and reveal some secrets about how the movie magic was made
  • After a short stop in Matamata township, you'll board the GreatSights coach for the final part of the day as we return to Auckland

Time

  • Both tours depart daily all year round

November to March

  • Day 1 - Departs at 7.30am
  • Day 2 - Departs at 8am

April to October

  • Day 1 - Departs at 7.30am
  • Day 2 - Departs at 7:30am

Location

  • This tour departs from Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland OR please provide your Hotel name for complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional Information

  • This tour combo must be taken over two consecutive days in the above mentioned order, both tours depart daily

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  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of your 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
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MD AKRAM 6 years ago
This a wonderful tour for anyone interested in the books and the films - the set is a delight from beginning to end. The guides are very professional (ours was, I think, at one time a drama student and his presentation was clear, witty and well-paced). You have lots of photo opportunities all around the 'village' and then finish off with a complementary drink at The Green Dragon Inn. I just wish there were pubs like this in the UK - it would be standing room only as it's so lovely and atmospheric. The town of Matamata where the tour starts is quite fun also. They've obviously embraced the whole LotR thing and renamed their shops and cafes after characters - Strider this and Gandalf that. Even the local tourist info office is a mock-up of a Hobbit hole, complete with round doors.
This a wonderful tour for anyone interested in the books and the films - the set is a delight from beginning to end.
MD AKRAM 6 years ago

This a wonderful tour for anyone interested in the books and the films - the set is a delight from beginning to end. The guides are very professional (ours was, I think, at one time a drama student and his presentation was clear, witty and well-paced). You have lots of photo opportunities all around the 'village' and then finish off with a complementary drink at The Green Dragon Inn. I just wish there were pubs like this in the UK - it would be standing room only as it's so lovely and atmospheric. The town of Matamata where the tour starts is quite fun also. They've obviously embraced the whole LotR thing and renamed their shops and cafes after characters - Strider this and Gandalf that. Even the local tourist info office is a mock-up of a Hobbit hole, complete with round doors.

Absolutely loved this trip had the best day ever!!
Jennifer Stoddart 6 years ago

Absolutely loved this trip had the best day ever!! Driver was fantastic (Allan) such great info and scenic drive and great fun. honestly had such an amazing time!

Amazing trip with fantastic Guide
Shae Skinner 6 years ago

Amazing trip with fantastic Guides!

Over three days be transported into "middle earth", journey through native forests and visit an enchanting underground cavern lit up by thousands of tiny glowworms. Your camera and walking shoes are a definite must for this tour.
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