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Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

by GreatSights
per adult Price is $243
Duration: 11h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Features animals

Highlights

  • Embark on an exciting day trip from Auckland

  • Marvel at glowworms in Waitomo Caves

  • Discover movie magic at the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Enjoy a buffet lunch featuring freshly prepared dishes

  • Listen to lively commentary from your expert driver guide

Highlights

  • Embark on an exciting day trip from Auckland

  • Marvel at glowworms in Waitomo Caves

  • Discover movie magic at the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Enjoy a buffet lunch featuring freshly prepared dishes

  • Listen to lively commentary from your expert driver guide

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8:00 AM, Waitomo and Hobbiton Tour in English

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $242.30, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Activity Location

hobbiton

501 Buckland Road

Matamata 3472

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal

    102 Hobson Street

    Auckland 1010

  • Quest Auckland Serviced Apartments

    363 Queen Street

    Auckland 1010

  • Amora Hotel Auckland,

    100 Greys Avenue

    Auckland 1010

  • 3. Auckland City Hotel-Hobson St,

    157 Hobson Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 4. Copthorne Hotel Auckland City,

    150 Anzac Avenue

    Auckland 1010

  • 5. Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group,

    83 Symonds Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 6. Crowne Plaza Auckland,

    128 Albert Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 7. Hilton Auckland,

    147 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 8. Grand Millennium Auckland,

    71 Mayoral Drive

    Auckland 1010

  • 9. M Social Auckland,

    196-200 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010

  • 10. Pullman Auckland,

    Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant

    Auckland 1010

  • 11. Rydges Auckland,

    59 Federal Street

    Auckland 1010


Description

Embark on an exciting day trip from Auckland to discover the glowworm caves at Waitomo and the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Escape the city and journey south through lush green farmland en route to Matamata, a small rural town where you'll find the Hobbiton Movie Set. Upon arrival in Matamata, you'll be whisked away on a Hobbiton tour; accompanied by an expert guide, stroll through the rolling hills and into Middle-earth to see hobbit-holes, Bilbo Baggins' house and The Shire before tucking into lunch outside the Green Dragon Inn. For fans of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies, this has to be one of the best places to visit outside Auckland. After lunch, hop on your coach and travel west to get your fill of nature's wonders at the glowworm caves in Waitomo. Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour winding through underground caverns by foot and learning about how stalactites and stalagmites formed before hopping on a boat for the last part of your tour. Glide down an underground river to arrive in the Glowworm Grotto where you can marvel at the thousands of twinkling glowworms overhead. Your luxury coach tour concludes as you board your vehicle for the return trip to Auckland.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

  • Admission to Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton

  • Buffet-style lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Auckland hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 3years of age are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • Dietary lunch options are available if requested when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Full-Day Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Sep 7, 2019

Brian our driver was great with lots of cool NZ facts to share as we were driven to the two locations. Hobbiton was gorgeous and the food which was included in the tour was great. I wish we could have spent more time taking a few more pictures at each hobbit hole but I understand they need to keep to the schedule to keep the tour groups moving through. The Waitomo Glow Worms was lovey too - disappointed I couldnt take photos but its understandable. I also was a bit nervous when we first entered the caves that the floors would be a bit uneven because while I would have been fine my ankles were bit achey after walking around Hobbiton, but it was nice and flat everywhere except the stairs which I definately appreciated!

5/5 Mar 25, 2019

Ein absolut toller Tag! Besonders der Fahrer Rafael hat maßgeblich daran Teil gehabt, er hat durch seine Erzählungen und Erklärungen das Land und Leute super erklärt. Die Gruppengröße war ok, komplett sehr gut organisiert, Bus neu und klimatisiert. Leider etwas wenig Zeit manchmal, aber verständlich um den Zeitplan einzuhalten. Die Anlage war liebevoll gepflegt und dekoriert. Das Lunchbuffet war super, keine Massenverköstigung, sondern alles frisch! Die Tropfsteinhöhle war sehenswert. Ein Hinweis : für gehbehinderte Personen nicht geeignet durch steile enge Treppen! Würden wir uneingeschränkt jederzeit wieder machen, es lohnt sich!

5/5 Feb 22, 2019

Wonderful experience. All in all about 6 hours of driving to and from all the sites, but be aware there is WiFi on your bus which really helps. We loved it and considered this excursion well worth it.

Jacqueline S

United States