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Hobbiton & Glowworm Caves Full-Day Tour (Private Vehicle)

by Tui Tours Ltd
per traveler Price is $191
*Pricing based on group of 5 travelers
Duration: 11h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Features animals

Highlights

  • Boat ride through the enchanting caves covered in glowworms

  • Journey through the magical, movie-like world of Hobbiton

  • Lunch at Shire’s Rest Café & a drink at The Green Dragon Inn

  • Beautiful views of the Waikato River & lush countryside

  • Traveling in style in a late model van with an expert guide

Highlights

  • Boat ride through the enchanting caves covered in glowworms

  • Journey through the magical, movie-like world of Hobbiton

  • Lunch at Shire’s Rest Café & a drink at The Green Dragon Inn

  • Beautiful views of the Waikato River & lush countryside

  • Traveling in style in a late model van with an expert guide

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6:30 AM, Hobbiton & Glowworm Caves Full-Day Tour (Private Vehicle) in English, includes Food Only

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $574.66, taxes included

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Hobbiton & Glowworm Caves Full-Day Tour (Private Vehicle)

Activity Location

Hobbiton Movie Set

501 Buckland Road

Matamata 3472

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Auckland


Description

Experience 2 of New Zealand’s most enchanting attractions on 1 easy tour. In just a day, visit the otherworldly glowworm caves of Waitomo, before falling in love with the magical, movie-like world of Hobbiton.

Your tour begins with a convenient pickup from your Auckland hotel. From here, head south along the Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand. Take in the spellbinding beauty of the countryside as you drive by mystical forests and rolling hills dotted with horses, alpacas, and sheep.

After arriving in Waitomo, set off down an underground tunnel into the belly of the caves. Pass beneath a soaring subterranean ceiling with cathedral-like limestone spires. Board a small boat, which takes you down the river and through the caves. As you sail serenely through the darkness, marvel at the glowworms twinkling above you like stars.

Continue across the picturesque countryside as you make your way toward Hobbiton, the whimsical movie set used for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Have a bite to eat at Shire’s Rest Café, and then embark on a tour of the fantastical land. Step into the lush pastures of Middle-earth, journeying through hobbit holes and fairytale gardens. Learn all about how this breathtaking set was created while hearing behind-the-scenes secrets from filming.

Your tour ends with a leisurely ride back to Auckland, but not before visiting Tthe Green Dragon Inn. Grab a stool at the bar, order a home-brewed drink, and take in the pub in all of its rustic glory.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

  • Admission to Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton

  • Lunch at Shire’s Rest Cafe and drink at The Green Dragon Inn

  • Roundtrip transportation in a luxury vehicle to and from your central Auckland hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Bottled Water


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages not listed as inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • 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.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


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