Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set


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Waitomo & Hobbiton Experience (Auckland to Auckland)

8:00 am - Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
6:45 pm - Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland

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Take a day tour from Auckland to the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set. Relax on board your luxury coach and soak up the scenery as we travel south into the lush green farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions.

Enjoy a 45-minute tour of the famous Waitomo Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caverns made from incredible limestone formations. Finish your tour with an enchanting boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, gliding silently through the darkness as glowworms twinkle and shine above you.

Tuck in to a tasty buffet lunch at Waitomo Caves Restaurant, looking out at the serene native bush setting from the open air canopy around you. Then set off on an adventure into Middle-earth! Just outside the central North Island town of Matamata is a private farm which was transformed into the village of Hobbiton for the award-winning Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies, directed by New Zealander Sir Peter Jackson.

Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and see the original Hobbit Holes, Party Tree, the Green Dragon Inn and more. Find out how Hobbiton was built and hear behind-the-scenes stories from filming.

Your day tour draws to a close as we leave Hobbiton behind and return to the bright lights of Auckland.

This tour operates November - March only. To book outside those months visit this Waitomo & Hobbiton tour page.

Set off from Auckland on a day of discovery, touring the breathtaking Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily November - March
  • Departs and returns: Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland
  • Complimentary Hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves
  • Waitomo Caves Restaurant Lunch
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie set
  • Scenic coach travel and commentary
Multilingual options available

Multilingual options are available >

Free WIFI on this tour

Free WiFi is available on this tour

Part of a tour combo

This tour is available as part of a great value combo! Find out more and book here >