Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience (Auckland to Rotorua)

from Auckland
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  • 10 hours 10 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Take a journey into the heart of the Central North Island, taking in the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour. Setting off from Auckland, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions, enjoying your driver guide’s entertaining and informative commentary.

Take a guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

After visiting Waitomo and Hobbiton, continue to Rotorua, arriving in the early evening.

What's Included

  • Operates daily
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves
  • Boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto
  • Free WiFi and USB charging docks on board

Itinerary

  • 8:00 am
    Tour departs Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
  • 6:10 pm
    Tour arrives Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St, Rotorua

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Complimentary Hotel pick-up / drop-off available

Additional Info

  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes for this tour.
  • If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation up to 2 hours in advance

Questions?

0800 744 487

International Calls: +64 9 583 5790Our contact centre is open 6.30am-8pm daily (NZDT).

Reference tour code: GS11HW

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