Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience from Auckland

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

Overview

See the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury GreatSights coach tour and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride – lush green farmland and rolling hills.

The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. A working farm near the small town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for the world-famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and today you can visit the set and see where the magic was created.

During your guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set you’ll see highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and more. Your tour guide will share amazing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about how the film set was brought to life.

After you’ve had your fill of movie magic, sit down to lunch – a delicious feast worthy of a true hobbit – outside the Green Dragon Inn.

Your next stop is at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a 45-minute guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern.

After exploring these two top New Zealand visitor attractions, your driver guide will take you back to Auckland, returning 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 Glowworm Caves
  • Scenic coach travel and commentary
  • Free WiFi & USB charging docks on board
  • Comfortable leather reclining seats

Itinerary

  • 8:00 am
    Tour departs Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland
  • 10:30 am
    Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Lunch at Green Dragon Inn
  • 1:30 pm
    Coach departs Hobbiton Movie Set
  • 3:00 pm
    Coach arrives at Waitomo Caves
  • 3:00 pm
    Guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • 4:00 pm
    Coach departs Waitomo Caves
  • 7:00 pm
    Tour returns Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Available from selected inner-city hotels.

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing a warm jacket for this tour

Cancellation Policy

Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 2 hours before departure.

Questions?

0800 744 487

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

Reference tour code: GS16HW