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.
This tour is available as part of a great value combo! Book here >
Availability: 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.
Multilingual options are available >
Free WiFi is available on this tour
"These two sights were certainly worth visiting, but what made it memorable for me was the excellent commentary provided by tour operator and bus driver. His background knowledge of New Zealand history was informative, clear and entertaining."
Reviewed by: Jenny H
"An amazing tour of two of the premier sites outside Auckland. It's a long day, but if you are into the Lord of the Rings movies, you should go to Hobbiton and see the movie set. The caves were interesting and the glow worms, which light up the caves, made the cave experience unlike any other underground tour we've experienced. We felt like we learned a lot about not just the sights, but about New Zealand."
Reviewed by: rbouch9595