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Full-Day Tour of Hobbiton Film Set & Waitomo Caves

by Gray Line New Zealand Duration 11h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$350

Discover some of the best places to visit near Auckland on this full-day sightseeing tour to the Hobbiton Film Set and Waitomo Caves. Leave the city behind and travel south through scenic farmland to the rural town of Matamata where the Hobbiton Film Set is located. Embark on a Hobbiton tour and discover film magic as you visit The Shire, Bilbo Baggins' house, hobbit-holes and other places you'll recognise from The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies! Tuck into a delicious buffet lunch outside the Green Dragon Inn before continuing your day trip from Auckland, making your way to Waitomo Caves. Explore this subterranean wonderland by foot and by boat as you navigate through underground caverns on a 45-minute guided tour. Learn how stalactites and stalagmites were formed over millions of years and glide along an underground river into the famous Glowworm Grotto. Allow your eyes to readjust as you board your coach and wind through the scenic Waikato region on your return trip to Auckland. Please note, the order of this tour is subject to change. If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability.

Discover some of the best places to visit near Auckland on this full-day sightseeing tour to the Hobbiton Film Set and Waitomo Caves. Leave the city behind and travel south through scenic farmland to the rural town of Matamata where the Hobbiton Film Set is located. Embark on a Hobbiton tour and discover film magic as you visit The Shire, Bilbo Baggins' house, hobbit-holes and other places you'll recognise from The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies! Tuck into a delicious buffet lunch outside the Green Dragon Inn before continuing your day trip from Auckland, making your way to Waitomo Caves. Explore this subterranean wonderland by foot and by boat as you navigate through underground caverns on a 45-minute guided tour. Learn how stalactites and stalagmites were formed over millions of years and glide along an underground river into the famous Glowworm Grotto. Allow your eyes to readjust as you board your coach and wind through the scenic Waikato region on your return trip to Auckland. Please note, the order of this tour is subject to change. If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability.

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8:00 AM, Hobbiton and Ruakuri Caves Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 11h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$349.79

Total price is AU$349.79, taxes included

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Full-Day Tour of Hobbiton Film Set & Waitomo Caves

Activity Location

Hobbiton Movie Set

501 Buckland Rd Hinuera

Matamata

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Auckland

  • InterCity Terminal

    102 Hobson Street

    Auckland


Highlights

  • Discover some of the best places to visit near Auckland

  • Journey into Middle-earth at the Hobbiton Film Set

  • Tuck into a buffet lunch outside the Green Dragon Inn

  •  Explore a subterranean wonderland at Waitomo Caves

  •  Marvel at twinkling glowworms on a Waitomo Caves boat tour


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Hobbiton Film Set and Waitomo Cave

  • Buffet lunch

  • Snack

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Auckland city hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • WiFi


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat. Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If Waitomo Glowworm caves is closed, you will visit Ruakuri Cave instead depending on availability.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Full-Day Tour of Hobbiton Film Set & Waitomo Caves ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5/5 23 Jan. 2019

The transportation was good, and the tour itself was magnificent. We had more than enough time to go through the entire village. This was our favorite activity in New Zealand.

5/5 11 May 2018

It felt magical from start to end!!! Totally enjoyed the experience of a lifetime. Would definitely recommend. Amrit KM ( Trinidad)

5/5 25 Apr. 2018

Everything from the pick up to the drop off was well organized.Our bus driver and tour guide for the day, Derek, gave us incredible insight to the country's history and culture, and made the ride quite enjoyable.

Jennifer C

United States