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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour

Highlights
  • Get guaranteed entry to two of New Zealand’s top attractions
  • Snap photos at Hobbit holes and cruise the illuminated Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Take in picturesque farmland and Maori sites on the North Island
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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
USD 177.10
Overview
Visit New Zealand’s must-see Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a comprehensive full-day tour from Auckland. Along with a guided bus tour of the Lord of the Rings locale and a boat cruise through illuminated glowworm caves, see sacred Maori sites like Mount Taupiri. Travel in comfort through the rural countryside with a small group, which allows for a more personalized tour.
What to Expect

After morning pickup at select hotels in Auckland, travel by minibus through the Waikato countryside to Hobbiton.

Upon arrival, join a local guide for a 2-hour tour of the 12-acre (4.85-hectare) Hobbiton Movie Set. See the lush pastures of the Shire, explore numerous hobbit holes and gardens, and hear stories about the Lord of the Rings films before ending up at the Green Dragon Inn.

Continue west into the Waitomo region and stop at the Waitomo Homestead for lunch (own expense). Afterward, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves: explore impressive stalactites and stalagmites, then board a boat for your glowworm cruise. Glide along the grotto river and see thousands of twinkling glowworms along the cave walls.

On the scenic return drive, see landmarks such as the Huntly Power Station, Waikato River, and Mount Taupiri, a sacred Maori site. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Auckland.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
An amazing trip

Our tour guide was very nice, I would definitely recommend this trip. THe bus was comfortable, and the sites we visited were great.

Thank alghamdir
Cheeky Kiwi Tra... B, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Short and to the point; thanks for your 5-star review! It certainly helps to know we're doing things right. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hobbiton & Waitomo Tour

What an incredible tour and experience! Lance was an exceptional tour guide and driver for the day, and he’s extremely knowledgeable about pretty much everything relating to New Zealand. I had an amazing time!

Thank lucadW3527LU
Cheeky Kiwi Tra... B, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ah yes, Lance is a perfect example of Cheeky Kiwi guides; knowledgeable, witty, passionate. As you say; exceptional! Thank for your 5-star review of Lance and Cheeky Kiwi!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
One for the books!

We did the Hobbiton and Glow worm cave tour with Lance as our tour guide. The experience and views along the way, are not going to be forgotten any time soon. Lance was the perfect guide, very knowledgable about all things New Zealand. He kept...More

Thank TomMeehan
Cheeky Kiwi Tra... B, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for such a fantastic review! We agree that Lance is great at tying everything in together; the location sites, the scenery, the history. And having a sense of humour is a pre-requisite for our guides; we're glad you think Lance qualifies. ;)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great view beyond the city!

Lance was our tour guide, funny, informed, kind, knowledgeable, spirited! We were absolutely enthralled by the service given to us by our Cheeky Kiwi guide. We were on time for our tours, we asked questions off the beaten track and were informed about this beautiful...More

Thank IlseK223
Cheeky Kiwi Tra... B, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Enthralled. What a fantastically wonderful descriptive word for the experience provided by one of our exceptional guides. Thank you for sharing!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice guide

Fun tour guide that makes the whole trip never boring. He even has knowledge and experience caves so he helped us understand more about the glowworm wildlife. Didn't expect there is a screen in the tour bus for movies prepared by the guide, this turned...More

Thank DreamsComeTrueJW
Bookings C, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that innovation of technology within our vehicles used to enhance your experience was appreciated.

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cunclerich
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Response from Rose K | Reviewed this property |
Our family rented a vehicle to tour the north island. We booked our tickets online and drove from Auckland to the site. The address is 501 Buckland Road Hinuera Matamata 3472 New Zealand
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