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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Return Trip From Auckland

Highlights
  • Snap photos in front of hobbit holes and The Green Dragon Inn
  • Have a drink at The Green Dragon Inn after touring the Hobbiton set
  • View the natural light of hundreds of glow worms inside a cave at Waitomo
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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Return Trip From Auckland
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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Return Trip From Auckland
USD 239.51
Overview
Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Cave on this full-day tour from Auckland. Experience an important Middle-earth and ‘Lord of the Rings’ location on the guided tour of Hobbiton, and sip a refreshment at The Green Dragon Inn. Afterward, take in the twinkling light of glow worms at Waitomo. Ensure your admission to two of New Zealand’s top destinations by booking this tour in advance.
What to Expect

Tour starts by pick up from your Hotel in Auckland central, start a scenic journey through the Kaimai Ranges where you'll enjoy a two-hour drive to The Hobbiton. 

Our luxurious vehicles are equipped with free WIFI and offer complimentary snacks & water.

On arrival, you'll be welcomed at the Shire's Rest where you'll fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance.

Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Once your journey has concluded we head to Waitomo where we visit The Famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. 

The glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.

Sit back & relax and enjoy the scenery while we take you back to your accommodation.

Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing NZ

This is my first time to NZ, which I have no idea what to do. The hotel concierge suggested to have Hobitton tour, and I never regret my decission to say YES to this tour. As a solo traveller with NO knowledge about the City,...More

Thank Putri W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best trip ever!

I really enjoyed my time on this trip. Highlight of the trip was Hobbiton, amazing experience. For me as a big fan of LOTR and Hobbit it was spectacular. Beside that our driver Chris was amazing! He is a really awesome guy, always making sure...More

Thank Ladislav T
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome that you had a great time with your tour guide Chris! Thanks for taking the time to write this feedback & hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Friendly and Funny trip!

Chris is very friendly as well as funny Tour guide. He is well-organized in everything. This is great and amazing tour for people who love Hobbits and want to see amazing grow worms :)

Thank Kitti R
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing trip. We did three places not only glow worms hobbiton but also the geo thermal pools

Our guide Chris picked us up at the hotel at 6:20 AM full day ahead super friendly learned a lot about the area of each tour never felt rushed always prompt amazing vacation highly recommend Auckland and Beyond tours.

Thank tylerwestpm
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining our day trip from Auckland to The Hobbiton + Waitomo Caves + Rotorua Geothermal Valley. I appreciate your lovely feedback & hope to see you again soon on another adventure.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour

This was a great tour and Chris our Tour guide for the first leg (Hobbiton) of the tour was incredible. He was sensitive to the fact that i get car sick and was able to rearrange people to get me a seat up front. He...More

Thank Amy K
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Amy, Thank you for sharing your feedback and glad that you had fun on our amazing tour. As per the second part of the drive (to Waitomo), I understand that it’s a very windy road full of bends and sharp curves. Your feedback will...More

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