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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

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  • Tour Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland
  • Combine two great sites to conveniently see more of New Zealand
  • Watch the sparkling display of glowworms on an underground boat tour
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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland
From US$239.60
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Return to Auckland
Full-day tour from Auckland returning to Auckland. Includes Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton movie set and lunch.
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Full-day tour from Auckland returning to Rotorua. Includes Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton movie set and lunch.
From US$239.62
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Overview
Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a convenient tour from Auckland that explores two top sites in one all-inclusive day. You’ll cruise an underground river lit by twinkling glowworms, then see hobbit holes and filming sites, all while taking in the North Island’s gorgeous scenery. End the day at the original departure point or in a central location in Rotorua.
What to Expect
Start the day with pickup at selected hotels in Auckland, or at a centrally located meeting point. You’ll board a coach for the trip to Waitomo, enjoying a morning snack as you pass through rolling hills and farmland.

Upon arrival in Waitomo, go underground on a boat tour of the Waitomo River, where twinkling glowworms provide the only light in a series of caves and caverns. After the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour, pause for an included picnic lunch and continue through the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata.

At the Hobbiton Movie Set, join a guide for a behind-the-scenes tour of the film site for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, where director Peter Jackson recreated the world of Middle Earth. After the Hobbiton Movie Set tour, you have the option to return to Auckland or continue to Rotorua, famed for bubbling hot springs and vibrant Maori culture.
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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Value!

The four of us are Lord of the Rings fans and really enjoyed this tour! The highlights were the drive from Auckland and the Hobbiton movie set tour. Our driver, Damian was very friendly and enthusiastic about New Zealand. He shared quite a lot about...More

1  Thank LLinos2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
This was more than we expected

We actually did the trip to Hobbiton set and the Waitomo cave and then went on the Rotorua. The drivers of the buses could not have been more helpful and genuine. They made sure we got on to the correct buses and added interesting information...More

Thank Tosakes
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Absolutely beautiful

The landscaping on the way there was beautiful and Damian our tour guide and driver was an amazing person teach us about the tour and talking about NZ culture, history, political changing, he talk about a little bit of everythig, very helpul to understand the...More

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Beautiful tour, best Guide

We enjoyed this amazing trip. Our driver and guide Damian was so informative and helpful. He spent the time driving feeding us with lots of information about the country, the culture and the people of New Zealand. We traveled with my Mother, and she can't...More

Thank Qasem2014
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Great trip.

Damian was an excellent tour guide sharing insights not just into the sights but also the culture and people of New Zealand. Wonderful visit to hobbiton and a lovely ride through the country. The caves were nice but not sure worth the trip to be...More

Thank Preston B
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Walter L
30 May 2018|
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This particular tour does not appear to leave from Rotorua. However if you look at things to do in Rotorua on Trip Advisor there is at least one outfit that operates from there. Suggest you try contacting them for best... More
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Puneet0617
22 May 2018|
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Hi Team, could you please help me with my query above ?
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