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Get picked up at your hotel in Auckland or Rotorua, then board your bus for the trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set. En route, pass through a sprawling sheep farm with views of the Kaimai Ranges. Upon arrival, tour the Hobbiton Movie Set’s film sites and highlights, and learn how the Lord of the Rings set was created. 

After a drink at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon Inn (included), continue to Te Puia in Rotorua. Dine in the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, then tour the simmering mud pools, springs, and geysers fed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity. The final stop is Waitomo Caves, whose native glowworms shine and sparkle over an underground river. See thousands of glowworms on a boat tour as you learn about the geological significance of the caves.

This tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Auckland or Rotorua.
Locations visited
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Te Puia
Visit three top New Zealand destinations—the Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua, and Waitomo Caves—in a single day of exploring on this tour from Auckland or Rotorua. Step into the world of Lord of the Rings, check out bubbling geysers and mud pools, then float down an underground river lit only by sparkling glowworms. This unforgettable adventure follows a route that minimizes travel time and maximizes amazing time.
  • More sights in less time: Cover three New Zealand highlights in one day
  • Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set plus Rotorua's geysers, hot springs, and more
  • Delve underground into glow worm territory on a Waitomo Caves river cruise
  • Includes lunch plus pickup and drop-off at Auckland or Rotorua hotels
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is 100% true. One of the hobbiton staff RUDELY GRABBED my phone which was in my friend's hands while she was taking photos of me peeking out of one of the hobbits holes without any permission from us as he tried to delete those...More

Thank Agatha W
Reviewed 4 days ago
Absolutely stunning

I have not read the books or seen the movies, but did totally love this place. Our guide, Sascha was very informative and did a great job with the tour. The countryside is stunning. Would I do this tour again - YES :) Thank you...More

1  Thank Jo1969_12
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Loved this place - great for kids and young at heart

Even if you don't know the stories - it is an amazing place to visit. Could have stayed longer if the tour permitted. Worth every cent. Would do again in a heartbeat.

1  Thank m10_family
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We had the best day. Even though it was a long day, our bus driver Chris kept us entertained, with his amazing knowledge of NZ history and short stops to see different things on the way and ensured we were early for our tours to...More

3  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Got to see a lot but felt rushed

We were picked up at 6:40am (right on time!) and transferred to our small van. There was only 12 or 13 of us on this trip so plenty of room on the bus, but definitely not a comfortable ride! Listen to the advice of other...More

2  Thank Rochelle K
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi - We are very clear in our brochure and on our website with regards to the amount of time and travel on this tour - We recommend -but are generally ignored - that if you want more time in Rotorua - book our tour...More

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Response from Royadip | Reviewed this property |
Nothing on coach but may be every 2-3 hrs
5 August 2018|
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Response from NMura | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Bob, the driver won’t drop you to the airport. It is probably a policy.
James L
7 July 2018|
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Yes you can go one way and yes you can bring a duitcase
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