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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
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, enjoy the lush New Zealand views as you pass. Travel in comfort through the rural countryside with a small group, which allows for a more personalized tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Enjoy easy round-trip transport and personalized attention from your guide
What to expect
After morning pickup in central Auckland, travel by minibus through the Waikato countryside to Hobbiton. Upon arrival, join a local guide for a 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 and Waikato River. Your tour ends with drop-off in Auckland.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56760P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Small Group and Fully Guided Tour • Bottled water • Snacks • Entry Tickets • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Food and drinks, unless specified • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking
Duration
12h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
Ports:
Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Small Group and Fully Guided Tour • Bottled water • Snacks • Entry Tickets • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Food and drinks, unless specified • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
Ports:
Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Children 7 years old and under are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange this.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Karapiro
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Otorohanga
  • 3
    Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Auckland
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
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Viola & Vivian
1 contribution
Excellent Tour
Apr 2021
We had a great time with our driver/guide Michael which made the tour more enjoyable. Great communication skills, very clear on what to do and where to go. Highly recommended!
Written 10 April 2021
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June
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Book today
Mar 2021
100% excellent - I booked the tour last year and could follow the booking numbers - I offered to withdraw as there were just the 2 of us booked on due date but no, Cheeky Kiwi still picked us up in the stylish minibus and it was a most enjoyable trip. Nick, our personal chauffeur was great, conversation flowed easily. He got us set up with two tour guides and happily waited while we had coffee breaks at each venue. Thanks again, Nick. Phil and June.
The two destinations - amazing, please go if you are considering it. Thanks too, to guides Mike at Hobbiton and Hiria at Waitomo for enriching the experience.
Written 23 March 2021
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Jeff F
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Great Customer Service - Above and Beyond.
Jan 2021
I made a last minute booking with Cheeky Kiwi Travel and was surprised that they took my booking. Then it happened, the dreaded email explaining the numbers were low and the tour might not happen - typical I thought!!!!! But NO, not with Cheeky Kiwi Travel. They rang around all the other tour companies and found me a spot on a partner companies tour. Amazing service! I am planning to do other tours and Cheeky Kiwi Travel will be my first choice every time.

The tour itself was great - highlighly recommended.
Written 24 January 2021
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Marie
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Great experience!
Jan 2021
Amazing trip and awesome experience. Big thanks to Nick for making this trip great. You're such an awesome!. Hoping for another trip with you Nick, you made our family trip more fun and great. We enjoyed a lot. Worth it from pick up to drop off. Cheeky Kiwi Travel is a very well recommended. Thank you so much :-) 👍
Written 11 January 2021
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MAAB team
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Awesome, great and worth it....
Jan 2021 • Family
Thanks to Mr Michael Healey and Mr Manny (the
man standing beside us) for a wonderful day during our trip. Keeping us safe and learning a lot about our country and to the beautiful hobbiton and waitomo areas. all of us were very satisfied and happy, surely it was their memorable new year experience for my children. Thank you for making it possible.
Written 10 January 2021
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Au N
2 contributions
Awesome
Dec 2020 • Solo
I joined Waitomo cave and Hobbiton small tour with Michael. He is an amazing and passionate person who connected ech others. He has a good knowledge about places on the road trip. Definitely I will introduce to my friends about this tour and Michael as well. Thank you guys.
Written 27 December 2020
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Anna M
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Chock full day
Oct 2020 • Couples
High standard of service, all perfectly well organized, no stress, many things in a short amount of time without feeling overwhelmed. We would definitely recommend it for a day trip from Auckland. Very professional.
Written 1 November 2020
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Marianela B
2 contributions
Incredible time
Sep 2020 • Couples
Amazing day at Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves!! The guide was really nice, Michael, and he kept us entertained during the all trip. We spent the perfect amount of time at each location. Transport is comfortable. High recommended!
Written 27 October 2020
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minty81nz
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2020
Fun day trip out to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves on a Saturday long weekend, friendly crew; Michael is an amazing driver / tour guide, even gave me the chance to read out trivial questions in the van on way back to keep the group entertained, highly recommended!
Written 25 October 2020
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Hayley P
United Kingdom2 contributions
Brilliant day out with Cheeky Kiwi team! Highly recommend.
Oct 2020 • Friends
Absolutely brilliant day with Mark and Michael. Excellent communication, pick and and drop off was as planned and on-time. Very safe and comfortable ride on the bus. Mark was open and informative and really easy to get along with. We had plenty of time between attractions to eat lunch and relax. On the way back to Auckland we even had an unscheduled stop for ice-cream, which was thoroughly enjoyable on such a hot day. Highly recommend this tour and would gladly take any other tour with the Cheeky Kiwi team! Well done, had an AWESOME day!
Written 25 October 2020
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