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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
US$234.74
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.

Write a ReviewReviews (8)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great company and great drivers!

I booked this trip around 7pm the night before a 6:30 am tour, but they were very quick to email me backing letting my know they had room for me and where they would pick me up. its and early start but really worth it...More

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

Hi Hannah, Thank you for your kind words. We love those moments when we exceed our guests expectations on every aspect & are always happy to hear such amazing feedback. Our reservation team work day and night to make sure that every enquiry is replied...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris was Awesome!

I booked the Hobbiton Set, & Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Chris was my driver, & picked me up right when they said he would. He made sure I was comfortable during the trip, & left me to my own, as I'm not a morning person, so...More

Thank Alizon C
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lovely to hear that you had an amazing time at The Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Tour from Auckland. Auckland & Beyond Tours endeavor to provide the best customer experience by going above and beyond in our service and that's what makes...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Fantastic Day Trip

My wife and I spent the day on the Hobbiton & Waitomo Glow Worm Caves day trip from Auckland. It was a slightly delayed start due to a group of flight attendant's who could not get their act together and turn up at the time...More

Thank BKeepy
Mai E, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you had a great time with our guide & that you enjoyed the comfort of our Mercedes vehicle.

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Great trip, flexible service!

Great trip to Hobbiton, couldn't pay extra to do the cave tour so they let me take a bushwalk instead. Chris is a great guide, really friendly and informative!

Thank Kassie888
Mai E, Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you Kassie for your review & glad you enjoyed the bush walk!

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Perfect Ending!

We missed booking this tour while we were in Auckland, earlier in the week, But were happy that the company made efforts, while we were in Queenstown, to accomodate us on a busy Easter weekend. It was to have been our last 15 hours in...More

Thank Alexander L
Mai E, Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your review & glad that we have managed to accommodate your needs. We always go the extra mile to satisfy our clients and I'm glad we managed to get you on board in the busy weekend.

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