Hobbiton and Waitomo cave full-day tour
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Hobbiton and Waitomo cave full-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Do this because
  • Visit the splendid Waitomo Glowworm Caves and explore the magical lands of Hobbiton
  • Cruise on a boat among thousands of magical glowworms, part of 120 years of cultural and natural history
  • Step into Middle Earth and visit the same sets and scenes in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy
  • Make unforgettable memories of the world of Tolkien as you tour Hobbiton
What to expect

Visit two iconic New Zealand attractions with this small-group day tour to Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. The day includes a fully guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set and we also have a great lunch at the shires rest cafe. From 2021 we will be reintroducing the sumptuous lunchtime feast in the Party Marquee. This is followed by a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves with a boat ride through the glowworm grotto.

The first stop on the way to Hobbiton is a at a small cafe a chance to get a quick snack or coffee if you need it. Then we are off to Hobbiton, where we will drive you down to the set itself and have one of the specialist Hobbiton guides take you on a walking tour around the 44 Hobbit holes. You will get the chance to have a photo in the doorway of a Hobbit house, see the Party Tree and stand by the gate to Bilbo’s house ‘Bag End’ overlooking the whole set to the hills in the distance. Before your buffet lunch feast in the Party Marquee** (which is included in the price) enjoy a complimentary ale, cider, or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn. After lunch we’ll give you a $10 souvenir voucher to spend at the Hobbiton gift shop before we continue on to Waitomo caves. The drive to Waitomo Caves continues through beautiful countryside beside Lake Karapiro and across the famous Arapuni Dam.

At Waitomo Glow Worm Caves one of their experienced guides will take you on a walking tour through the caves and talk about the limestone formations and the glowworms. At the end of the cave tour take the iconic boat ride to glide along through the world-famous glowworm grotto (subject to water levels). Marvel in silence at thousands of magical glow worms, which are unique to the southern hemisphere, before exiting the cave.

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What's included
  • Hobbiton souvenir voucher
  • Boat ride at Waitomo caves
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
What's not included
  • Additional food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children (age 5-14)
  • Infant (age 0-4):free admission
Where
Meeting point:

Pick-up from your hotels in Auckland. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and confirm your pickup time and location directly with the local operator.

What to remember
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 adults to run
  • There are staircases inside Waitomo Caves with approx. 75 stairs
  • Food or drinks at the morning and afternoon tea stops are at your own expense
  • Please confirm your pickup time and location with the local operator prior to the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
  • If you have any dietary requirements please confirm with the local operator prior to the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
  • Light and comfortable clothing (preferably dry-fit material) and walking shoes
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Please be ready at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the pickup time
  • Tour ends at 7.00pm approx
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Provider
Bush and Beach
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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