Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton and Waitomo
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Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton and Waitomo

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit 44 hobbit holes, see its gardens, and enjoy a cold beverage at The Green Dragon Inn
  • Explore Hobbiton, as made famous by the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit film series
  • Enjoy magical Glowworms at Waitomo Caves
What to expect

Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton movie set one-way tour. This trip from Rotorua to Auckland includes visiting two of the iconic New Zealand attractions – Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Departing from Rotorua at 8 am, is a wonderful way to get to Auckland. The day includes a fully guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set and a sumptuous lunchtime feast in their Party Marquee. This is followed by a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves with a boat ride through the glowworm grotto.

The first stop is at Hobbiton where we will drive you down to the set itself and have one of the specialists 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 goes through some 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. After your tour at Waitomo, travel to your Auckland inner-city accommodation with an afternoon tea stop on the way (own cost).

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Pick up from selected Rotorua accommodation
    • Hobbiton souvenir voucher
    • Boat ride at Waitomo
    • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
    • Drop off at Auckland inner-city accommodation
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    What's not included
    • Drop-off to Rotorua
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 5-14)
    • Infant (age 0-4):free admission
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from your selected Rotorua accommodation. 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
    • 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
    • There are staircases inside Waitomo Caves with approx. 75 stairs
    • This tour is included a one-way transfer to drop off at Auckland inner-city accommodation
    • 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 7.00 pm in Auckland
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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 25 hours before the experience begins.

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