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, including the NEW Explore inside a Hobbit Hole feature followed by a 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.
Our experienced guides look after you all day from pick up to drop off at your inner Auckland City accommodation. Enjoy full commentary on the way with insights into the areas you are travelling through and background to both Hobbiton and Waitomo caves.
Our first stop on the way to Hobbiton is at a small café – a chance to get a quick snack or coffee if you need it. Then we are off to Hobbiton Movie set, where you will be driven 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 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.
A highlight of the tour is the (New from 1st December) opportunity to go inside a Hobbit home. You will have the chance to explore inside a Hobbit home! For example – try out a hobbit sized bed, sit at the dining table and check out the amazing detail that has gone into this creation.
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 you 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 glowing overhead, a unique experience, before exiting the cave.
After your tour at Waitomo, return to Auckland with an afternoon tea stop on the way (own cost).
Bush and Beach have been running small group day tours from Auckland for 39 years so you are in very experienced hands. Our fleet of modern vehicles mean you will be comfortable all day.
“What a treat to travel to Hobbiton with Bush and Beach! It was an easy, fun trip with some nice extra perks that the other companies don’t seem to have.” – Trip Advisor review
When you book on line you have the option to contribute to our sustainability commitment by donating $5 which will get a native tree planted on your behalf. We are working with Trees That Count and their community-based planting projects to donate native trees to be planted in Auckland. (Bush and Beach will match your donation, which means every $5 donation from you equals a native tree planted in Auckland.)
Operates 364 days of the year.
Child price for ages 5-14
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
Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance – learn more
If you just want to visit Hobbiton movie set from Auckland then check out our Hobbiton Express Tour.
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