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Hobbiton and Waitomo private day tour

from/per group NZ$2,250
  • Private Tours

Hobbiton and Waitomo with a regenerative tourism company
Hobbiton feast lunch in the Party Marquee
Hobbiton movie set on a day trip from Auckland

Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves private day tour from Auckland

Visit two iconic New Zealand attractions with this private day tour to Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. 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.

Your experienced guide will 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, NZ history and background to both Hobbiton and Waitomo caves.

Our 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 you join a tour with one of the specialist Hobbiton guides who will take you on a walking tour around the 44 Hobbit holes.

A highlight of the tour is the opportunity to go inside a Hobbit hole. This interactive part of the tour gives you 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.

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. 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.

After your tour at Waitomo, return to Auckland with an afternoon tea stop on the way (own cost).

Bush and Beach have been running day tours from Auckland for 35 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

The tours at Hobbiton and Waitomo are with a larger group – if you want a private tour at Hobbiton please ask for a quote and availability.

This tour also runs every day as a scheduled tour which you can book here.

Tour code: BB6P – NZ$2,250 for 1-5 people

Each additional adult is NZ$450

Each additional child is NZ$225

These prices are valid for up to 8 people, for groups of 9+ please ask for a quote (use the enquiry form on this page)

Some of the highlights of the Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour

Tour includes:

  • Sumptuous buffet lunch in the Party Marquee
  • Free Hobbiton souvenir voucher
  • Explore the inside of a Hobbit hole
  • Admission and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Admission and guided tour of Waitomo caves
  • Boat ride through the glowworm grotto at Waitomo caves
  • Return transport with full commentary from Auckland
  • Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation

Tour info:

Finish Time:
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12 hours
7.00pm approx.
Approx. 3,950

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

To send an enquiry about availability for this private tour just fill in the form below with the dates and number of people in your group and we’ll get right back to you.

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