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Time10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Step into the mythical world of Middle Earth in Hobbiton, then discover the real-life magic of the Waitomo Caves on this full-day combo tour. The all-inclusive tour includes a guided visit to the Hobbiton film set, a boat cruise through the glow-worm filled Waitomo Caves, plus lunch and round-trip transport from Auckland.
  • Full-day tour of Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton from Auckland
  • Cruise through Waitomo Caves beneath the glow of thousands of glow-worms
  • Enjoy lunch at the Shires Rest Café in Hobbiton
  • Visit the original Hobbiton film set from the Lord of the Rings movies
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch and entrance fees
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a personalized experience
Your day begins with an early morning pick-up from your central Auckland hotel. After a scenic drive through the Waikato and King Country, arrive at the Waitomo Caves – one of New Zealand’s most visited natural wonders.

Start your visit with a short video presentation of Waitomo, which will fill you in on the fascinating history of Waitomo Caves. Then, venture underground to marvel at the dramatic limestone caves, filled with unusual rock formations, towering stalagmites and impressive stalactites. Finally, jump aboard for a boat cruise through the glow-worm cave, and enjoy unforgettable views as you float down the underground river beneath the twinkling lights of thousands of glow-worms.

Back above ground, continue to Hobbiton, where you’ll enjoy a break for lunch (included) at the Shires Rest Café. After lunch, embark on a guided tour of the Hobbiton film set, restored to its appearance in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Get the inside scoop on LOTR filming in New Zealand as you stroll around the village, and hear fun stories about the actors, props and on-set mishaps. Don’t forget to pose for some photos peeking out of a hobbit house!

After an action-packed day, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

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K
, Jul 2018

As a kiwi, I really enjoyed my time with Lorraine and Ron!

There were 3x of us, and we all got on well.

Lorraine spoke about our NZ history, and I was ashamed that I didn't know most of it but I learnt a lot! :-

The trip was a long day but that didn't stop me from enjoying waitomo caves, hobbiton and making conversion with everyone from start to end of our trip. :-

The weather did change to heavy showers at hobbiton and they did provide umbrellas, no one in my group complained! We were enjoying the scenery, taking lots of photos and our young tour guide did an excellent job with keeping the tour interesting from start to end, well done Hobbiton!

I'm very proud of you, keep up with good work! :-

i
, Jan 2018

What a day! Dave, our tour guide, was an easy peasy and go with the flow kind of guy and it was perfect for how we were feeling this day. We took our time getting out to each site, stopped to get good coffee and a little snack along the way and got a chance to talk story and get to know our fellow travelers. We were a small group of 6 and we were able to bond and enjoy the adventure together. Booking and communication with Tui Tours was easy and pain free. Highly recommend them!

s
, Nov 2017

Lorraine and Ron from TUI were amazing guides - full of local trivia and anecdotes that made the experience very special. Hobbiton and Waitomo caves is a highly recommended attraction!

d
, Sep 2017

very interesting


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