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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour

Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

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  • All entrance fees included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Overview

One day tour from Auckland to the famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and breathtaking Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 

On this tour you will be picked up in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and several different farm animals.  

After the drive arrives at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest, the entrance to Hobbiton, where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the movie set. 

Next board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on your 2 hours fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During the tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the stories about the making of the movies and finishing your experience at the famous Green Dragon Inn for a cold beverage. 

After your Lord of The Rings experience the tour continues west towards the stunning Waitomo region. There is a lot to see on the guided journey to Waitomo including hydro dams, beautiful farmland, race horses and the Kiwiana capital of New Zealand. 

Before getting to the caves the tour will stop at the Waitomo homestead for lunch and a little surprise which the team won't give away now. 

Once in Waitomo, you will explore the ancient and amazing caves seeing many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites, and Lime Columns before descending even further underground for your glowworm experience. Board your glow-worm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms unique for New Zealand for over 120 years above your head. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveler.   

On the guided trip back to Auckland the sites continue with New Zealand's longest river, Huntly power station, and the Maori Queens burial site.

Information

Includes:
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Small-group tour
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local taxes
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.    

Meeting Point

Hotel pick ups from the below hotels only and start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Drivers have multiple pick ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Drivers will not wait for late passengers.  

Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. 

Sofitel Hotel Auckland

Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.

Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments

Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time.

AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland

Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.

Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, Skycity hotel, Skycity Grand hotel

Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after

Auckland City Hotel, Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Kiwi International Hotel, Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, YHA Auckland City

Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers.

Departure Time:
6am
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Return Details:
Same as pick up location unless agreed.
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
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