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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

Highlights
  • More sights in less time: Cover three New Zealand highlights in one day
  • Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set plus Rotorua's geysers, hot springs, and more
  • Delve underground into glow worm territory on a Waitomo Caves river cruise
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip
From US$ 293.15
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Hobbiton Rotorua WAitomoMost Popular
One day tour = Auckland to Auckland
US$ 299.15
Hobbiton/Waitomo end Rotorua
Start Auckland and finish in Rotorua
US$ 293.15
Overview
Visit three top New Zealand destinations—the Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua, and Waitomo Caves—in a single day of exploring on this tour from Auckland or Rotorua. Step into the world of Lord of the Rings, check out bubbling geysers and mud pools, then float down an underground river lit only by sparkling glowworms. This unforgettable adventure follows a route that minimizes travel time and maximizes amazing time.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your hotel in Auckland or Rotorua, then board your bus for the trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set. En route, pass through a sprawling sheep farm with views of the Kaimai Ranges. Upon arrival, tour the Hobbiton Movie Set’s film sites and highlights, and learn how the Lord of the Rings set was created. 

After a drink at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon Inn (included), continue to Te Puia in Rotorua. Dine in the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, then tour the simmering mud pools, springs, and geysers fed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity. The final stop is Waitomo Caves, whose native glowworms shine and sparkle over an underground river. See thousands of glowworms on a boat tour as you learn about the geological significance of the caves.

This tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Auckland or Rotorua.
Reviews (191)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed today
Worth a visit!

We had the best time on this tour esp at the Hobbiton and the glowworm cave. It's a very well planned tour for 1 day activities. They pick you up and drop you off right on the dot and everything went smoothly and we had...More

Thank An N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Top of Must Do List for short Auckland stay

Excellent choice if you have a day free in Auckland and Must Do if you are a Lord of the Rings fan. Our guide Rebecca had been helpful. Arrived on time to pick up at my Auckland hotel at 6.30am. The 12 pax mini bus...More

2  Thank simonlG4494GU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Go Visit

What a treat........my husband and I toured Hobbiton and absolutely loved it. Our guide, Cane, was excellent and made the village come alive for us. I want to be a Hobbit.

2  Thank Grace M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I would recommend this tour for anyone without small children (13 hours)

Our driver/guide was great. We are from the US so just the drive was great to see the countryside. The pick-up and drop off was were it was scheduled and one time. All of our stops were so wonderful and very well planned. Again, I...More

4  Thank ck2694
Reviewed 26 August 2018
I felt a part of the movies!

Naturally i was extremely excited as I am a hardcore fan of the movies as well as the book and the tour did not disappoint. Even though it was winter, the houses were still so beautiful with flowers and vegetables. The place felt so real...More

Thank Jingsze
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Benjamin T
9 October 2018|
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Response from Lennongirl57 | Reviewed this property |
Hello We found a public park in rotarua which was free of cost and included a pool where people were sitting with their legs in the pool.
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Susan Z
1 October 2018|
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Response from GerardoI114 | Reviewed this property |
The caves are not small, on the contrary. Te only issue is that in some points you need to stand in complete darkness to adjust your pupils. But the scene worth it....
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Tourist557363
17 September 2018|
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Response from Lennongirl57 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. However we visited with my 90 year old father and he made it with no worries. If you're fit- it will be an easy walk.
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