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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour

  • Get guaranteed entry to two of New Zealand’s top attractions
  • Snap photos at Hobbit holes and cruise the illuminated Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Take in picturesque farmland and Maori sites on the North Island
Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
From US$ 193.43
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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
From US$ 193.43
Visit New Zealand’s must-see Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a comprehensive full-day tour from Auckland. Along with a guided bus tour of the Lord of the Rings locale and a boat cruise through illuminated glowworm caves, see sacred Maori sites like Mount Taupiri. Travel in comfort through the rural countryside with a small group, which allows for a more personalized tour.
What to Expect

After morning pickup at select hotels in Auckland, travel by minibus through the Waikato countryside to Hobbiton.

Upon arrival, join a local guide for a 2-hour tour of the 12-acre (4.85-hectare) Hobbiton Movie Set. See the lush pastures of the Shire, explore numerous hobbit holes and gardens, and hear stories about the Lord of the Rings films before ending up at the Green Dragon Inn.

Continue west into the Waitomo region and stop at the Waitomo Homestead for lunch (own expense). Afterward, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves: explore impressive stalactites and stalagmites, then board a boat for your glowworm cruise. Glide along the grotto river and see thousands of twinkling glowworms along the cave walls.

On the scenic return drive, see landmarks such as the Huntly Power Station, Waikato River, and Mount Taupiri, a sacred Maori site. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Auckland.

Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Gamble Paid Off

I’m from Texas and got to spend 10 days in Auckland. On my last day I wanted to take a trip to Hobbiton and see the Waitomo glow worms in the caves. There were loads of companies to choose from so I had to close...More

1  Thank joeyexplores
Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding Experience

We booked a tour with Cheeky Kiwi Travel to visit Hobbiton and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The main attractions were great, but Cheeky Kiwi Travel made a big difference in how we experienced our day. Dane, our driver, was much more that a chauffeur- he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Steph_RoadUnraveled
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly recommended for Hobbiton & Waitomo!

I had a FABULOUS day with Mark (owner), a trainee, and my small group. Guides were knowledgeable and made sure we got the most out of our experience (asked what we wanted to learn, photo ops, and food). It didn't feel like they were bored...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank derrguerr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
very nice day

Very nice day friendly people... tip: take some lunch with you only with snacks provided it is difficult to make the day.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Vasilis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun times in Hobbiton and Waitomo

I had Mac and Melissa (training) as my guides. It was a partially rainy day but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Tour guides provided lots of knowledge of Hobbiton and Waitomo on their own and lots of general knowledge about NZ itself which was very insightful....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gregorylenglish
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Response from Rose K | Reviewed this property |
Our family rented a vehicle to tour the north island. We booked our tickets online and drove from Auckland to the site. The address is 501 Buckland Road Hinuera Matamata 3472 New Zealand