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Hobbiton & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

One day, small group tour from Auckland to the magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the awe-inspiring Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

On this tour you will be picked up in our comfortable 12-seater minibus 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 you will encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and see many different farm animals. 

On arrival to Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest, which is the entrance to Hobbiton, 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 the official two hour 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 you’ll step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear stories about the making of the movies and finish your LOTR experience with a complimentary beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn.

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 we stop at Waitomo village for lunch where there are plenty of food options to purchase (own cost), and a little surprise which we won't give away just yet!

Once in Waitomo you will explore the ancient and amazing caves with their 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 sparkling overhead. With this particular type of glow worm unique to New Zealand for over 120 years, Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller.  

On the guided trip back to Auckland the sights continue with New Zealand's longest river - the mighty Waikato River, Huntly power station and the Maori Queens’ burial site. On return to Auckland you will be dropped back to your accommodation (specified central Auckland hotels only).

Duration

1 day

    • Fully guided small group return tour from Auckland
    • Hotel pick ups and drop offs (specific central Auckland hotels only)
    • Entry and the official fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Complimentary beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn
    • Alexander Family Sheep Farm & Shire's Rest
    • Entry and fully guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves 
    • Stop at Waitomo Homestead for a secret surprise attraction
    • Multiple stops to purchase food, buy souvenirs or take photos
    • Bottled water and snacks in tour vehicle
    • On screen entertainment during the drive
    • Wifi and charging ports available in vehicle
    • Transport in modern comfortable mini buses
  • 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.

  • Day 1 : Hobbiton & Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    One day fully guided small group tour from Auckland to the famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the breath-taking Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Highlights include refreshments, snacks and entertainment whilst driving, secret stops and wildlife viewings, Alexander Sheep Farm and Shires Rest, a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn, the official two hour fully guided Hobbiton Movie Set tour, and a one hour fully guided Waitomo Caves tour and Glowworm Grotto boat ride. Free Hotel pick ups and drop offs (specified hotels only).
    Meals :None

  • Auckland Hotel Pick Up Points & Times:

    Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting 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. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended).   

    Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. 

    Sofitel Hotel Auckland.

    Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.

    Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, SO/ 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.

    Ports

    Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)

    Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)

    Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 15-20 minutes after the tour start time.

  • $10.00 NZD per person for on board Mobile WiFi 

    $50.00 Car Seat (Safety Seat for Children aged 0-6years old) if need please advise and book at the time of tour booking. 

    $35.00 per person Add a Kiwi BBQ buffet lunch at Roselands (optional)

Language

-

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

16

Organised by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Activity ID: W-27219

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