See 2 of New Zealand's most famous attractions in one day!
The magical Hobbiton Movie Set & the breath-taking Waitomo Glowworm Caves. This fully guided small group tour in comfortable 12-seater minibuses ensure you get the personal experience you expect.
One-day tour from Auckland to the famously 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 dairy 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-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 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 finish 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 we will give you some great options for your lunch.
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 glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river, with thousands of glowworms - unique for New Zealand - above your head. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveler.
On the guided trip back to Auckland the sights continue; the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest and mightiest), the Huntly power station, the Maori Queen's burial site, and a famous battle ground all along the route.