Design your own ideal day with a full-day tour to Waitomo. Ride a boat beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in the famous Waitomo Caves, with the option to tour the nearby Ruakuri cave. Thousands of glow-worms light up the Glowworm Caves. The vast Ruakuri Cave features waterfalls and limestone formations. Or enjoy free time exploring Waitomo and stroll through native forests and take in the spectacular limestone landscape.
Lord of the Rings devotees can add on a trip to Hobbiton.
You can either end your day back in Auckland or carry on to Rotorua.
; if you decide to end your day in Auckland and do not want to join the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour you will have a 2 hour wait at Hobbiton to relax in their cafe (aptly named The Shires Rest) or peruse their gift shop for some iconic souvenirs.
Depart Auckland from your centrally located meeting points in a comfortable 11-seat van or 24-seat minibus. Listen to interesting commentary along the way. Relax aboard and enjoy a 2.5-hour scenic drive from Auckland to Waitomo Caves, a renowned New Zealand attraction famous for its glowworm caverns.
Arriving to Waitomo at approximately 10am ( Summer) or 9am (Winter), begin your tour through Waitomo Glowworm Caves! Follow your informative guide on a tour underground to view the icicle-shaped stalactites and learn how they were formed over. A boat ride takes you through the Glowworm Grotto, where you will be beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in a breathtaking display. This is a truly surreal experience!
Please Note; if you decide to do our Glowworm Cave only tour you will have up to 4 hours of free time in Waitomo to enjoy further activities such as Bush Walks through native New Zealand Flora, Lunch or other caving options. Please ask your driver for more details on the day.
For passengers adding on Ruakuri Caves, you will take a short journey from Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Ruakuri. Here you Experience the spectacular spiral entrance to Ruakuri Cave. Marvel at the incredible limestone formations and crystal tapestries in an intimate group.
We depart Waitomo at after lunch for Hobbiton. Please Note; If you decide to finish your day in Auckland but do not want to do the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour you will still have 2 hours of free time to relax at the Hobbiton cafe (aptly named The Shires Rest) or peruse their Gift Shop for some iconic kiwi souvenirs. If you have opted to finish your day in Rotorua you will not have a wait at Hobbiton and will finish in Rotorua by 4pm. If chosen: Enjoy a 2-hour Hobbiton Movie Set tour, where you will see famous locations such as Bilbo's home Bag End, the Green Dragon Inn, and the Party Tree. You'll be amazed by the beauty, history, and size of this location. A complimentary refreshment is also available at the end of your Movie Set Tour. After, return to Auckland by 8pm (Summer) or 7pm (Winter) or finish in Rotorua by 7pm (Summer) or 6.30pm (Winter) Please Note: times may vary dependent seasonality and traffic
After, return to Auckland by 8pm (Summer) or 7pm (Winter) or finish in Rotorua by 7pm (Summer) or 6.30pm (Winter)
Please Note: times may vary dependent seasonality and traffic