1 Day Auckland : Waitomo - Hobbiton : Auckland

1 Day Auckland : Waitomo - Hobbiton : Auckland

Relaxing Journeys Privately Chartered Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Auckland.

Please Note: This tour is for those with only a day to spare, as we recommend the 2 day tour to fully appreciate what this tour has to offer. This is a privately chartered escorted tour, so the final itinerary is entirely up to you. We have put together this package based on our local knowledge but we can vary it to your tastes and requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Private Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
Departures: May 2018 to March 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $770 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Relaxing
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: rjawha

Inclusions

Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Vehicle and driver guide for the tour
Admission to Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Guided tour of Hobbiton movie site

Tour Highlights

Waikato and King Country Farmland
Waitomo Caves Exploration
Lake Karapiro Hydro electric dam
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Tour Itinerary

Today your experienced driver guide will collect you from your hotel for the start of your journey to the wonderland of the historic Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Set deep in the heartland of the King Country you will explore the underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caves and formations created over millions of years, and marvel at a galaxy of tiny lights in the famed glow-worm Grotto.

We travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato province, following the mighty Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest, past the historic Land War site of Rangiriri and on to Otorohanga and Waitomo.

Following your cave exploration, we then travel cross country to The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies site of Hobbiton for your two-hour tour of this now internationally renowned movie site.
During the course of this drive we will cross the Lake Karapiro Hydro Electric dam and take the opportunity for a photo stop. The lake is the training ground for the New Zealand rowing and kayaking teams. The rowing World Championships have been held here on two occasions.

On our arrival at Shires Rest you will join others for your two hour visit to the site itself and receive a fascinating insight into the world of movie making and the stories that surround the location of the site and construction of the set. During the course of the tour enjoy a drink of ginger beer at The Green Dragon – the Hobbits pub – note the attention to detail. You will have time to enjoy browsing at the merchandise store.

On leaving the site we pass through the township of Matamata where you will see the sign Welcome to Hobbiton and the I-Site building with its authentically thatched roof and round doors and windows. On leaving Matamata we make our way back to Auckland and your accommodation. Depending on tour timings we will enjoy lunch at some point en route. Shires Rest does provide a wonderful choice.

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1 Day Auckland : Waitomo - Hobbiton : Auckland
Private Tours
Tour Code: rjawha
From (NZD) $770 per person
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Departures: May 2018 to March 2019

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