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Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience From Auckland

Sightseeing Coach Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Auckland

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Enjoy guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland.

Journey south through lush rural farmland to the Hobbiton Movie Set, hidden on private farmland near the town of Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. We finish the tour with a silent yet magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

After your guided tour of Waitomo Caves, return to Auckland.

Tour Inclusions
  • Price includes hotel pick-up and admissions to all attractions
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn'
  • Luxury coach transport to & from Auckland
  • Free WiFi available on board this tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Tour Departures
  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure & Return Details: SkyCity Travel Centre at 102 Hobson Street (near the Sky Tower), Auckland or from selected centrally located accomodations
  • Departure Time: 8:00am
  • Duration: 11 hours (approximate)
  • Closed: Christmas Day
Important Information
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.
General Information
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from inner city hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience From Auckland Reviews

Reviews from past clients of Relaxing Journeys. 3 Reviews. Average Rating 4.3 of 5.

  • 5Damian our driver/tour guide was excellent sharing his knowledge of New Zealand. We loved Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves.

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    - 15/02/2017
  • 4The scenes are great especially the glowworm cave, you will regret if not going there! Lunch is more than expected, really yummy.

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    - 18/11/2016
  • 4The tours arranged through Relaxing Journeys were all very well guided by expert tour guides and drivers. They were very accommodating in making sure that customers got to go and see whatever their desires may have been. Marie let me know immediately when a tour was available on a Wait List and gave me the opportunity to go if I wanted to. Thanks for all your help.

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    - 05/09/2016