Auckland Sightseeing Coach Tour | Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience From Auckland

Auckland Sightseeing Coach Tour | Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience From Auckland

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 Info

Tour Type: Scenic Coach Day Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: GS16HW


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.

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 5 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.6 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Damien is an amazing tour guide he made the day so unforgettable. His knowledge of local customers and history is amazing. Hobbiton and the glowworms were very interesting but really I could have just spent the day travelling on your luxurious coach and listening to Damien. Great day.
Overall Tour Rating

A whole day trip, I thought it's going to be another long day. But this is definitely not one boring trip. I found the bus trip was great, journey to Hobitton didn't feel long. Once you are the Hobitton you want time to slow down, this magical place is unmissable. Given cookies and a bottle of water on the bus was a nice touch. Buffet lunch at the Green Dragon was tasty and full of varieties. Waitomo glowworm cave, OMG, a MUST visit. My jaw drop when we went into the cave on the boat, it's memorable. I will do this trip again in a heart beat.
Overall Tour Rating

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

The scenes are great especially the glowworm cave, you will regret if not going there! Lunch is more than expected, really yummy.
Overall Tour Rating

The 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.
Overall Tour Rating

Auckland Sightseeing Coach Tour | Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience From Auckland
Day Tours
Tour Code: GS16HW
From (NZD) $347 per person
5 reviews (4.6/5)

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