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From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Guided Tour

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Set off on a day-long adventure from Auckland, exploring hobbit homes at the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo's luminous glowworm caves.


  • Join a guided day tour of the Hobbiton movie set and the historic Waitomo Caves formed over 30 million years ago.

  • Benefit from round-trip transfers from Auckland, experiencing the magical world of Middle Earth and the luminescent glowworms in Waitomo.

  • Explore the Hobbiton Movie Set, admire the iconic Hobbit Holes and The Mill, and savor a refreshing drink at the pub featured in the movie.

  • Discover Waitomo Caves' beauty, featuring age-old rock formations, and a boat ride beneath a canopy of twinkling glowworms.


  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Auckland

  • Expert tour guide

  • 2-hour guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set

  • 45-minute guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves:

  • Boat ride along Waitomo River

  • Guided walk inside Waitomo Grotto

  • Complimentary crafted beverage at The Green Dragon Inn

  • Complimentary snacks & water


  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


2 reviews
Roxana Radulescu



May, 2024

Had a lovely time on the tour, Chris was a wonderful guide, sharing a lot of interesting facts and adding in some extra sights along the drive. Communication and scheduling was easy and precise, I appreciated the punctuality.
Hossman Andrés Escobar Martínez



Apr, 2024

Hotel Pickup

Start with a hotel pickup in Auckland CBD, followed by a 2-hour scenic drive through Waikato's countryside. Enjoy views of the Kaimai Range along the way.

Arrive at Hobbiton Movie Set

Board the Hobbiton bus to the 12-acre movie set of 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit.' Explore Hobbiton, experiencing the same magical landscapes seen in Peter Jackson's famous trilogies, that has mesmerized audiences globally.

Guided Tour of Hobbiton

Join a guided tour through Hobbiton, exploring the colorful Hobbit Holes, including Bag End, home of Bilbo Baggins. Visit The Mill, and marvel at the picturesque Double Arched Bridge. Learn fascinating details about the set's creation and its transformation from farmland to a slice of Middle-earth. The tour includes a stop at the Green Dragon Inn for a complimentary beverage.

Drive to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Next, head towards the mystical Waitomo Glowworm Caves, renowned for their natural beauty and luminescent inhabitants.

Waitomo Caves guided walk

Embark on a guided stroll through the Waitomo Glowworm Cave. Marvel at spectacular limestone formations, including stalactites and stalagmites, and learn about the cave's geological past and the natural forces that shaped these wonders.

Waitomo River boat ride

The tour's climax is a serene boat ride through the caves, where you'll encounter the Arachnocampa Luminosa, a species of glowworm native to New Zealand. These tiny creatures create a breathtaking luminescent display, lighting up the cave ceiling like a star-filled sky.

Return to Auckland

End your tour with a relaxing drive back to Auckland and a drop-off at your hotel.

What's not allowed

  • Photography is not allowed at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.


  • This tour is accessible to those with reasonable mobility.

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • It's recommended to wear a warm jacket along with comfortable shoes.

  • Infants can travel for free if they do not occupy a seat.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • This is applicable to all hotels in Auckland CBD.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel.

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