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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Return Trip From Auckland

Highlights
  • Snap photos in front of hobbit holes and The Green Dragon Inn
  • Have a drink at The Green Dragon Inn after touring the Hobbiton set
  • View the natural light of hundreds of glow worms inside a cave at Waitomo
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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Return Trip From Auckland
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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Return Trip From Auckland
US$238.63
Overview
Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Cave on this full-day tour from Auckland. Experience an important Middle-earth and ‘Lord of the Rings’ location on the guided tour of Hobbiton, and sip a refreshment at The Green Dragon Inn. Afterward, take in the twinkling light of glow worms at Waitomo. Ensure your admission to two of New Zealand’s top destinations by booking this tour in advance.
What to Expect

Tour starts by pick up from your Hotel in Auckland central, start a scenic journey through the Kaimai Ranges where you'll enjoy a two-hour drive to The Hobbiton. 

Our luxurious vehicles are equipped with free WIFI and offer complimentary snacks & water.

On arrival, you'll be welcomed at the Shire's Rest where you'll fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance.

Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Once your journey has concluded we head to Waitomo where we visit The Famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. 

The glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.

Sit back & relax and enjoy the scenery while we take you back to your accommodation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A great tour, but the greatest tour guide

By the recommendation of the concierge, I decided to do a full day excursion. The glowworm caves are one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Thousands of years old, and indigenous to New Zealand - It is a definite must. While you’re there,...More

Thank 871darnelld
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for rating us 5 stars in all categories! Auckland & Beyond Tours are highly recommended by all Concierge staff in Auckland top Hotels due to our top reputation. We are a team of highly trained professionals with a mission to give every guest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris the perfect guy for the job

Very knowledgeable of the area as well as a native, very funny and provided a great time. Please reward him. Thx

Thank jdub051082
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review !

Reviewed 1 week ago
Experience something different

Took a last minute tour with the company. Chris was funny, courteous and considered. He has found his calling as he is a native and he was willing to explain various locations as we drove to and from the locations as well introduced us to...More

Thank Stacey W
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to write this great feedback. Auckland & Beyond Tours is committed to share the NZ Native Maori Culture... Glad that you have enjoyed it. Wish you safe travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amamzing Guide and Amazing Trip

Chris was our guide on this wonderful adventure. His knowledge of the questions asked were beyond exceptional! If I had more time I would take another trip and request Chris. I also highly recommend these two together. The Hobbiton Movie set and the glow worms...More

Thank Ry D
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amazing guest and amazing review! We are really proud to have the best tour guides: experienced, knowledgeable, friendly & professional. The ride is nice because we own & operate elite luxurious Mercedes Vehicles. We are also looking forward to have you again soon on your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Trip & Even Better Tour Guide

We had originally booked only the Hobbiton tour. The shuttle arrived at 6:20 AM - just as promised. We were warmly greeted by our driver Chris with bottles of water and a blanket. We couldn't have asked for a better, more knowledgeable guide. Chris is...More

Thank Dream814385
Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mellisa, Thank you for choosing Auckland & Beyond Tours. I’m glad that we have exceeded your expectations & impressed you with our knowledge, service & comfort. Teaching guests our native Maori Culture is part of our mission as a local tour operator. Cheers!

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