Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Experience - Day Trip from Auckland

Great day trip from Auckland as you see plenty of countryside as drive to Waitomo Caves with the stalagmites/stalactites & the boat ride with the glow worms. Then we went to Hobbiton, which was great. ...Anonymous, – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Take a day trip to two stunning North Island attractions - Waitomo Caves and the famous Hobbiton Movie Set.


Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
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daily at 8:00 AM
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See the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury coach and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride - lush green farmland and rolling hills.

The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand's must-see destinations. A working farm near the small town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for the world-famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and today you can visit the set and see where the magic was created.

During your guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set you'll see highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and more. Your tour guide will share amazing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about how the film set was brought to life.

After you've had your fill of movie magic, sit down to lunch - a delicious feast worthy of a true hobbit - outside the Green Dragon Inn.

Your next stop is at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a 45-minute guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern.

After exploring these two top New Zealand visitor attractions, your driver guide will take you back to Auckland, returning in the early evening.


  • Pick-up from selected hotels and other areas

  • Roundtrip transportation by coach

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour

  • Boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto

  • Restaurant lunch at Hobbiton

  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.

  • Children ages 7 to 12 years old, if traveling without an adult over 18 years old, must have an Unaccompanied Minor Form completed before travel.

  • Vegetarian and other dietary options for lunch are available on request.

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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