Hobbiton & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour from Auckland (small groups)
- Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: 006CK
One day tour from
Auckland to the famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and breath-taking
Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
On this tour you
will be picked up in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the
stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on
a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south encounter stunning
scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and several different
After the drive
you will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest, the
entrance to Hobbiton, where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat,
get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the
Next board one of
the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on your 2 hours fully guided tour of
this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you
get the most out of your visit. During the tour step into the lush pastures of
the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the stories about
the making of the movies and finishing your experience at the famous Green
Dragon Inn for a cold beverage.
After your Lord of
The Rings experience the tour continues west towards the stunning Waitomo
region. There is a lot to see on the guided journey to Waitomo including hydro
dams, beautiful farmland, race horses and the Kiwiana capital of New Zealand.
Before getting to
the caves the tour will stop at the Waitomo homestead for lunch and a little
surprise which the team won't give away now.
Once in Waitomo,
you will explore the ancient and amazing caves seeing many different cave
formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites, and Lime Columns before
descending even further underground for your Glowworm experience. Board your
glow-worm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of Glowworms
unique for New Zealand for over 120 years above your head. Waitomo Glowworm
Caves are a must see for any traveller.
On the guided trip
back to Auckland the sites continue with New Zealand's longest river, Huntly
power station, and the Maori Queens burial site.