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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 16 travelers to ensure personalized service.
Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Full Day Tour departing Auckland
Go on a Hobbiton tour from Auckland and see the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, starting with a scenic drive through New Zealand’s North Island aboard a luxury coach. You’ll be enthralled by the illuminated Glowworm Grotto during an underground boat ride on the Waitomo River. Then pose for photos in front of hobbit holes at the Hobbiton Movie Set, home to Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Picnic lunch included.
Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton
Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set Tour starts with a scenic drive across to Matamata where your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle Earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill, and many other structures from the movies. Then enjoy a tasty lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before making your way back to Rotorua. Construction on the Hobbiton Movie Set: A major and very exciting development project is underway at Hobbiton Movie Set until December 2023
The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
Take an in-depth tour of the wine-growing region on Waiheke Island with a guide on this full-day excursion. You'll learn about what makes the vineyards so successful and the characteristics of the local wine through guided commentary and visits to three top vineyards. With round-trip transportation provided, you can take full advantage of the tastings without worrying about who will drive.
Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua rank among New Zealand’s top attractions, offering natural beauty, geothermal features, and native culture in equal measure. Ideal for travelers short on time, this adventurous tour takes in both sites in the same day, with entry fees plus round-trip transport from Auckland included. Discover subterranean stalagmites at the famous Waitomo Caves and hit top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens and Lake Rotorua.
Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
Go Waitomo black-water rafting (cave tubing) for a memorable adventure in the Waitomo Caves. Choose a 3-hour Labyrinth experience that takes you floating underground on an inner tube, including a small waterfall jump. Or upgrade to the 5-hour Black Abyss for an exhilarating abseil (rappel) down limestone walls; instruction and equipment included. The resident glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you! Finish with a hot shower, soup and bagel.
Afternoon Black Sand Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
Explore the Waitakere Ranges rain forest and Auckland’s rugged west coast, including Piha Beach, during an afternoon tour with a guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand flora and fauna. From the Arataki Centre, admire sweeping views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Maori history, stroll the beach, and take a nature walk through a lush rain forest while you experience Auckland's largest regional park.
Coast and Rainforest Eco-Tour from Auckland with Lunch
See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on this North Island day trip from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Admire Maori carvings before a guided rainforest walk, then visit giant kauri trees and one of the area’s magnificent black sand beaches. Picnic lunch and light refreshments are included.
75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are among the most visited attractions of New Zealand’s North Island and Ruakuri Cave is the longest of the underground caves. Explore the magnificent cave on this 75-minute guided walking tour and marvel at the unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glittering glowworms.
Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day—see the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns—and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this limited to 15 people.
Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch
Visit the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set on this small-group Hobbiton tour from Auckland. At the Hobbiton Movie Set, visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and peer inside other hobbit holes of the Shire—filming site of ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Your knowledgeable guide points out the Party Tree and the Mill. Enjoy cider, ale, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn, and recharge with lunch at Party Marquee—both included.
*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Shore Excursion
When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour
Take in the highlights of New Zealand’s largest city on this half-day tour of Auckland and benefit from an expert guide and small group size. Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga
See, hear, smell, touch and taste on this full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. Experience the unique and special natural beauty of The Bay of Plenty. You will visit some out of the way spots that not everyone knows about and will go where the big buses don't. This tour is not a shuttle and will not drop you off anywhere to explore on your own. It is a fully guided small-group tour with a knowledgeable, fun and friendly tour guide. Along the way you will see and learn about the uniqueness that is New Zealand and you will learn about the geothermal region of Rotorua and its significance to the Maori people. We do not visit the commercial geothermal reserves on this tour, but we do see boiling mud pools, crystal clear bubbling hot springs, volcanic lakes and picturesque forests. Please note that the ticket sent to you by Viator/TripAdvisor will show the standard tour departure time, we will advise an updated time when you book the tour which may be different, this is the one to use.
Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and tuck into a BBQ lunch or dinner at the stunning Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this shore excursion from Tauranga. Walk through the caves to see stalagmites and stalactites before boarding a small boat to the incredible Waitomo Caves, filled with glittering glow-worms. Then visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to learn more about the native birds. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
Join an America’s Cup sailing experience aboard an authentic racing yacht on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Feel the exhilaration of yachting as you take the helm and participate with the professional crew, or just sit back and soak up the harbor views. No experience necessary.
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland
The lakeside resort town of Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal wonders and rich Maori heritage. On this full-day tour from Auckland, benefit from the personal touch of a small-group excursion and customize your itinerary with a choice of different tour options. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by free time to explore independently, or up to two extra activities, such as the Te Puia Maori Village, Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, the Polynesian Spa, or the Agrodome.
What people are saying about Full-day Tours in North Island
Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland"It was a wonderful experience for my very first time, I even bought myself an expensive Lord of the rings replica."..."
Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland"The cave was the most memorable experience! I loved all the moments! The guide was very kind, and he explained all the informations very well"..."
Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Full Day Tour departing Auckland"The bus operator Rachel is amazing. We also enjoyed the buffet lunch. Umbrellas were also provided during the tour"..."
Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton"Having Hobbiton come to life for me. Seeing in reality what I saw in the movies. Lunch was great too. I really appreciated our Guide Mike, he made it so much easier to visualise."..."
The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour"Great experience and tour with Deb. Really lovely, informative and great personality. The vineyard choices were great too. Lunch was amazing!! Would definitely recommend this tour."..."
Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest"Great time loved the whole area. Group was maybe a big big as was hard to hear the guide at times. Was worth the visit highly recommend"..."
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour"Good facilities around, with plenty of parking spaces, washroom and a cafe. The tour itself is fun and enriching. We didn't just went to see the Glowworm, we also get to learn about the history of the caves."..."
Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland"Tei Puia was awesome! It was a great experience from start to finish. Michael our guide with Cheeky Kiwi was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed the Waitamo Caves as well."..."
Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland"We are only spending 2 whole days in Auckland so this intensive tour is good for us. Our tour guide Edson is awesome!! He explains everything very clearly and it's obvious he loves his job. "Edson, thank you! You have made our trip unforgettable!""..."
Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour"This was the highlight to our rainy NZ North Island trip. Regardless of the weather and the cold, it was such a fun and thrilling experience. The staff were super friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating to my 5-month pregnant body."..."
Afternoon Black Sand Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland"Really enjoyable trip with some stunning scenery and the host was excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone."..."
Coast and Rainforest Eco-Tour from Auckland with Lunch"The black sand beaches were beyond beautiful and our tour guide was absolutely fantastic! He was informative, patient and helpful."..."
75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo"Our guide was really lovely and informative. Nice easy walk through the caves. Would have loved to see more glow worms but that was okay and can’t be helped"..."
Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland"Our guide was great! He gave us a lot of background and answered all of our questions. It was a long drive but so beautiful to look out the window the whole time! Super super fun day."..."
Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch"Convenient pick-up and drop off at my hotel. Good coffee stops on the journey to and from Hobbiton. The whole setup at Hobbiton was excellent and the tour guide kept it interesting the whole time. Recommend this tour to even people who aren't huge Lord of the Rings fans."..."
*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Shore Excursion"Loved the tour! Our driver Rob was great, we left early and the tour was excellent. He gave us enough time at all the stops so we were able to have some leisure."..."
Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour"Great introduction to the city and surrounding areas. Guide was very informative and quite personable as well as very accommodating"..."
6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga"This was an amazing tour and we had the best tour guide. The sites were amazing. Hvng a small group tour is the best way to enjoy the excursion."..."
Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise"Amazing from beginning to end! Tours are always great when they love what they’re doing. Learned a lot and was fortunate to see a ton of dolphins and a gorgeous whale!"..."
Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia"Great day Got to see and hear about the different islands Also was lucky we got to go through the hole in the rock Then we stopped at a island for around 1.5hrs"..."
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House"Bryan our tour guide and driver was fantastic. Very friendly and informative. Highly recommended. Seeing the glow worms was amazing."..."
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner"it was brilliant would highly recommend, staff were amazing, food was great and the views stunning............."..."
America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour"Great experience. Crew was very friendly and helpful. They let us steer the boat as part of the experience. It was worth it. I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Auckland."..."
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland"Pretty much all of it , we had John take us around for the day very funny guy made us feel very welcome, good to hear about the locations we were in , John was on time to pick us up from our hotel 5 stars."..."
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