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Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland

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From US$235.42

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 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
  • See the Kaitama Ranges and North Island countryside during the bus journey

What's Included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

06:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pickups are from selected hotels in Auckland City, Exact pick-up location and time will be confirmed by our reservations team.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum bookings required for tour to operate.
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The Hobbiton tour was...
Christine_S, Dec 2022
The Hobbiton tour was absolutely magical. Such a dream come true. The waitomo caves were an unexpected delight, the natural beauty is unlike anything I’ve ever seen
Love the experience
Sabrina_L, Dec 2022
Our guide Peter is great. Good intro regarding Auckland & New Zealand during the trip to the Hobbiton & right on time with the arrangements to both the Hobbiton & Waitomo. We enjoyed very much.
Fun trip
Tracy_G, Dec 2022
I really enjoyed the glow worm caves - they were fascinating to me. Hobbiton was a very well done set with an amazing amount of detail. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and supportive.
We had a great time on...
Ana_C, Nov 2022
We had a great time on this trip, highly recommend it! The Hobbiton tour guide was fantastic and the gloworms were very cool!
Fun and educational
lina_m, Nov 2022
What an experience. Tour was really fun and educational. It is impressive that they maintain the place untouched whilst allowing people to experience walking the limestone cave and seeing the glow worms
Didn’t get to do the tour
Todd_A, Nov 2022
I received a message from the tour operator the day before saying to meet outside the Sheraton on Queen St at 6:30am, so I waited right outside the door to the Sheraton on Queen St from 6:20am until 7:30am and no one was there to meet me/pick me up. Well it turns out, even though the official address to the Sheraton is on Queen St, the driver was actually waiting around the corner out back at the door on the side street off Mayoral Drive. Maybe next time you can be more specific about the actual meeting point so this doesn’t happen to another customer.
Perfect day tour out of Auckland
Abigail_M, Nov 2022
Peter was a great guide, we got to see enough of the beautiful NZ countryside to fall in love with it, and Hobbiton was just incredible, totally worth taking the time for even if you're not a LOTR fan. Going with my mum I didn't want a tour that was too big or exhausting and this fit the bill perfectly. Peter picked us up at 6.30 am and dropped us back at the hotel by 4.30 pm, and there were well timed breaks for coffee, quick bites and shopping at the two locations.
Great day trip from Auckland
Adrian_C, Nov 2022
Very organised and well timed, also got a history lesson about Auckland during the bus ride, including some fun facts along the way