Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Small Group Tour from Auckland

Auckland Central, New Zealand

From US$206.89

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy two North Island highlights on an easy day trip from Auckland. Avoid the hassle of self driving or taking public transport when you join a guided tour. Tickets to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves are included. Participate in guided tours of both attractions so you can learn more about the cultural and natural significance of these memorable places.
  • Snacks and bottled water will be provided
  • See and do a lot in a full 12-hour day
  • Ideal for travelers short on time in Auckland
  • Film and nature enthusiasts will especially enjoy this tour

What's Included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Waitomo Caves
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Hobbiton
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.

What To Expect

Auckland Central (Pass By)

Waikato Region (Pass By)

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Otorohanga (Pass By)


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hobbiton Movie Set

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years old.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children 7 years old and under are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange this.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Awesome day!
Rick_T, Jan 2023
John our guide was the best - friendly, engaging, informative, helpful and very knowledgeable. Went to the extra effort of ensuring everyone got individual and group photos. Hobbiton was much more engaging than we thought & glow worm caves were fascinating. Very highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for joining us! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with John and hope to see you again in the future.
Great for fans of LOTR...
Linda_L, Sept 2022
Great for fans of LOTR but the real gem is the Wai-tomo cave tour. The tours were shorter than i’d like but there’s only so much time as it was a long ride from Auckland. Thankfully, our tour guide/driver Jill was highly experienced on the road and got us through safely and in time for the tours despite the heavy downpour.

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