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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour

Highlights
  • Get guaranteed entry to two of New Zealand’s top attractions
  • Snap photos at Hobbit holes and cruise the illuminated Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Take in picturesque farmland and Maori sites on the North Island
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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
From US$194.58
Overview
Visit New Zealand’s must-see Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a comprehensive full-day tour from Auckland. Along with a guided bus tour of the Lord of the Rings locale and a boat cruise through illuminated glowworm caves, see sacred Maori sites like Mount Taupiri. Travel in comfort through the rural countryside with a small group, which allows for a more personalized tour.
What to Expect

After morning pickup at select hotels in Auckland, travel by minibus through the Waikato countryside to Hobbiton.

Upon arrival, join a local guide for a 2-hour tour of the 12-acre (4.85-hectare) Hobbiton Movie Set. See the lush pastures of the Shire, explore numerous hobbit holes and gardens, and hear stories about the Lord of the Rings films before ending up at the Green Dragon Inn.

Continue west into the Waitomo region and stop at the Waitomo Homestead for lunch (own expense). Afterward, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves: explore impressive stalactites and stalagmites, then board a boat for your glowworm cruise. Glide along the grotto river and see thousands of twinkling glowworms along the cave walls.

On the scenic return drive, see landmarks such as the Huntly Power Station, Waikato River, and Mount Taupiri, a sacred Maori site. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Auckland.

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Reviewed today
Wonderful!

Went by myself and had an awesome time! Our tour guide/bus driver Ciaran was tremendous and full of fun facts and laughs and snacks. Would reccommend for anyone to go!!

Thank lilikenya
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent day-trip to the Top Two attractions near Auckland

This trip is a 12 hour day trip from Auckland city and covers the top 2 attractions near Auckland with pickup and drop facility. I would highly recommend taking this trip. Our tour guide Cairan was highly professional and his friendly nature made the entire...More

Thank 2018LeisureTravel
Mark R, Owner at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your. We try as often as we can to run below our max numbers for that reason and buy minibus with large seats and high roofs to make our guests as comfortable as possible, So glad you enjoyed the day even through...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice experience

Cheeky Kiwi Travel: I agree with the previous comments. Cheeky guides are informative and very friendly. It was a right decision for choosing them. Tour: A bit of a long drive to go Waitomo and Hobbiton. Est 2-3 hours if I remember correctly. We did...More

Thank Ivo061080
Mark R, Owner at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you had a good trips. hope the sky's were clear for the rest of your trip

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Youre in good hands.

The "what" of the tour is just the same, I suppose, with all the other providers offering the same itinerary. The "HOW" is what I think sets Cheeky Kiwi apart. From the get go, it feels as if you were picked up by a long...More

Thank RCPoblete
Mark R, Owner at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

humbled by this feedback thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An amazing and a friendly tour

This tour was very wonderful, we only had 3 persons in the bus. We had enough time to visit all places. Lance 69 was a very friendly man, hhhh, a amazing tour which I would never forget.

Thank Yadong W
Mark R, Owner at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

thank you for the great feedback

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