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Hobbiton Film Set/Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip

By Auckland Scenic Tours Limited
Price was undefined, price is now £135


Free cancellation available
10h 30m
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Selective hotel pickup
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Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
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Social distancing


  • Visit New Zealand's 2 Most Iconic Attractions in 1 Day

  • A 2-hour Tour of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Film Set

  • Complimentary Brewed Drink at the Green Dragon Inn

  • Stalactites, Stalagmites and Thousands of Tiny Glowworms

  • Magical Boat Ride in the World Famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    A 2-hour guided tour of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Film Set with an expert tour guide

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • What's included

    Lunch (included) at The Shire's Rest at Hobbiton

  • What's included

    Complimentary Specially Brewed Drink at the Green Dragon at Hobbiton

  • What's included

    Free Pick-Up and drop-Off from Downtown Auckland City Hotels and Accommodation

  • What's included

    Full Tour Commentary in English en route from your expert tour guide

  • What's included

    Includes Entrance Fees to Hobbiton and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • What's excluded

    Food and Drink unless specified above

Know Before You Book

  • Children must be accompanied by an Adult

  • Minimum Age is 4 Years

  • A Maximum of 11 people per Booking (larger bookings by special request)

  • A small amount of easy walking is involved

  • Operates in All Weather Conditions. Please dress appropriately

  • Pick Up From All Downtown Central Business District Hotels and Accommodation

  • Sky Tower(in the Centre of Auckland City) Pick Up For those staying in the suburbs of Auckland

What you can expect

Join this tour to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, Hobbiton Film Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves, in one easy day trip from Auckland. Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life and take photos in front of your favourite places like the Hobbit Holes, the Shire and the Green Dragon Inn. Then journey to the World Famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be captivated by the thousands of magical glowworms twinkling in the Grottos, the stalactites and stalagmites as you glide silently through the cave by boat. Marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand. All admission fees and lunch included.

After leaving Auckland you will travel south over the Bombay Hills as you get elevated panoramic views of the Waikato Region and travel across the scenic Hauraki Plains to Matamata, the home of Hobbiton Film Set.

You will then enjoy the most informative trip of a lifetime as you explore the Film Set on a 2-hour tour in the expert hands of your very knowledgeable tour guide. The Hobbiton Film Set Tour is based at the original location where Hobbiton was created for the filming of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It offers an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set and a special insight into rural life.

Begin with a tour through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 10 acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Film Set was created. Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into the Shire from Middle-earth. Complimentary specially brewed drinks are available at the Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour. Afterwards, enjoy a very “Kiwi” style lunch at the “Shire's Rest” and get to share stories from Hobbiton and interact with your fellow travellers.

You will then travel to the mesmerising Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your guide on this 45-minute tour will likely be a descendant of the Maori Chief who originally explored the Caves and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cove famous for its acoustics

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available

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Activity Location

  • Hobbiton Movie Set and Glowworm Caves
  • 501 Buckland Road
  • Matamata Waikato 3472

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Downtown Auckland Central Business District Hotels and Accommodation Pick Up
    • Auckland Auckland
    • Sky Tower (If hotel pick up not required or if staying outside of downtown Auckland)
    • Federal Street
    • Auckland Auckland 1010

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