Join us as we journey to the Waikato Glowworm caves, exploring incredible scenes as we embark on the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worms from Auckland. You’ll cover the tour in a fantastic single day experience, getting exclusive access to filming locations featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
Embrace a tour with a personal guide boasting extensive knowledge about the Middle-Earth setting. As you journey to the world-famous destination, you’ll venture through the picturesque countryside of Waikato and King Country. The journey from Auckland to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves takes around 2.5 hours but there’ll be plenty to see along the way, and entertaining guides will be on hand to keep you occupied with interesting facts throughout the journey.
A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to run
From €218 per person
The Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo GlowWorms from Auckland tour will begin with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, which is featured close by the idyllic town of Matamata. Guests will experience the iconic Hobbit Village to explore the exciting Hobbit Holes which were dug into the sides of the hills in The Shire. You’ll also explore the filming locations in Bagshot Row for Bilbo Baggins‘ home in Bag End.
You might like to get an inside look at the Green Dragon Inn which Frodo and Samwise visited regularly and enjoy a cider, ginger beer or ale on the house. After leaving the Green Dragon Inn, you can enter the party marquee situated nearby. Relax while enjoying a free buffet lunch on us, and collect an NZ$ 10 souvenir voucher which you might like to use towards something in the Hobbiton gift shop before departing to the Waitomo caves.
The next step on the tour begins once we arrive at Waitomo, where you will have a generous 45 minutes to walk through the depths of the Glowworm Caves. The cave boasts masses of amazing glowworms, and you will get to see these first-hand as you travel in an underground stream by boat (subject to water levels).
Once you’ve completed the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worms from Auckland tour, you will return to Auckland. You can request an optional stop for afternoon tea (own cost). You leave with a wealth of great memories from one of New Zealand’s best attractions.
Sumptuous buffet lunch in the Party Marquee
Free Hobbiton souvenir voucher
Admission and guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
Admission and guided tour of Waitomo caves
Boat ride through the glowworm grotto at Waitomo caves
Return transport with full commentary from Auckland
Bush and Beach guide with you for the whole day
Ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
Pick up and drop off at inner-city accommodation