Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: Guests
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: Sign Post
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: Luxury Vehicle
Hobbiton Movie Set: View from Hobbit Hole
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: Hobbit Hole

Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

See two iconic New Zealand attractions all in one wonderful day. Visit the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set for a tour of one of the most iconic movie sets worldwide.

This ultimate Downunder (Cave) Tour combined with “Middle-earth” will optimise your time in New Zealand.

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On this best-selling private tour, you have the unique opportunity to experience two world-famous New Zealand visitor attractions on a wonderful, personally guided one-day tour. On the way to Waitomo we pass through the beautiful countryside of the Waikato and King Country. Our experienced and knowledgeable local host-guides will tell you about New Zealand and its extraordinary places you will see along the approximately 2,5 hour journey from Auckland to the Waitomo Glowworm caves.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

As we drive southward, we show you the sacred Taupiri Mountain as well as Ngaruawahia, the site of the famous Turangawaewae Marae (Maori meeting place) and seat of New Zealand’s Maori King. At Waitomo you will experience the world-famous Glowworm Caves on a 45-minute tour, which includes a boat ride on an underground stream to view the magically dazzling glowworms.

From Waitomo Caves, we continue on to the Hobbiton Movie Set near the rural town of Matamata, made world-famous as the original setting for extensive portions of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: Hobbit Hole
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: Hobbit Hole

On arrival at the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, you will go on a 2-hour tour to give you astonishing insights into how these movies were made and which parts of the movies were filmed here. Not only movie fans will enjoy this unique experience with inside views of the Hobbit village including Hobbit Holes, Bag End, The Green Dragon Inn and astonishing facts about the film-making and spectacular landscape all around. Then return to Auckland after a great private tour where you have been able to see 2 of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, all in one day.

Fully guided private tour in Mercedes luxury vehicle.
Pick-up/drop-off in Auckland incl. airport/cruise terminal.
All tours support local eco-cultural initiatives.

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  • Meeting Point

    Pick up in Auckland incl. airport and cruise terminal

  • Tour departs

    Daily at 08:00hrs (flexible, Jan – Dec)

  • Tour returns

    Drop off in Auckland incl. airport and cruise terminal

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  • Live guide speaks

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