Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland

Venture deep into the Waikato Glowworm caves as you explore the unimaginable scenes the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland has to offer. 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.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

The first stop on the tour will see guests visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, which is featured close by the idyllic town of Matamata. This location reaped world fame after The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings came to our screens, and it became home to Hobbiton.

Guests will experience the iconic Hobbit Village to explore the Hobbit Holes which were dug into the sides of the hills in The Shire. You might like to get an inside look at the Green Dragon Inn which Frodo and Samwise visited regularly, and enjoy a drink or two while you visit. You’ll also explore the filming locations in Bagshot Row for Bilbo Baggins‘ home in Bag End.

The next step on the tour will be a drive that’ll take you Southward, and you’ll have some stunning views of Taupiri Mountain in addition to Ngaruawahia, which is the location of the world-famous Maori meeting place of Turangawaewae Marae. As you arrive at Waitomo you will have a generous 45 minutes to explore the depths of the Glowworm Caves. The cave is filled with masses of amazing glowworms, and you will get to see these first-hand as you travel in an underground stream by boat.

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

Once you’ve completed the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland you will be transported back to Auckland, with a wealth of great memories from one of New Zealand’s best attractions.

Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Private Tour from Auckland highlights

Fully guided private return tour from Auckland just for you in a Mercedes luxury vehicle.
Pick-up/drop-off in Auckland incl. airport/cruise terminal.
All tours support local eco-cultural initiatives.
This ultimate Downunder (Cave) Tour combined with “Middle-earth” will optimize your time in New Zealand.

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3. Hobbiton Movie Set

Hillside Hobbit Homes at the Hobbiton Movie Set
The Hobbiton Movie Set in the lush countryside setting of Matamata in the Hamilton - Waikato region of New Zealand is one of the country's most-loved Middle-earth attractions.

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