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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$179.37
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.

Reviews (47)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Incredible experience thanks to Kreig!

We had such a brilliant day. Hobbiton and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves are a must for New Zealand's North Island! We had Kreig as our tour guide. His knowledge, energy and love for New Zealand made the trip what it was. We had such a...More

Thank Kayleigh327
Reviewed 3 days ago
Incredible trip!

I truly enjoyed my small group tour with Cheeky Kiwi Travel to Hobbiton and the Glow Worm Caves. My tour guide for the day was Dane and he was wonderful explaining the Maori culture and different things about the towns we were traveling through. Our...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 4 days ago
Highly recommended!

This tour was the highlight of my trip! I am a HUGE LOTR fan, and it was a lifelong dream of mine to visit Hobbiton - and this was everything I imagined and more! It was absolutely amazing! This review is for Cheeky Kiwi tour,...More

Thank travelwithrachel
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful scenery!

I have not watched the Lord of the Rings movies and still enjoyed this tour immensely . The 2 1/2 hour ride there seemed short with our great guide Lance giving us commentary all the way. Had a great group of travellers from the US...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Must do!

This tour was absolutely amazing! Lance, our driver and guide, was one of the best guides I’ve had during my time here in New Zealand! He was very animated and genuinely loved what he was talking about. As we drove from Auckland to Hobbiton, he...More

Thank rachelhO8548YP
Cheeky Kiwi Tra... B, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

"By the end of the day, Lance was more than a guide, he felt like a friend." And that really does say it all. :) Thank you Rachel for taking the time to write such an in-depth review; one which highlights exactly what Lance and...More

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Response from Rose K | Reviewed this property |
Our family rented a vehicle to tour the north island. We booked our tickets online and drove from Auckland to the site. The address is 501 Buckland Road Hinuera Matamata 3472 New Zealand
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