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From Auckland: Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour with Lunch

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Visit two iconic New Zealand attractions with this small group day tour to Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch and time for shopping.

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  • Explore Hobbiton Movie Set on a guided tour
  • Enjoy a complimentary ale, cider, or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn
  • Savour a delicious buffet lunch at the Green Dragon marquee
  • Spend time browsing the Hobbiton gift shop, using the $10 shopping voucher included in the tour
  • Marvel in silence at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves as you glide through the glow worm grotto


After pickup from your inner city Auckland accommodation, travel south over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. Your driver guide will provide commentary on the way to Hobbiton with insights into the areas you are travelling through, along with some background to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. On arrival at Shire’s Rest, embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only part of the set remaining in New Zealand. See 44 hobbit holes, the Mill, the double arch bridge, and the party tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the gate to Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, whilst looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a drink. Following your drink, you will be treated to a delicious buffet lunch at the The Green Dragon Party Marquee. There is time for shopping before your tour continues to Waitomo. On arrival in Waitomo, join a 45 minute guided tour of the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making. Enjoy the delicate cave formations and be wowed in the Cathedral, before taking the iconic boat ride through the glow worm grotto (subject to water levels). Marvel in silence at thousands of magical glow worms, which are unique to New Zealand, before exiting the cave. After your tour at Waitomo, return to Auckland. Enjoy an afternoon tea stop on the way, at your own expense. **please note from 1 December 2023, Hobbiton will be starting their amazing 'Bag Shot Row' experience. This will mean a price increase to include this new enhanced tour, where you can venture 'beyond the door' and into an authentic Hobbit Hole interior.


Inner city Auckland accommodation pick up and drop off Fully guided full-day tour Hobbiton Movie Set tour entrance fee Drink in the Green Dragon Buffet lunch at Party Marquee, Hobbiton Waitomo Glow Worm Caves entrance fee and tour Shopping voucher

Important Information

  • This tour requires a minimum of two adults to run. If you are a solo traveler you can join with others traveling on the same day. This tour is not appropriate as a shore excursion.

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