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From Auckland: Waitomo & Hobbiton Bus Tour with Lunch

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves on a day trip by premium bus from Auckland. Immerse yourself in the landscape of Middle Earth under the care of a tour guide.

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  • Journey by premium bus to Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves
  • Explore the wonders inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a guided tour
  • Step into the Hobbit holes at the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in between your trip
  • See highlights like the Green Dragon Inn and the Party Tree


See the magical Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury GreatSights coach tour and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride – lush green farmland and rolling hills. The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. A working farm near the small town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for the world-famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and today you can visit the set and see where the magic was created. See highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, and more. Your tour guide will share behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about how the film set was brought to life. Then stop at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a 45-minute guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern. After exploring these two top New Zealand visitor attractions, your driver guide will take you back to Auckland, returning in the early evening.


Transportation by premium air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi Driver/guide Morning snack 45-minute Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour 2-hour Hobbiton Movie Set tour Picnic lunch

Important Information

  • Children under 3 years can travel free if they sit on a guardian's lap • Construction on the Hobbiton Movie Set will be taking place until December 2023

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