Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Small Group Tour
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- Stare up at thousands of glowing glowworms above you, while you coast beneath on a small boat glowworm grotto tour through the caves
- Marvel at the amazing stalagmites and stalactites in the world famous Waitomo Caves
- Explore the Hobbit holes on fully guided Hobbiton Tour around the 12 acre Hobbiton Movie Set
- Soak up the atmosphere at the Green Dragon Inn at Hobbiton
- Enjoy an ice cream, coffee or lunch at the Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shires Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton)
DescriptionThe tour starts with pickup from Auckland city, where the adventure begins as you drive through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. Along the way, don’t forget to take advantage of the photo opportunities as you admire the stunning natural landscapes all around of beautiful mountains and farmlands. After the drive, arrive at Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest, the entrance to Hobbiton, and marvel at the thousands of sheep that live here. While you’re here, grab a bite to eat, a coffee, or enjoy an ice cream to cool off while your guide collects your tickets to the movie set. Next, hop on board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on your two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour trip into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear secrets and stories about the making of the movies and finish your LOTR experience with a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub, The Green Dragon Inn. After your LOTR experience, it’s time to head west towards the stunning Waitomo region. Along the way admire the incredible hydro dams, beautiful farmland, race horses and the Kiwiana capital of New Zealand. Before arriving at the caves, stop by Waitomo homestead for lunch, and a little surprise too. Once in Waitomo, explore the ancient and amazing caves and marvel at the many cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites, and Lime Columns before descending even further underground for your Glowworm Grotto experience. Board your glow-worm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms sparkling above you. Unique to New Zealand for over 120 years, Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveler. On the guided trip back to Auckland the sights continue with New Zealand's longest river, Huntly power station and the Maori Queens’ burial site.
IncludesFully guided small group return tour from Auckland (maximum 11 passengers)
Hotel pickups and drop-off (specific central Auckland hotels only)
Entry and fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
Complimentary beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn
Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest
Entry and fully guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Refreshments and snacks whilst driving
On screen entertainment during the drive
Wifi and charging ports available in vehicle
Transport in modern and comfortable 7 or 11 seater minibuses
Food and drinks (unless specified)
- This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or serious back or heart problems
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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