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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland

Join this tour to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves, in one easy day trip from Auckland. Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life and take photos in front of your favourite places like the Hobbit Holes, the Shire and the Green Dragon Inn. Then journey to the World Famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be captivated by the thousands of magical glowworms twinkling in the Grottos, the stalactites and stalagmites as you glide silently through the cave by boat. Marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand. All admission fees and lunch included.

Duration

11 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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    • Small group ensures personal service
    • All entrance fees included
    • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • What's included :
    • Small-group tour (maximum of 11)
    • Kiwi café-style lunch at The Shire's Rest at Hobbiton
    • Local driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Auckland City
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Auckland Scenic Tours, Auckland Central, North Island

    After leaving Auckland you will travel south over the Bombay Hills as you get elevated panoramic views of the Waikato Region and travel across the scenic Hauraki Plains to Matamata, the home of Hobbiton Movie Set.

    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, Hinuera, Waikato Region, North Island

    Begin with a tour through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 10 acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and other structures can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into the Shire from Middle-earth. Complimentary specially brewed beverages are available at the Green Dragon Inn as you complete your tour
    Afterwards, enjoy a very “Kiwi” style lunch at the "Shire's Rest" and get to share stories from Hobbiton and interact with your fellow travellers.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island

    You will then travel to the mesmerizing Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your guide on this 45-minute tour will likely be a descendant of the Maori Chief who originally explored the Caves and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cave famous for its acoustics
    Your return trip to Auckland will then take you initially through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful countryside before following northwards the majestic Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand, part of the way back to Auckland. You will pass Ngaruawahia, the home of the Maori King; Taupiri with its very sacred Maori burial ground.
    To complete that day, you will be taken back to your hotel in the Auckland CBD.

    Duration: 4 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All centrally Located Auckland hotels and BNBs etc in the Central Business District. Any of the following or others in the Central Business District Abaco Adina Apartments Amora Ascotia off Queen Auckland City Hotel Auckland harbour Oaks Backpackers-all CBD locations Barclay Suites Best Western Presidents City Life Copthorne Cordis Crowne on Cintra Crowne Plaza De Bretts Dilworth Econolodge Empire Apartments Grand Chancellor Grand Mercure Grand Millenium Grand windsor Haka Heritage Hilton Ibis City (Wyndham) Jucy Snooze Kiwi International Metropolis MSocial Princes Wharf Apartments Pullman Quadrant Quest (all CBD locations) Ramada RydgesScenic Sebel Sky City Grand Sky City Hotel Sofitel VR Auckland VR Queen Waldorf Waterloo Quadrant YHA Backpackers Stamford Plaza Swiss bel Suites
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • A maximum of 11 people per booking (We can provide this tour to groups larger than 11 by discussions with Viator and ourselves)
    • A small amount of easy walking is involved
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

11

Organised by Auckland Scenic Tours

Tour ID: 37991P3

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