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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

  • More sights in less time: Cover three New Zealand highlights in one day
  • Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set plus Rotorua's geysers, hot springs, and more
  • Delve underground into glow worm territory on a Waitomo Caves river cruise
Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip
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Hobbiton Rotorua WAitomoMost Popular
One day tour = Auckland to Auckland
Hobbiton/Waitomo end Rotorua
Start Auckland and finish in Rotorua
Visit three top New Zealand destinations—the Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua, and Waitomo Caves—in a single day of exploring on this tour from Auckland or Rotorua. Step into the world of Lord of the Rings, check out bubbling geysers and mud pools, then float down an underground river lit only by sparkling glowworms. This unforgettable adventure follows a route that minimizes travel time and maximizes amazing time.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your hotel in Auckland or Rotorua, then board your bus for the trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set. En route, pass through a sprawling sheep farm with views of the Kaimai Ranges. Upon arrival, tour the Hobbiton Movie Set’s film sites and highlights, and learn how the Lord of the Rings set was created. 

After a drink at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon Inn (included), continue to Te Puia in Rotorua. Dine in the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, then tour the simmering mud pools, springs, and geysers fed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity. The final stop is Waitomo Caves, whose native glowworms shine and sparkle over an underground river. See thousands of glowworms on a boat tour as you learn about the geological significance of the caves.

This tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Auckland or Rotorua.
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1 - 5 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Go Visit

What a treat........my husband and I toured Hobbiton and absolutely loved it. Our guide, Cane, was excellent and made the village come alive for us. I want to be a Hobbit.

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
I would recommend this tour for anyone without small children (13 hours)

Our driver/guide was great. We are from the US so just the drive was great to see the countryside. The pick-up and drop off was were it was scheduled and one time. All of our stops were so wonderful and very well planned. Again, I...More

2  Thank ck2694
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I felt a part of the movies!

Naturally i was extremely excited as I am a hardcore fan of the movies as well as the book and the tour did not disappoint. Even though it was winter, the houses were still so beautiful with flowers and vegetables. The place felt so real...More

Thank Jingsze
Reviewed 21 August 2018
I should have been born a Hobbit!

We went here with my elderly father of ninety years! We were all enthralled by the location and the beautiful countryside. It was divine and I would highly recommend this if you are a Lord of the Rings fan. The detail in the lovely little...More

Thank Lennongirl57
Reviewed 21 August 2018
Fantastic Tour, Highly recommend.

Picked up smack bang on time and then taken to the tour bus aka (Small mini van). We had nearly a full tour with about 12 of us on the tour. Fran was our driver. She was very knowledgeable, nice, a great driver and gave...More

1  Thank Samantha F
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17 September 2018|
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Response from Lennongirl57 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. However we visited with my 90 year old father and he made it with no worries. If you're fit- it will be an easy walk.
Diane H
3 September 2018|
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Response from Philippa D | Property representative |
If you let us know in advance we can book a golf cart which will be driven by your guide to take you around Hobbiton - but you need to be able to sit unsupported
Jacqi L
17 August 2018|
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Response from Philippa D | Property representative |
These are small vehicles nad do not have facilities on board but we make regular bathroom stops during the day