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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
From US$308,76
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Hobbiton Rotorua WAitomoMost Popular
One day tour = Auckland to Auckland
From US$315,08
Hobbiton/Waitomo end Rotorua
Start Auckland and finish in Rotorua
From US$308,76
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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Reviews (203)
1 - 5 of 40 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
A must if you aren't staying long in the area...

WHat a day! That was a fabulous day and it was really well organised by FlexitourNZ company. Before booking it you need to know that to do those three activity in 1 day is a real challenge but they are extremely well organised and our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephane M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Saw a lot in one day

Long day, lots of time on the road between attractions. But, that is unavoidable, they are far apart. Really saw a lot for just one day. Glow worms here are much better than at Te Anau on the South Island. Hobbit holes were fun, Rotorua...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ronc25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Long Day But Worth Every Penny!

The Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo Caves tour is a long day but well planned for a short trip to New Zealand. But, if you go into it informed the day flies by. We were picked up on time at 6:30am by our driver Matt, who...More

Thank JLUT77
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing day!

It was an amazing day trip, getting to see New Zealand from the mini van and getting to visit some great tourist locations. The driver was very knowledgeable about legends and facts concerning the places we drove past, so there was interesting information even between...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stenmira
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Excellent way to see NZ highlights

A long day, but well worth it. For a short stay in NZ, a good way to get to see some cool places without having to wear yourself out driving to all of them. I knew going in that we were on a relatively rushed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 November 2018|
Response from Philippa D | Property representative |
The tour can start in Auckland and finish in Rotorua - We do have space to store luggage
25 November 2018|
Response from Philippa D | Property representative |
We can pick you up in Albany. This well out of the city centre and we would send a shuttle to get you. The fee would be $50 round trip or $25 one way. This not per person - but just a fee for this service no matter how... More
13 November 2018|
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Response from Samantha F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I did the round trip back to Auckland. But after Hobbiton, we got to Rotorua around 12-1ish. Then we then left the Gloworm Caves about 5ish. If you end up in Rotorua after visiting the Caves, I would say maybe... More