After pickup from your Auckland hotel, set out on the around 2.5-hour journey to the Waitomo Caves. Traveling in a private air-conditioned vehicle, take the time to enjoy the scenery and stop to take photos as you drive along the Waikato River and pass Rangiri and Taupiri Mountain.
On arrival at Waitomo Caves, join a group tour to discover the underground wonders, including a thrilling cruise into the Glowworm Grotto to see thousands of glittering glowworms. Stop to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before continuing to the Hobbiton Movie set, located in the rural town of Matamata.
Depending on the tour option selected, either join a group tour or enjoy a private tour of the set, seeing memorable sights from the movies such as The Mill, Bag End, the Party Tree, and The Shire’s Rest. End your tour with a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, before meeting back up with your driver for the return journey.
Take a different route back to Auckland, seeing even more of the North Island, then end your tour with drop-off at your hotel.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
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