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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour

  • Get guaranteed entry to two of New Zealand’s top attractions
  • Snap photos at Hobbit holes and cruise the illuminated Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Take in picturesque farmland and Maori sites on the North Island
Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour
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Visit New Zealand’s must-see Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a comprehensive full-day tour from Auckland. Along with a guided bus tour of the Lord of the Rings locale and a boat cruise through illuminated glowworm caves, see sacred Maori sites like Mount Taupiri. Travel in comfort through the rural countryside with a small group, which allows for a more personalized tour.
What to Expect

After morning pickup at select hotels in Auckland, travel by minibus through the Waikato countryside to Hobbiton.

Upon arrival, join a local guide for a 2-hour tour of the 12-acre (4.85-hectare) Hobbiton Movie Set. See the lush pastures of the Shire, explore numerous hobbit holes and gardens, and hear stories about the Lord of the Rings films before ending up at the Green Dragon Inn.

Continue west into the Waitomo region and stop at the Waitomo Homestead for lunch (own expense). Afterward, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves: explore impressive stalactites and stalagmites, then board a boat for your glowworm cruise. Glide along the grotto river and see thousands of twinkling glowworms along the cave walls.

On the scenic return drive, see landmarks such as the Huntly Power Station, Waikato River, and Mount Taupiri, a sacred Maori site. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Auckland.

Reviews (63)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour with Dane

I did the Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tour as a solo traveler on New Years Eve. I picked Cheeky Kiwis in part because they offered small group tours. Because of the holidays, our groups was the largest it could be--11 people plus our guide--which was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kac227
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A marvelous tour!!!! Knowledgeable, giving staff. Comfortable, clean van. This day couldn’t have been better. You will never regret joining in this tour.

Thank ShelbyM268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome Small Group Tour

Mark (owner) & Andre (in-training) did a fabulous job narrating, answering questions, pointing out highlights of our journey to Hobbiton. Seeing & experiencing the world of Hobbiton with its hobbit holes and ending with refreshment at the Green Dragon, was truly a highlight of our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moosegrille
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exceptional and best tour ever

I had the opportunity to spend a nice day with Kreig and Andrew on the oneday tour to Hobitton and Waitomo with very nice group of people from around the world. In particular, Kreig was amazing during the whole day! He told us many interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janmacak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big shoutout to Kreig and Andre who made the trip exceptional, entertaining and gave a lot of very useful tips that made the experience even better. You really leave with friends on this trip. Love the small group concept and the interaction with the group...More

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Response from Rose K | Reviewed this property |
Our family rented a vehicle to tour the north island. We booked our tickets online and drove from Auckland to the site. The address is 501 Buckland Road Hinuera Matamata 3472 New Zealand