InterCity Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour
Two of New Zealand’s most popular attractions can be found in the Central North Island: the Hobbiton Movie Set and the amazing Waitomo Caves. Now you can see both of them in one day on one great value InterCity day tour from Auckland!
Sit back and enjoy the lush rural scenery as you head south from Auckland central to a magical Middle-earth location: the private farm outside Matamata which has become famous worldwide as the filming location for Hobbiton in Sir Peter Jackson’s award-winning Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.
Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn about how this breathtaking film set was created in impressive detail. You’ll see Hobbit Holes (including Bilbo’s house at Bag End), the Party Tree, and the Green Dragon Inn, and hear behind-the-scenes secrets from filming.
After your tour, sit down to lunch at the Green Dragon Inn (included in your tour) and enjoy a feast worthy of Bilbo’s birthday party!
Then cross the countryside to the township of Waitomo and head underground into a world of stalactites, stalagmites, and twinkling lights: the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
During your 45-minute tour of this natural wonder, you’ll travel through underground tunnels and see vast caverns made from incredible limestone formations. Learn about how the caves were created over millions of years, and experience the magic of an underground boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – gliding silently through the darkness while glowworms twinkle overhead.
After your Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour, return to Auckland or continue to Rotorua.
Availability: If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non-refundable.
Choose from the following departure and return options:
Auckland return, departing at 8 am & returning at 7 pm. Available year-round (ICAWHA1) from Auckland to Rotorua, departing at 8 am & arriving at 6 pm. Available year-round (ICAHWR)
Just want to visit Hobbiton? Book our InterCity Hobbiton day tour departing from Auckland, Hamilton, or Rotorua for just $114* per person!
Tour includes all day bus tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and WaitomoEntrance to Hobbiton Movie Set and guided tourLunch at the Green Dragon InnEntrance to Waitomo Glowworm Caves and guided tour free onboard WiFiReturn or onward travel to Auckland or Rotorua
Departs: 8:00 am, Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
Returns: 7:00 pm, Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland