Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Combo
- Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: TT105
Experience 2 of New Zealand’s most enchanting attractions on 1 easy tour.
In just a day, visit the otherworldly glowworm caves of Waitomo, before falling in love with the magical, film -like world of Hobbiton the filming location of the lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
Your tour begins with a convenient pick-up from your Auckland hotel. From here, head south along the Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand. Take in the spellbinding beauty of the countryside as you drive by mystical forests and rolling hills dotted with horses, alpacas, and sheep. Stopping for a quick morning coffee before arriving at Waitomo Caves.
After arriving in Waitomo, you set off down an underground tunnel into the belly of the caves. Pass beneath a soaring subterranean ceiling with cathedral-like limestone spires. Board a small boat, which takes you down the river and through the caves. As you sail serenely through the darkness, marvel at the glowworms twinkling above you like stars.
Continue across the picturesque countryside as you make your way towards Hobbiton, the whimsical film set used for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
A sumptuous Festive Feast lunch awaits you before you embark on a tour of the fantastical land. Step into the lush pastures of Middle-earth, journeying through hobbit holes and fairy-tale gardens. Learn all about how this breath-taking set was created while hearing behind-the-scenes secrets from filming.
Your tour ends with a leisurely ride back to Auckland, but not before visiting The Green Dragon Inn. Grab a stool at the bar, order a home-brewed drink, and take in the pub in all of its rustic glory.
- Pick up and drop off at inner city hotels or cruise ship terminal Airport
- A sumptuous Festive Feast lunch at the Hobbiton Marquee
- Bottled water