& Waitomo Caves
Day Tour from Auckland
Soak up the natural wonder of Waitomo Caves, explore Hobbiton and watch Māori cultural performances in Rotorua.
Our most popular tour - designed for those who want to see a lot and only have a little time. Your tour starts in Auckland or Rotorua and travels to Hobbiton for your 2 hour guided tour of the movie set with "Hobbiton Tours", including a complimentary drink at the green dragon. After this tour you will travel to Te Puia in Rotorua for lunch and to see the thermal activity. From Rotorua we travel to Waitomo Caves to join a guided tour, you will walk into the cave and enjoy a short boat ride through the main cavern which is illuminated by only the phosphorescent lights of the glow-worms.This day pass includes entry into Hobbiton, Te Puia, The Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Lunch and a guided tour at Waitomo Caves, including a boat trip.
Join us and experience the real Middle-earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
Visit the centre for New Zealand's Māori culture and geothermal wonders. You will encounter bubbling mud, stunning geysers, extraordinary endangered birds, traditional Māori architecture and cultural legacy.
Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery in one of our private, air-conditioned minibuses. Return transport to and from Auckland is provided, with Hotel pick-up and drop-off available if requested.