Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Trip from Auckland

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland

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  • 11 hours
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling lights in the glowworm grotto. Then visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, the filming location of the village of Bilbo Bagins and his fellow hobbits in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. As you explore Hobbiton, you can pose for pictures in front of the hobbit holes, the pond and the Green Dragon Inn.

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Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

This is the arrival and departure point for this tour

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand

Journey south through lush rural farmland to the Hobbiton Movie Set, hidden on private farmland near the town of Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Morning snack
  • Transport by luxury coach
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch at Hobbiton's Party Marquee
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

102 Hobson St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487
If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


11 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 15 Jul 2019 -


This combined tour was awesome! The coach driver knows a lot of things about NZ, very accommodating and very kind. The tour guides in Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves are both energetic and happy to be with as well. I am looking forward to do this again with my kids. Thank you very much!

Image - 15 Jul 2019 -


As die-hard fans of the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbiton Movie Set has always been in our bucket list to visit - do or die. This tour catered to just what we wanted, and more! Pair that with a visit to Waitomo Caves, it was a perfect way to satisfy that bucket list! Dana (I do hope that I've gotten her name right!), our tour bus driver who doubled up as our guide, was very entertaining and informative. Her sense of humor was refreshing without being intrusive. As we were travelling with a toddler, she never made us feel excluded. In fact, everyone who were on the tour with us were very accommodating and understanding (it was pretty breezy since our 2 year-old was very well-behaved throughout the tour thankfully!). I would definitely recommend this tour!

Image - 05 Nov 2018 -


I did this in January of 2014. It was the best experience for a LOTR fan! I highly recommend it.

Image - 06 Oct 2018 -

Razan A

it was one of the best experiences in my life!

Image - 26 Jun 2018 -

Jordan V

While I wished for more time in both places, there is only so much time in the day. All in all a fantastic experience, the lunch in Hobbiton was plentiful and delicious, in true Hobbit style!

User's Picture Gallery


Hobbit Hole

This is one of the many Hobbit Holes that we saw while visiting the Shire.


Welcome to our Hobbit Home!

Part of the tour includes being able to take your picture in the doorway of one of the many picturesque Hobbit Homes used on the set of The Hobbit.

I wish I could tell you that the interior was like the movie...instead, imagine a "fixer upper". Oh, the magic of the movies!!





Bag End, Hobbiton, The Shire











Bilbo Baggins Hobbit Hole


The Shire







I am in Hobbiton deciding which road to take.


I am outside Bilbos house


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