Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

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


You will visit three amazing destinations in one day.  Hobbiton which is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. This tour will bring you to the movie set in Hobbiton, where you will be swept away into the world of The Hobbit. After that you will travel to Rotorua and spend approximately 1.5 hours while enjoying lunch and visiting the  Thermal Valley at Te Puia,

Please note that this is a very short time in Rotorua and if you want more time please book an overnight tour or Waitomo or Hobbiton on a separate day. After leaving Rotorua, we travel to Waitomo to visit the Waitomo Caves. . The tours at both Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves are of a set duration and are not shortened The Maximum number of people per vehicle is 15 - but we run several vehicles per day This tour is flexible with options to to start or finish in Auckland or Rotorua
Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person


  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Join the 2 hour Bus and walking tour at Hobbiton run by a local guide - you will rejoin our coach and guide at the Green Dragon to travel to your next destination

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

Sightseeing around Rotorua to see Lake front and central area

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand

After this tour you will travel to Rotorua (approximately 55 minutes) to Te Puia where you will have lunch. and time to explore Te Puia - total time in Rotorua approximately 1.5 hours. Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. It is home to the Pohutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs, silica formations, the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. They have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today. If you want more time in Rotorua please look at our over-night tour option

New from October 1 - Lunch will be buffet style in the new Restaurant at Te Puia and will have a large selection of Traditional

(Maori) food plus typical Kiwi dishes

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Visit the Waitomo Caves- Join a tour run by locals and where you exit in a small boat through the Glow-worm Cavern

Duration: 1 hour

  • Transport in a small coach
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from all central city hotels
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • All entrance fees and admission charges
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Morning and afternoon tea are available at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Order of activities can be changed for operational requirements - Tour can start and or finish in Auckland or Rotorua
  • You do not get less time to explore Hobbiton if you add other destinations onto your tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are required by law in NZ in private vehicles for children under 7 years. We recommend the same standard be applied for your child's safety and have them available in all vehicles
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tours are run by local guides and are of a set duration and you get exactly the same time as other visitors who are visiting less places in a day, but with Rotorua you only have approximately 1.5 hours in the area. If you have more time available and are particularly interested in Rotorua we reccomend you either book our overnight tour to the same 3 destinations or buy 2 tours splitting the destinations over 2 days.but putting all 3 destinations in one day is cost effective and for many people just seeing a geyser and a taste of Rotorua is more than enough
  • Hobbiton is a reasonably challenging walk - Please advise if you have mobility issues and if it is avaialble we will book a golf cart for you
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups in city centre at 6:30am We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We only go to the hotels/accomodation which are booked for that day. We also offer a subsidised shuttle service for people staying our of the city centre to bring them to meet the tour coach. Please liaise with us re where you are to be picked up. It is essential you get in contact with this information as soon as possible. Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Voucher info

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


13 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 20 Aug 2019 -

Harman D

This was an awesome tour provided by the awesome folks at FlexiTours! We got to see a huge part of the North Island, all in one day! If you want to see the greatness of New Zealand's North Island and the famous sites all in one tour and day with good value, sign up on this tour! I would do it again! Thanks FlexiTours!

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Donna P

This was a great tour packed with sights and touring. The Hobbiton stop was better than expected, and a delight to be outside. Rotorua was interesting and the Waitomo Caves a delight. The trip makes for a long day, but it is so nice to sit back and let someone else show you around! Highly recommended.

Image - 26 Apr 2019 -

Jo V

A perfect day! Luxury minibus with Trevor at the wheel. His local knowledge was outstanding and made what could have been a long boring journey into a masterclass of NZ history and modern day life.

The three stops were amazing but you’ll see that for yourselves. Buffet lunch at Rotorua was a feast!

I’d have no hesitation in doing it all over again.

Image - 08 Apr 2019 -

Daniela B

Highly recommended!! All the places are beautiful! And the tour guide very helpful! Pick up and drop off are on time, the van it’s spacious and comfortable.

Image - 22 Mar 2019 -

Jamelle A

From the Hotel pick up in Auckland to drop off in Rotorua, this was a fabulous customized trip with excellent guides. Hobbiton is the main attraction for most and although I was not too familiar with the films, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the beautiful setting.
Since I was only going one way, FlexiTours lived up to their name and had a separate guide take me individually to Waitomo Caves next which was quite interesting.
Along the way I enjoyed my guide’s knowledgable comments on New Zealand history and interesting facts. We then journeyed to Rotorua for Te Puia to see some of the Maori culture and geysers and mud pools.
This was truly an enjoyable way to see all 3 of these very interesting attractions in one day. I very much appreciated the individualized trip catered to meet my needs and all the “extra” interesting things my guide pointed out to me along the journey — the redwood forest was a stunning surprise to find in NZ!
Highly recommend this tour!

User's Picture Gallery



Baggins' Hobbit Hole


Hobbiton - The largest home to make us look smaller


Rotorua geyser bigger than it looks


Rotorua geyser


Rotorua geyser




Hot springs at Rotorua










Captivating Hobbiton!

Wonderland! Opps, here comes the sheep!


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