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Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set small group tour from Auckland

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Highlights

See two of New Zealand's most famous attractions in one day! The breath-taking Waitomo Glowworms and the magical Hobbiton Movie Set and the . All our tours are run in small groups, in modern mini buses, specially built to enhance your tour experience and day. On board we have amazing guides who are passionate about New Zealand and the attractions/activities you are visiting, who always have a lot of stories, facts and commentary to keep you entertained along the way. Drop down screens in all of our tour vehicles add even more to the experience, bringing the guides stories to life. There are so many little things that make our tours unique and memorable including secret stops, surprise wildlife viewings, complimentary water and snacks, USB charging points for your devices and even Wifi access in the tour vehicle. We are proud that our customer reviews show it's not all about the destination... it's the journey that makes our tours special.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island

Your tour starts in New Zealand’s largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventure today but also point out and guide you past some of the city’s top highlights.

Pass By: Huntly, Huntly, Waikato Region, North Island

Huntly sitting in the banks of our largest and most important river is now a quiet town but once famous for mining. It's claim to fame these days is New Zealand's large thermal power station that is capable of producing 30% of the country’s electricity needs.

Pass By: Taupiri, Taupiri, Waikato Region, North Island

Driving through more amazing country side we pass many sites of cultural significance including local Maori burial sites, cultural totem pole, important/ mighty rivers and many more animals.

Stop At: Pirongia, Pirongia, Waikato Region, North Island

After passing through rich country side and learning about some local history including the Maori land wars we stop in this idyllic little town for a quick coffee. This area is also famous for race hours breading.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Otorohanga, New Zealand

The Kiwiana capital of New Zealand. See all things Kiwi as you pass through this unique and charming town.

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

Once in Waitomo you will explore the ancient and amazing caves seeing many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites, and Lime Columns before descending even further underground for your Glowworm experience. Board your glow-worm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of Glowworms sparkling above you. Unique to New Zealand for over 120 years, Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm, 17 Waitomo Caves Road Rd 7, Otorohanga 3977 New Zealand

Stop outside Bigbird to see and meet some of our local friendly animals. These guys know our guides well and even though we don't have time to go inside the park the friendly animal will often come to the fences for a photo or two thrilling guests.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Karapiro, Karapiro, Waikato Region, North Island

This stunning lake is home to one of New Zealand’s first hydro dams and where some of New Zealand’s great rowers come from. With viewpoints that have amazing views across the lake and countryside we believe it a great place for a quick break and some photos.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and enjoy a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub The Green Dragon Inn.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Waikato Region, Waikato Region, North Island

Be driven through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, on a fully guided journey to your next attraction. During the trip you will encounter stunning scenery, might rivers, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and see several different farm animals along the way.

Stop At: Pokeno, Pokeno, North Island

After passing through rich countryside and learning about some local history including the Maori land wars we stop in this idyllic little town for a quick coffee. This area is also famous for race hours breading.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Entry and fully guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry and fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Complimentary beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn
  • Alexander Family Sheep Farm & Shire's Rest
  • Glowworm Grotto Boat Ride
  • Wifi and charging ports available in vehicle
  • Transport in modern air conditioned, comfortable minibus
  • Multiple stops to purchase food, buy souvenirs or take photos
  • Refreshments and snacks whilst driving
  • On screen entertainment during the drive
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set


Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended).

Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park

Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.

Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Celestion Apartment Hotel, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, SO/Auckland

Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time.

AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.

Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.

Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, SkyCity hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel

Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.

Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland city), Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland city (Hobson Street), Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, Waldorf Tetra Serviced Apartments, YHA Auckland City Backpackers

Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers.

Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 15-20 minutes after the tour start time.

Ports

  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek)
  • Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)




Departure Time
6:00 AM

Duration
12 hours

Voucher Info
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