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

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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
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Stop At: Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island

Inside the Waitomo Glowworm caves 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 glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms which are unique for New Zealand for over 120 years above your head. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveler.

Duration: 1 hour

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

On arrival to the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest, which is the entrance to Hobbiton, you can see thousands of sheep, You can grab Lunch, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream (not included) while we collect your tickets to the movie set.

Next, board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on your 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 the tour you’ll step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear stories about the making of the movies and finish your LOTR experience with a cold beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn.

Duration: 2 hours 30 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


Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set


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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