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Hobbiton Set and Waitomo Caves (Auckland Return)

Take a trip to Middle-earth and see the Waitomo glowworm caves!

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  • Most flexible and affordable way to see 2 amazing attractions
  • Includes tours of Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves
  • Knowledgable driver guides and comfortable coach transport

What we'll do

See two of New Zealand's most popular attractions: the Hobbiton Movie Set and the amazing Waitomo Caves!

Sit back and enjoy the lush rural scenery as you head south from Auckland central to a magical Middle-earth location: the filming location for Hobbiton in the award-winning Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn about how this breathtaking film set was created in impressive detail. After your tour, sit down to lunch at the Green Dragon Inn (included in your tour) and enjoy a feast worthy of Bilbo's birthday party!

Then cross the countryside to the township of Waitomo and head underground into a world of stalactites, stalagmites and twinkling lights: the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. During your 45-minute tour of this natural wonder, you'll travel through underground tunnels and see vast caverns made from incredible limestone formations. Experience the magic of an underground boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - gliding silently through the darkness while glowworms twinkle overhead. Afterwards, you'll return to Auckland.

    Have an incredible day out seeing Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves - book your spot today!

    What to know

    • Tour days: Every day 
    • Price includes: 
      • Coach transport to Hobbiton (Matamata) and Waitomo Caves
      • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
      • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
      • Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn in Hobbiton
    • Not inclusive of:
      • Morning and afternoon tea
    • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English.
    • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples, families or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers. 
    • Age range: All ages. Everyone is welcome!
    • Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.

    About your guides

    You'll be travelling with InterCity, New Zealand's largest transport network. They have been transporting Kiwis and international visitors around New Zealand for more than 30 years. InterCity offers quality point to point bus transport on modern vehicles at economic fares nationwide on all services. All their buses are equipped with free wifi.

    All InterCity's driver-guides are experienced, professional and passionate about New Zealand!

        Frequently asked questions

        • Is lunch included? Yes, enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn in Hobbiton. You’ll also stop for morning and afternoon tea (at your own expense).
        • What days does the tour operate? Tours operate on most days. Check the calendar for availability.
        • Who can come? All ages are welcome. 

        Cancellation policy

        • No cancellations can be made after booking the activity. 
        • All InterCity trips are non-refundable.