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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

Experience the world-famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves in one day. This unforgettable combo tour includes two of the top tourist attractions in the North Island.


  • Hobbiton & Alexander Family Sheep Farm
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Secret Animal Viewing Stops
  • Waikato Farming Region

Our small group tour from Auckland combines two of the North Islands top attractions!

Your adventure-packed day will include guided tours of both Hobbiton and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Led by our passionate tour guides and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.

We at Cheeky Kiwi Travel are dedicated to providing the best tours by keeping groups small, having awesome guides and taking you to the top locations. With secret stops along the way, wildlife viewings, comfortable vehicles, complimentary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.


  • Auckland - As we leave New Zealand’s largest city behind your guide will set the tone for the day and point out places of interest.
  • Waikato - A scenic drive through the countryside with mighty rivers, stunning mountain backdrops and perfect photo opportunities.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - Experience the magic of the shire's lush surroundings, visit hobbit holes and enjoy a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a fully guided tour.
  • Karapiro - Home to one of New Zealand’s first hydro dams, this stunning lake and surrounding countryside makes for amazing photo opportunities.
  • Otorohanga - As we head for Waitomo on a scenic drive we pass through Otorohanga dubbed “The Kiwiana capital of New Zealand”!
  • Big Bird - Stopping off to meet our feathered friends at Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm. Although we don't have time to go in, you'll hopefully get the chance to meet them through the fence!
  • Waitomo Caves - This amazing tour will take you through the caves as you descend to an underground river for a boat cruise with thousands of glowworms sparkling above you. This must see activity is fully guided and definitely a highlight for most!
  • Auckland - The fun doesn't stop here, with secret stops along the way back to Auckland, your adventure is not over yet.
Adult $299.00
Child $239.00

What's included

  • Small Group Tour
  • Fully Guided
  • Entry Tickets
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Optional extra - one-way option from Auckland to Waitomo


  • Allow approximately 12 hours for the whole experience


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • The tour must have at least 4 people booked to run. If less than 4 people have booked you will be placed on a waiting list or offered a refund. Cheeky Kiwi Travel does not take responsibility for the weather and we reserve the right to alter the Itinerary or activity if required. No refunds will be given to late or no-show passengers..

  • Child Age is 4 - 14 years. Infants fares are under 4 years old..

Available Bookings from January 26 to February 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 26 Jan
Thu 27 Jan
Fri 28 Jan
Sat 29 Jan
Sun 30 Jan
Mon 31 Jan
Tue 1 Feb

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$239.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$239.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$239.00

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$239.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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makisoh from New Zealand wrote on 13 December 2020

Awesome experience

The guide was so nice and friendly. And this tour was good too. Highly recommended.

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claudiad1 from United States wrote on 02 February 2020

Wonderful day trip outside of Auckland!!

Our guide Mike was simply the best. Very friendly and helpful. Beyond expectations. He drove us to Hobbiton and told us about the history of NZ along the way, and different things we were seeing in route. Even though I'm not a Hobbit fan, I still really appreciated the natural beauty of the land around me. The Glow Warm caves was our favorite part of the journey. Not to miss. We had a wonderful stop for lunch, out in restaurant in the forest, Grilled meats and vegetables. Loved it. Mike could not have been more attentive. Thank you!

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Deniz Eren from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2021

Fun and interesting day Trip!

Friendly and knowledgeable guide driver. Had a blast and would definitely recommend for a day filled with amazing experiences

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archery from New Zealand wrote on 08 January 2021


It’s great fun and well designed!

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Heron da Silva Ramos from Brazil wrote on 05 March 2020

Louise (the guide) is the big surprise!

Even if the tour was boring (which it wasn’t) Louise is a treasure trove of information and made us all feel like we were learning a lot along the way. She knows A LOT and makes it entertaining to learn. Would definitely book any experience with her. Hobbiton was amazing and the Waitomo Caves are... ok, albeit short . I’d skip that. :)

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