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Hobbiton & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

See two of New Zealand's most famous attractions in one day! The magical Hobbiton Movie Set and the breathtaking Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a fully guided, small group tour.


  • Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour
  • Waitomo Caves Guided Tour & Glowworm Grotto Boat Ride
  • Complimentary drink at the Famous Green Dragon Inn
  • Alexander Family Sheep Farm & Shire's Rest
  • Special lake stop and secret wildlife stop
  • Add a Premier Kiwi BBQ lunch for $35 per person (additional cost)

The adventure to two of New Zealand's most famous attractions begins with a convenient pick up in a modern comfortable minibus by your expert driver guide.

We will travel through stunning Waikato countryside and farmland to the Alexander family sheep farm where you can purchase a light refreshment before jumping on-board the bus to Hobbiton!

The amazing two hour fully guided Hobbiton Movie set tour features interesting commentary and covers the 12 acre movie set where you'll see the hobbit holes, pastures of the Shire and gardens, followed by a cheeky beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn.

The scenic journey then continues to Waitomo, past hydro dams, beautiful farmland, race horses and the Kiwiana capital of New Zealand with a stop for lunch at Waitomo village.

At Waitomo, you'll be in awe of the fascinating caves and their amazing varying cave formations. You'll be treated to thousands of Glowworms sparkling above you on the boat cruise on the grotto river - truly a once in a lifetime experience!

Finally we head back to Auckland, passing by New Zealand's longest river, Huntly power station and the Maori Queens’ burial site.

Adult $299.00
Child $239.00

What's included

  • Hobbiton Movie Set entrance fee & guided tour
  • Waitomo Caves & Glowworm Grotto Boat Ride entrance fee and guided tour
  • Fully guided small group return tour from Auckland
  • Hotel pick ups and drop offs (specific central Auckland hotels only)
  • Refreshments, snacks and on screen entertainment whilst driving
  • Wifi and charging ports available in tour vehicle


  • 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 November 01 to November 07

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$209.00
  • Child$143.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$239.00
  • Child$143.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$269.00
  • Child$143.00

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


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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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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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Angela from Singapore wrote on 21 January 2020


Great experience. Well-organised, well-informed, well-fed, well-hydrated. Highly recommended!

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luisl from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2020


My family visited the North Island for the first time in the country. Unfortunately, I was not able to go with them. However, they said that it was nothing short of amazing and they thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour.

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SRI Ram from Singapore wrote on 19 January 2020

Nice Time!

The pick up was punctual, the drive was nice and we had 2 different guides and both were great! Friendly and very hospitable.

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