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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves - Full Day Tour from Rotorua


See two of New Zealand's most admired destinations in one epic day with a full day tour from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton


  • The Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Bilbo's Bag End home
  • The Dancing Tree
  • The Green Dragon Inn
  • The Waitomo Caves
  • Glow Worms
  • Stunning Natural Wonders

Reality will soon feel like a dream on this visually stunning full day tour.

Perfect for families and a must-do for movie fans, we'll provide transport, all entry costs and a bottle of water to keep you refreshed.

We'll depart from Rotorua and your journey will be way more comfortable than Frodo’s in our air-conditioned minibus! Traveling through a stunning part of New Zealand, we first head for the Hobbiton movie set on the outskirts of Matamata.

44 hobbit holes line the hillside, with Bilbo’s famous Bag End home being an obvious highlight. Relive your favourite movie moments as you dance around the Party Tree and walk down Bagshot Row. The shires rest café offers additional sustenance to hungry hobbits and the Green Dragon Inn is just a stone’s throw away.

Once we’ve had our fill of fantasy we’ll set our course for Waitomo to admire the sensational natural wonders found within their caves.

Glow-worms adorn the cave ceilings with a magical glow. The cave formations are incredible and seem somewhat unreal while all the time being completely natural.

Once you're ready we'll head back to Rotorua where our friendly guide will drop you back at the Rotorua i-site.

All up the tour will take about 10 hours but the memories will last all your lifetime.


Departure Location: Rotorua i-SITE, 1167 Fenton Street, Rororua CBD.



The exact tour departure time is to be confirmed after booking. Please contact the operator on the contact information provided on your booking confirmation.

Adult $380.00
Child $195.00
Infant $0.00 (Up to 4 years of age)

What's included

  • Return transport in our comfortable mini-bus,
  • Entry fees to the Hobbiton Movie Set,
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton,
  • Entry fees to the Waitomo,
  • 45 minute Glow worm cave with boat ride tour

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Minimum numbers apply with a full refund if cancelled by us. Customer cancellations made within 24hours of the departure date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Child Age is 8 years and under.

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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Elana from Australia wrote on 25 January 2020

Absolutely worth it!

We had a fantastic day. Taking the option of a tour worked for us as we didn't have to drive and could enjoy the scenery. Hobbiton was the highlight of our NZ holiday. the Waitomo caves were magical and also a must see. All over a fantastic day out.

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jovanm from Singapore wrote on 27 November 2019

Exciting day out!

Our guide, Graham, did a great job! Not only was he fun to be around, he was insightful and took the effort to stop by various places which were not part of the tour package. Hobbiton and Waitomo caves were awesome as well. Highly recommend this tour!

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SHARON BUTIIU from New Zealand wrote on 21 November 2019

This Tour is one of the bests!

I have been on tours several times and been to these places before. But this tour with our driver operator, Graeme, gave a good view and guidance to every point of interests that we visited. Graeme shared his wealth of knowledge & experience which made it different from most tours that I have had. I bet, you'll enjoy this tour and I highly recommend this one! Thank you Graeme for the nice tour experience. My Mum loved the places!

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Omaira from Chile wrote on 18 November 2019

Very good!

The day started very early but the guide was so nice that made the trip and the whole day really enjoyable. The hobbiton experience was perfect I loved it, the weather was amazing and the guide there was great. The Waitomo caves experience was okay, I mean, the glow worms are amazing, but the group was too big and there are a lot of rules to follow that I saw completely ignored by other groups of tourists. In general all the trip was good, I would reccomend this tour because of the nice driver/guide.

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charlesm1 from Canada wrote on 09 November 2019

Wonderful experience!

We had a wonderful time - the guide was *awesome* and despite a little inclement weather, it was an unforgettable day enjoyed by all!!! Highly recommended.

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