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Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience AKL-AKL GS16HW (0715 - 1845)

Experience guided tours of Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on this full day sightseeing tour!

 

A hidden gem near the township of Matamata, the Hobbiton Movie Set is a world-famous film location of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

 

See Hobbit Holes, stroll through the lush gardens and learn how this private farm became Middle-earth. 

After a tasty lunch at The Green Dragon Inn, visit the enchanting Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a guided 45-minute tour through this underground wonder, seeing stalactites, stalagmites and sparkling glow-worms.

Useful Tip: A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided from various inner city hotels. 

Tour details

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs and returns: Sky City Coach Terminal
  • Complimentary Hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Spacious and scenic coach travel with commentary
  • Free WiFi on board coaches

Tour includes

  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Banquet lunch at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves
Hobbiton & Waitomo Experience AKL-AKL GS16HW (0715 - 1845)
Sat 28 Jan
Sun 29 Jan
Mon 30 Jan
Tue 31 Jan
Wed 01 Feb Thu 02 Feb Fri 03 Feb
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