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Rotorua to Auckland incl. Hobbiton & Waitomo Day Tour GS11HW (0815-1845)

Discover Waikato's picturesque farmland and experience guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Travel from Rotorua to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the world-famous film location.

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

Head towards the famous Waitomo Glow-worm Caves after a tasty lunch. On your guided 45-minute tour through this underground wonder you'll learn about stalactites, stalagmites and how the caves were formed over 30 million years. 

Your tour ends with a magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto.

Finish off the tour with a coach ride back to Auckland. 

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: Tourism Rotorua
  • Finishes: 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
Rotorua to Auckland incl. Hobbiton & Waitomo Day Tour
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