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Auckland Afternoon Sights + Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Combo Tour AKL-AKL GSAHW2 (1430 -1900)

Enjoy guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland.

Day 1 – Auckland City Sights Afternoon Tour - 2.30pm - 5.30pm

See the best of Auckland and get your bearings on this relaxing half-day tour. Travel through the city centre, then cross over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge which connects central Auckland to the North Shore. Travel along the waterfront and see the Viaduct Harbour area, then up the main road of Queen Street before visiting the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park and home to the Auckland Museum.

Stop for a short break in Parnell Village, a historic suburb where picturesque villas have been transformed into a boutique shopping haven. Travel along scenic Tamaki Drive for another look at the harbour and the Eastern Bays suburbs, and drink in the views of city and sea from the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park before returning to the city.

Day 2 – Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Day Tour - 8.00am - 7.00pm

Journey south through lush rural farmland to the Hobbiton Movie Set, hidden on private farmland near the town of Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

After visiting Waitomo and Hobbiton, return to Auckland.

Please note the order of this tour is subject to change.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Two-day tour combo: half-day tour and full day tour
  • Both tours operate daily
  • Departs and returns: Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland

Tour Includes

  • Auckland scenic highlights
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves
  • Scenic coach travel and commentary

Free WiFi is available on this tour

Auckland Afternoon Sights + Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Combo - Auckland Return
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