Private Group Tour Of Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua & Waitimo Glowworms Caves

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all Auckland CBD accomodations
    Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
    Queens wharfPrincess wharf
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Travellers with limited time will enjoy this action packed day of visiting three attractions in a private day tour from Auckland.

You will enjoy your visit to the sets of Lord of The Rings and Hobbit movies, discover how a 12 acre sheep farm was turned into a movie set, getting a glimpse of behind the scenes secrets of how the movies were made, then enjoy the countryside of scenic hills and valleys to the wonderland of Rotorua.

The sight, sound and colours of the volcanic areas are amazing. The Pohutu geyser is stunning when it erupts. Waitimo Glowworm Caves is mesmerising with its thousands of Glowworms unique only to New Zealand.

Your journey through the countryside of New Zealand takes in the lush greenery of rolling hillsides and scenic mountains and valleys with its different animals following New Zealands longest river Waikato river to Auckland City and your Hotels.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
You will be picked up from your hotel from 6:00am for a 6:30am departure on a comfortable scenic drive across Aucklands Southern Corridor, the Bombay Hills and the Hauraki Plains towards Matamata where you would see Lord of the Rings story unfold through the redone movie set.
We will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm with hundreds of sheep grazing amongst the lush farmland, the Shires rest (the gateway to Hobbiton) with a cafe and an ice cream parlour where you can get a cup of coffee or ice cream while we get your tickets. You will board one of the green buses and with a professional guide embark on the tour to a 12 acre movie set
This movie set is located on a family run farm, the tour would reveal how this picturesque farmland was transformed into the Shire from Middle Earth.
Discover the rolling hillside, walkways and Hobbiton holes from the movies. Experienced guides will guide and give you interesting facts about how the movies were made. See live the Hobbiton Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and the Party Tree.
Your Middle Earth adventure will end with a complimentary ale, beer, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn.
We head south next through more lush countryside with more farm animals and attractions to Rotorua.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in New Zealands North Island
Pass By: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand
Historical Government gardens Rotorua
Pass By: Polynesian Spa, Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Polynesian Spa is New Zealands original and iconic bathing experience.
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island
Duration: 1 hour


  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Return transfers to Auckland
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia


  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Dec-2019

    Kris , our tour guide , was amazing! He picked us up early morning on time , had snacks and drinks for our children ( 11,14 and 16 ) and we started the journey!

    Our first stop was the Waitomo caves. This was a breathtaking experience! We went underground into a cave and took a boat ride to observe the glow warms.. it’s a totally kids friendly experience! The only thing is that you won’t be allowed to take any pictures inside the cave! Kris made sure we have plenty of picture outside :-)

    We continued to the Hobbiton! It’s a wonderful experience for the Hobbit and Lord of the rings movies ! Kris dropped us of and we went on a bus that drive us to the sight. It was magical to be there to see all the gorgeous scenery! At the end of the tour we were offered beverages and Kris was waiting for us there ! We headed to the gift shop before we continued to our last stop!

    We visited Rotorua lake and the cultural center where we saw the geysers and the Haka cultural show! That was an amazing experience as well . My husband and kids ended up on stage dancing their traditional dance !

    Overall an AMAZING experience! We had only 4 days in north of New Zealand and we wanted to see as much as possible and this trip made it all happen !!!