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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit New Zealand’s must-see Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a comprehensive full-day tour from Auckland. Along with a guided bus tour of the 'Lord of the Rings' locale and a boat cruise through illuminated glowworm caves, enjoy the lush New Zealand views as you pass. Travel in comfort through the rural countryside with a small group, which allows for a more personalized tour.
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  • Pass by Auckland Central
    Pass by Waikato Region
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    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Otorohanga
  • 3
    Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Roselands Farm Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Taupiri
    Pass by Huntly
  • 6
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • Get guaranteed entry to two of New Zealand’s top attractions
  • Snap photos at Hobbit holes and cruise the illuminated Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Take in picturesque farmland and Maori sites on the North Island
  • Enjoy easy round-trip transport and personalized attention from your guide
What to Expect
After morning pickup in central Auckland, travel by minibus through the Waikato countryside to Hobbiton. Upon arrival, join a local guide for a tour of the 12-acre (4.85-hectare) Hobbiton Movie Set. See the lush pastures of the Shire, explore numerous hobbit holes and gardens, and hear stories about the 'Lord of the Rings' films before ending up at the Green Dragon Inn. Continue west into the Waitomo region and stop at the Waitomo Homestead for lunch (own expense). Afterward, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves: explore impressive stalactites and stalagmites, then board a boat for your glowworm cruise. Glide along the grotto river and see thousands of twinkling glowworms along the cave walls. On the scenic return drive, see landmarks such as the Huntly Power Station and Waikato River. Your tour ends with drop-off in Auckland.
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Important Information
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • USB Charging Points
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Roselands Farm Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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RichardB wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions
An excellent day tour. The opportunity to see sunrise on the journey and being on the first trip round Hobbiton made the visit. Guide Michael was terrific - informative and helpful. We would wholeheartedly recommend both the tour and 'Cheeky Kiwi' .
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Date of experience: March 2020
l84tens wrote a review Mar. 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona99 contributions7 helpful votes
If a tour gets me up before 6AM and has me in a van for 12 hours it better be good. Tour started out well with all participants ready when the van showed up (we were the second of five pickups). Then the 2 hour drive to Hobbiton for the tour. We stopped once along the way for a
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Afonso Araujo wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great tour! The travel agency was very ponctual and everything was perfect. Hobbiton is great fun and have a wonderful landscape. Waitomo cave is very interesting.
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Date of experience: March 2020
NightHawk77 wrote a review Mar. 2020
3 contributions
An interesting day trip, to see the glow worms. Hobbiton is not worth the money, just a tourist trap.
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Date of experience: March 2020
ANKUR B wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Michael who was our guide cum drive was very nice person. He made the trip & group so comfortable. Plus the journey was so beautiful.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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We had a pleasant trip to visit Hobbiton. Michael, our tour guide/driver managed to keep everyone informed, happy,
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Great Experience
My wife and I loved the tour from start to finish. Our guide Michael was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and ult
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Highly recommend
We did this tour in February. Andrei was out driver and guide. He was very informative. Wai-O-Tapu was awesome. O
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Excellent experience
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What a great day!!!
It was an early start but we were met with a smile and promise of a quick coffee stop by our tour guide, Grant. He
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Fun tour with great sites.
Simon was early to pick us up at our hotel and over all a total blast to ride with. Lots of great information, but
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Excellent tour with Simon!
We have been just dropped off back to our hotel by cheeky travels guide Simon and what a fantastic day we have had
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Awesome Tour!
The tour was just amazing. The sun was out, skies were blue and we were surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
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Great tour, and Louise is a star!
I had a lovely time with Louise as our tour guide. Definitely ask to be on her group because she's a pleasure to be
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A great day
Grant, the driver, was super friendly and helpful with tips about almost everything. I really enjoyed the day and t
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Lance was a wonderful tour guide! He made the whole day a blast, with plenty of interesting stories and keeping us
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Welcome to the shire
Amazing day with Martin and the group on Hobbiton tour. It is truly an experience not to be missed whether you are
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Bay of Islands and Lance
Wonderful Day!! Lance you make the tour absolutely fabulous!! Thank you for the stories, side trips and for making
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Fantastic day & tour guide!
My husband and I did the Coromandel Wanderer Small Group tour as part of our honeymoon, and we had a fantastic time
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