Middle Earth Experience

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is where Peter Jackson filmed his famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. Our tour starts by from Auckland city centre from where we pick you up from, then you’ll enjoy a two-hour scenic drive South of Auckland into Waikato, with a scenic stop or two for taking picturesque photos of New Zealand's lush countryside. 

Once we arrive, you spend 30-45 mins shopping in the official Hobbiton Gift Shop and grabbing a drink or a bite in the famous Shire’s Rest Cafe. Your guided tour starts on a Hobbiton tour bus with a drive through New Zealand's picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Take a look at Bag End, where Frodo and Bilbo’s adventures began. Get lost among the hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the mill and the Party Tree. Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be. 

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Discover your moment of magic in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour. Known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, take a boat ride through the glow worm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glowworms and become part of over 130 years of cultural and natural history.

​Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Experience the serene ambience as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glowworm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world.

Our guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. Many of our current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. 

  • Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms

  • Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cave famous for its acoustics

  • Enjoy listening to stories about Maori culture from our local guides

  • Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original iconic New Zealand attraction

Te Puia Geothermal Valley - The World Famous Geyser

Te Puia is the home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and the world famous Pohutu geyser. Go also get the opportunity to see live kiwi and boiling mud pools (not together Jump on a guided tour and learn about the history, stories and insights into this unique corner of the world. 

After you finish your amazing tour experience, we make our way through the scenic roads of Waikato back to Auckland CBD.

Hobbiton Movie Set & Glowworm Cave

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for Scenic Photos

  • Admission & 2 Hours Guided Experience at the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Free Beer or Ginger Beer or Cider in Green Dragon Inn

  • Admission & 45 minutes Guided Experience at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

 

Tour Duration: 10 Hours

Pickup Time: 06:30 am

Hobbiton Movie Set & Te Puia Geyser

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for Scenic Photos

  • Admission & 2 Hours Guided Experience at the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Free Beer or Ginger Beer or Cider in Green Dragon Inn

  • Admission & 1 Hour Guided Experience at Te Puia Geothermal Valley

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

 

Tour Duration: 10 Hours

Pickup Time: 06:30 am

Hobbiton Movie Set 

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for Scenic Photos

  • Admission & 2 Hours Guided Experience at the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Free Beer or Ginger Beer or Cider in Green Dragon Inn

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

 

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Pickup Time: 06:30 am

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