Day trip

From Auckland: Hobbiton, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and Te Puia

From Auckland: Hobbiton, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and Te Puia

From US$ 255.36 per person

Visit Hobbiton, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and Te Puia in Rotorua, on a day trip from Auckland to discover New Zealand’s North Island.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be outside your accommodation 5 minutes before your pickup time. Look out for a yellow Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Discover the 3 most famous attractions on the North Island of New Zealand
  • Journey to Middle-earth and marvel at the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Take a boat trip through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture as you explore the geothermal park of Te Puia
  • Get close up to native bird life, including the flightless Kiwi
Full description
Set off on a day tour from Auckland to explore the most famous attractions on the North Island. Enjoy entrance to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the glowworm caves at Waitomo, and the geothermal park at Te Puia. After pickup from your accommodation, journey to Middle-earth for a 2-hour tour of the movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Soak in the picturesque views as your guide brings the magical world of Hobbiton to life. Stop for a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and enjoy lunch at The Shire’s Rest. Continue to Rotorua, to visit the world-famous Te Puia geothermal park and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. See the Pōhutu geyser and discover Maori history, culture, art works, and traditions. Follow lush nature trails across the site and get up close to New Zealand’s iconic native bird, the Kiwi. The final stop is at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, filled with thousands of tiny glowworms. Admire the limestone stalactites and stalagmites, and take a boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your accommodation in Auckland.
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Drink at The Green Dragon
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Charged Smartphone

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    • Drones

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    • Entrance fees are included
    • Drink at The Green Dragon is included
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