4.5 star rating: Recommended 69 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

gloworm caves mazing and pleasantly surprised with the Hobbiton tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Me and my 2 teenage sons really enjoyed this tour even though it is a very long day and just under 600klms travelled. Waitomo was very cool and would be worth spending a bit more time there to explore the other caves. Hobbiton was amazing and sooo gorgeous, it made it all worth while. I loved it, especially finishing off with a drink in the Green Dragon. We would definitely recommend this tour or maybe if you have more time do each separately.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Amazing day trip, guides were very helpful, funny and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Amazing experience! Very well organized, the driver was awesome and his facts were super interesting and very funny. Hobbiton is breathtaking. Super recommended wether you're a fan of Tolkien and the movies or not!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Very good trip well worth doing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Phenomenal experience!! Everything is taken care of, the incredibly friendly and professional tour guides tell you at each step where and what to do and take care of everything for you. All you have to do is keep your camera ready and enjoy the experience!

The Waitamo Caves and Hobbiton tours themselves are amazing, with the tour guides answering all your questions and making the tours really relaxed and fun! Despite the careful planning, we never felt like we were being rushed, which was a testament to the professionalism and experience of the guides.

Definitely book through Viator, all we needed was to show a print out once at pickup and the rest was taken care of for us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent tour! We got picked up from our hotel and transferred to a big bus. The driver who also doubled as a guide around Auckland was great and responsible. He briefed us before and after each stop and divided us into groups that were doing separate tours.

The Hobbiton tour and glow worm caves were fantastic, took loads of pictures! Great for our family of 4 with varying interests.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Really very good, he explained us everything!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

This was a fantastic day. The caves were beautiful and the history of them very interesting. Hobbiton Movie set was fun with a nice walk around and lots of photo opportunities. Our bus driver/tour guide was very informative and kept us entertained while on the road.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Wonderful trip we had a great time and were very well looked after by the tour guides

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

we loved it!!! Definitely would recommend this tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

I highly recommend this tour if you are a big Lord of the Rings fan. Our tour guide, Kenny, did a fantastic job taking care of us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Absolutely fantastic! My wife loved every minute of it. I think she has a photograph of every door in Hobbiton. All 44 of them.The Guide was informative and there was plenty of time to see all we wanted to. The caves were also amazing and the guide cheerful and he gave us lots of facts and even a song. Our only criticism was the coach on the way back to our hotel. This was poorly organised and we got the feeling that the coach driver couldn't care less, dropping us and eight other people off for another coach which arrived nearly an hour later. The bus company organised the coach so I suppose that was about right. They do not seem to put the visitor at the top of their priorities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Waitomo Caves were awesome! Amazing really. A must do.
Hobbiton was also nice. Beautiful country. The bus ride alone was interesting.
They should have coordinated travel from Hobbiton back to Auckland better. Waited outside without shelter for the bus in cold weather for 40 minutes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Great tour - we really enjoyed our time. Beautiful country!

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