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.
We had such a great time on the tour -- definitely would recommend this to a friend. Our bus driver, Dennis, was very knowledgeable and was a great guide. At one point he thought that we had boarded the wrong transfer bus and started running after the bus to stop them -- instead we were just doing a little shopping. :) Anyway, loved Dennis and had so much fun on the tour. The Caves were interesting and worth a visit, but Hobbiton was by far the BEST -- just like in the movies. The guides at both of the locations knew their stuff and answered all of the questions -- they really made the experience fun and worth the 12 hour tour.
This trip was excellent and so far has been one of the highlights of what has been a very good trip. I would highly recommed this
This was an awesome day! Hobbiton was great and the glow worm cave was amazing. I definitely recommend this tour. The only downside was there was a lot of bus changing and it was not always immediately clear where you needed to be. Despite that, both bus drivers were amusing and incredibly informative about New Zealand and LOTR trivia.
We really liked Hobbiton. The caves were too crowded for us, but still interesting. The first bus was great, but as we got moved around not all the buses were are nice as the first. Overall highly recommend.
We very much enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to others who want to see the glow worm caves and visit the shire and need to be able to do so in a one day trip from Auckland. Yes, we spent a lot of time on a bus. But that is what we expected, and our bus driver/tour guide did a great job keeping us informed about what we were seeing and about what the plans for each stop. If people have the time, there are many other things to see and do in the Rotorua area and perhaps an overnight tour might work better for them. We only had one day available following the completion of a cruise from Sydney to Auckland, and this tour worked perfectly for us!
This tour made my trip to New Zealand! We loved the caves and obviosuly LOVED Hobbiton, but what really made this tour was the friendly, knowledgeable tourguide! Completely worth every penny
TLOTR is must do when you are in Auckland! Great experience with nice staffs
The Waitomo caves were beautiful and awe inspiring, loved the boat ride, the glow worms made it all look so otherworldly. Hobbiton was wonderful, the tour guide was fun and full of interesting facts. We got a lot of photos at the hobbit houses and The Green Dragon pub. The scenery was spectacular
This trip is absolutely amazing. It's great for a quick day tour. The guide was excellent. Very knowledgable and constantly interacting with his travellers. Although, i was a bit disappointed with the Waitomo Caves tour. It is such a beautiful place and for such a short tour, and a 5 minute boat road, it's money value isn't really worth it. All in all, i loved this trip. Thanks for the experience!
very good, especially like hobbiton movie set tour, really beautiful place!!! i love it!!!
The Waitomo Caves is overblown however the The lord of the Rings 'Hobitton Movie Set day" is very nice
and interesting. The tour guide give us a lot of time to take pictures.
The Caves was a bit boring and way to short. We didnt get much information and expected it to be more glowworms and more spectacular.
The trip it self was good, the driver was very informatief maby abit to much and to fast for some. The couch was confortable and the meals where very good.
The hobbiton movie set was aswome, very good guide would have like to have spend more time there to make more pictures but overall amazing.