Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day with pickup and drop-off at selected Auckland hotels included. See the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2hour and 15 minute Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
Go on a Hobbiton tour from Auckland and see the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, starting with a scenic drive through New Zealand’s North Island aboard a luxury coach. You’ll be enthralled by the illuminated Glowworm Grotto during an underground boat ride on the Waitomo River. Then pose for photos in front of hobbit holes at the Hobbiton Movie Set, home to Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. End your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland; picnic lunch included.
Go Waitomo black-water rafting (cave tubing) for a memorable adventure in the Waitomo Caves. Choose a 3-hour Labyrinth experience that takes you floating underground on an inner tube, including a small waterfall jump. Or upgrade to the 5-hour Black Abyss for an exhilarating abseil (rappel) down limestone walls; instruction and equipment included. The resident glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you! Finish with a hot shower, soup and bagel.
Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua rank among New Zealand’s top attractions, offering natural beauty, geothermal features, and native culture in equal measure. Ideal for travellers short on time, this adventurous tour takes in both sites in the same day, with entry fees plus pickup and drop-off at selected Auckland hotels included. Discover subterranean stalagmites at the famous Waitomo Caves and hit top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens and Lake Rotorua.
Cruise on breathtaking Doubtful Sound and explore Te Anau Caves with this 2-day Super Saver, departing from Te Anau. First, travel across Lake Manapouri and glide over the deep waters of Doubtful Sound on a wilderness cruise in search of dolphins, penguins and other marine life. On the following day, take a guided tour into a subterranean labyrinth where glowworms illuminate the dark caverns. Visit two of New Zealand's best natural attractions at one discounted price.
See the top sights of the Lake Taupo area on a full-day tour that's ideal for those with limited time. With a guide, you'll visit Huka Falls, see geothermal attractions, take a cruise on the lake to the Maori rock carvings, and enjoy lunch and snacks.
Discover New Zealand’s geothermal hotspots on a day trip from Rotorua to Lake Taupo, stopping to explore one of two remarkable destinations. Select Orakei Korako to see terraced pools of steaming water, or opt for Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland’s otherworldly colors. Limited to 11 people for more personal service, this day trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels, as well as entrance fees at the geothermal site.
Take a CaveWorld tour of Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, part of an extensive cave system in Waitomo. An informative guide leads your small group past stalactites and stalagmites to a candlelit cavern glowing with the tiny lights of glowworms. See the stunning rock formations of Te Anaroa Cathedral and view the bones of an ancient moa during your tour of this subterranean marvel. Numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are among the most visited attractions of New Zealand’s North Island and Ruakuri Cave is the longest of the underground caves. Explore the magnificent cave on this 75-minute guided walking tour and marvel at the unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glittering glowworms.
This Te Anau Super Saver lets you experience two top New Zealand destinations — Milford Sound and Te Anau Glowworm Caves — ideal for nature lovers visiting the South Island. Take a Milford Sound cruise in UNESCO-listed Fiordland on your first day, followed by a subterranean exploration of the Te Anau cave system on the second day. Gaze in wonder at the granite spire of Mitre Peak, then see glowworms twinkling in the darkness underground.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are among the most visited attractions of New Zealand’s North Island and Aranui Cave is renowned for its fascinating Maori history. Explore the magnificent cave on this 1-hour guided walking tour and marvel at its unique rock formations, colony of cave wetas, and natural setting at the heart of the Ruakuri Scenic Reserve.
This full-day itinerary combines two North Island destinations: Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Rotorua. Marvel at the tiny lights of thousands of glowworms on a boat ride through the tranquil caverns. Then choose from several Rotorua attractions, including an Agrodome farm tour, Skyline Gondola ride or Polynesian Spa experience. In the afternoon, visit Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia. Picnic lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included from Auckland.
Take a break from the bustle of Auckland on a private day trip to Waitmoto with door-to-door transport and lunch included. Going with a chauffeur eliminates the stress of navigating and allows you take in sweeping views of New Zealand’s natural landscape along the way. Included on the day’s itinerary are a tour of the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton set, a nature walk at Lake Karapiro, and a stop at the Waitmoto Glowworm Caves.
This convenient day trip visits two of the North Island’s most popular attractions from Auckland in a single day, which would be difficult if traveling independently. The small-group, fully guided mini-bus tour takes you to several natural wonders, such as rivers, natural geothermal pools, and glow-worm caves. Your guide will tell you all about the natural and cultural history, to help you better understand what you’re seeing.
Visit some of the best spots in the upper North Island, in this tour from Auckland. From the glittering Waitomo caves and magical Hobbiton to the spray of Huka Falls, benefiting from an experienced guide, convenient transportation, and inclusive entrance tickets. This tour gets you to great locations swiftly.
Spend the day exploring the Waitomo Glowworm caves on this excursion from Auckland. With round-trip transportation provided, you'll have no need to rent a car or puzzle over directions. This must-see attraction is an easy day trip with a thoughtfully-curated itinerary and lots of in-depth commentary from your guide about the biology and behavior of one of New Zealand's most famous natural phenomena.
Make this most of your time in New Zealand with this small group tour, which winds through some of the best spots on both islands. From the museums of Wellington to the magnificent Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand has surprises both cultural and natural. This tour allows you to see some of the best spots in New Zealand, traveling in coaches and staying in a range of quality accommodation.
Please Note: Only available from 1 October - 30 April.
This three-day journey from Queenstown to Te Anau and back allows plenty of time to explore the magical Te Anau Glow Worm caves and spend a night on memorable Doubtful Sound; a remote fiord on a grand scale the likes of which you won’t believe! Experience tranquillity and isolation as you spend the night on Doubtful Sound before returning to Queenstown by scenic coach. An unforgettable way to experience the rugged South Island.
This is an Independent tour, where you travel on a combination of touring coaches and sightseeing services with commentary and/or point to point coaches which may not have commentary. You will be with different people on each part of the tour and different drivers. You have free time to explore on your own and are free to choose where and when to eat, meals are not included unless specified.
Nature lovers won’t want to miss this day trip from Auckland that combines two attractions: Sanctuary Mountain and Waitomo. A picnic lunch is included at Mt. Maungatautari, one of New Zealand’s largest pest-proof wildlife sanctuaries. With this private tour you’ll have the exclusive attention of your guide while joining a small group at the Footwhistle Glowworm Cave.
Discover the picturesque countryside and farmland of Waikato on this all-day tour from Auckland. Visit the Waitomo Caves, which are known for limestone and glow worms. Following lunch, stop at Marokopa Falls and the Mangapohue Natural Bridge. You’ll also have the chance to go cave tubing and stop at the Otorohanga Kiwi House to see the native kiwi bird and tuatara reptiles.
See two of New Zealand's most famous attractions in one day! The magical Hobbiton Movie Set and the breath-taking Waitomo Glowworm Caves. All our tours are run in small groups, in modern mini buses, specially built to enhance your tour experience and day. On board we have amazing guides who are passionate about New Zealand and the attractions/activities you are visiting, who always have a lot of stories, facts and commentary to keep you entertained along the way. Drop down screens in all of our tour vehicles add even more to the experience, bringing the guides stories to life. There are so many little things that make our tours unique and memorable including secret stops, surprise wildlife viewings, complimentary water and snacks, USB charging points for your devices and even Wifi access in the tour vehicle. We are proud that our customer reviews show it's not all about the destination... it's the journey that makes our tours special.