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Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you’ll find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser, and ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.


  • North Island combo tour of Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves
  • Visit structures of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings claim to fame
  • View Pohutu Geyser in Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
  • Marvel at glowworms on a boat trip through Waitomo Caves
  • Hotel transport available from central Auckland or Rotorua
  • Travel one-way or round-trip and be dropped in either city

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What You Can Expect

Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

Waitomo Caves

Customer Reviews

Chelsea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I had a limited time in Auckland and this was one of the best decisions I could've made. I got to see all of the highlights, the drivers were very informative and thoughtful, and the experiences themselves were incredible. HIGHLY recommend!

Yuleyde A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was great. At first I thought it would be too much for one day but the time was managed well. Our tour guide/driver was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and fun.

Andreina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I was in town for business and only had one free day. I booked this because it took you to 3 different places in one day. So glad I did! They picked me up in a hotel in a great, brand-new van. It fit about 10 people so it felt nice and personal. I will tell you, Hobbiton is a truly magical place and I'm so glad I decided to include it. It sits in someone's farm, and it's the stuff of dreams. It was raining all day, but as soon as we would get off the van, it would stop raining. We were certainly lucky! Then we went to Rotorua, with the hot springs and geysers. I wish we had more time there because there are great lakes to see. After that, we went to see the glow worms, which was also beautiful. The glow worms are certainly a very curious thing, but if I had to pick, I probably would have done something else. Maybe more time in Rotorua? Anyway, I can't wait to go back to discover the rest of New Zealand. It is truly paradise. I believe it is the owner who drove us for the second part of the trip, I can't remember his name but he is very knowledgeable and would talk about different cultural things while we were on the long car rides. As for the other tour guides, they were very nice but unfortunately hard to understand. Since a lot of the time the tourist are international, I suggest you try to modulate and speak slower. Other than that, everything was top notch! Thank you Flexitours! Will absolutely use again when I come back to NZ.

P.S. The price is absolutely reasonable, considering the ticket prices for Hobbiton, lunch included, the long transportation times and the tickets to the Waitomo caves where the glow worms are. Great bang for your buck!

adarsh s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Time is ticking loud everytime you sit in that comfortable coach. I really wish a day had more hours. Hobbiton and Waitomo took the time they needed and both will blow your mind away. But considering the time factor we only got to spend an hour (excluding 20 min lunch) and this was injustice2Rotorua


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It's a good trip. went to 3 places in one day. can't find such tour in the market !
Well done Philip - our guide for the day.

Alyson S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great trip! Covered a range of activities on the North Island, all appealing to different tastes and interests. Tour guide was excellent and we were kept safe and confortable throughout the day. Timely return after a big, worthwhile day.

Nathan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great trip. We were on a tight schedule and this was a great way to see a lot of things in a short time. The Tour guide was amazing and gave a lot of information. All of the tours themselves were awesome. It is a very very long day but it's well worth it.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

If you only have one day to tour, this is the one you want. Is it a long day? Absolutely, but it is well worth it. You get a great overview of the region and our guide, Ron, was funny and extremely informative. The time at Hobbiton and Waitomo is not rushed at all, you get the full experience... the time in Rotorua is only at Te Puia Cultural center, home of the Pohutu geyser... there is time to just see all the geothermal activity, but that was what I wanted so it was fine by me. side note... if you have two days to tour, I would do Rotorua as a single day and still combine Hobbiton and Waitomo

Lieselot B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

everything I expected it to be.. and more!

Annabeth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was great because it covered three major highlights of the North Island. We only had one full day in New Zealand, so we wanted to see as much as we could. This tour enabled us to do this without having to worry about transportation or tickets. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of other interesting information about Auckland an New Zealand while we were driving between sites.

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