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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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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

Waitomo Caves

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The transport picked me up and drop off from the hotel as their mention included in this tour. The services and places are well arrange also the timing it's perfect for the one who have a short time stay in Auckland. I have time only 2 days in Auckland and this is the best choice for me to go to these famous places. I already recommended these tour to my colleagues and friends as if we're flight attendant somehow we liked to go for sight seeing better than just stay in the city. And through Viator, here are plenty of choices and a lot more information and reviews. This is helping me a lot to plan for my next visit to Auckland and other places.
The hobitton is amazing! We have a complimentary drink at Green dragon and a time to relax there after tour around the hobbit house and the story behind the movie set. After that we headed to Rotorua, the tour also included lunch meal for us by the 3 choice that they have which is 1st one its local chicken maori which is I chose very nice and tender 2nd choice is fish and chips looks great as well. 3rd choice is for vegetarian so, we have our lunch when we get to Rotorua straight and have plenty of time to hike around the Rotorua to see those pool mud, gayser and all. The 3rd place is Waitomo cave, it's amazing how glowing warm is lived by the cave...all the tales from Maori guide on the boat. I just don't want to blink at all. It's amazing! I really have a good day and time with this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Picked up right at 6:30am Was the first to be picked up. There were 10 people in a 14 person van, so it was good. On the drive to Hobbiton and Vic gave a good overview of the schedule for the day and also Dairy farming in NZ. Spent about 2hrs in Hobbiton and Nathaniel was our guide there. He was awesome. We drove for lunch to Rotorua and be prepared that it smells of rotten eggs. Ate a good Chicken Hangi lunch. Had only 1:15min there total. The Phokutu erupted just 5 min before we were slated to get into the van, but we did see it. Quite impressive. Next we drove to Waitomo caves 18 people in 2 vans and had a good cave tour. Drive back was 2.5hrs and was back in the hotel at 7:45pm

Randy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

It was excellent and the FlexiTours company that runs it has their connections down to the last details. Excellent trips.

Sonia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Ahhh MAZING! A super long day and plenty of kms covered but if you're trying to pack as much in into a shprt time frame this is really great. Vic, our tour-guide is a fab guy

Elinna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour is a must for tourists! We had about 2 days to explore New Zealand and this tour covered a lot of grounds. The hotel pick-up was really nice and the tour guides are awesome. We stayed in Auckland and I would really recommend doing this instead of driving to the places. It's a real value.

Amy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The time spent in transit was worth it! Our guide, Ramon, was fantastic! This is a great tour if you have limited time as you do get to see a lot! Hobbiton is massive and is great for photo ops, Waitomo is very tranquil and when you and #39;re in Te Puia eat your lunch quickly so you can see everything!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This trip packed in a lot into one day which was perfect for our family. We had only four days in Auckland so this trip was one of the true highlights. The caves and glowworms in Waitomo were truly unique and fascinating. The thermal features and geysers in Roturua were awesome and we were able to see the main geyser erupt - which it does every few hours or so. Lastly, Hobbiton is bigger than your would expect and great for taking pictures. While you spend a fair amount of time on the bus for one day, seeing three great sites in one day makes it worth it. It is an efficient use of time if you are on a schedule. Highly recommended!

Jennifer T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Had a great guide that day. So knowledgeable about New Zealand and Auckland. I was in a small group, so we got to have a very personalized trip and the opportunity to ask him many questions.

The Hobbiton set is beautiful. Rotorua Te Puia and the Waitomo Caves are breathtaking natural sights.

My only change would be to have more time at Rotorua to take in the Maori cultural events.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

yes, this is so worth the travel time. Everything about this company was top notch.

Krasimir Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The tour was very nice! They picked up from the hotel and went to Hobbiton! Amazing place with so many things to see! Must see place! Rotorua was a bit disapointed for us , as expected more colourful sites to see. Time spent there was less than expected , but it is ok . Waitomo caves was the biggest surprice, as expections was very low . The cave was one life experience , as can not see something similar elsewhere.
At the end , with 2 hands recommend this tour , which consist 3 places to visit at one day . Price is ok for what you see!

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