Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 13 hours

Departs: Auckland, Auckland

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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You will visit three amazing destinations in one day.  Hobbiton which is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. This tour will bring you to the movie set in Hobbiton, where you will be swept away into the world of The Hobbit. After that you will travel to Rotorua and spend approximately 1.5 hours while enjoying a cafe lunch and visiting the Thermal Valley at Te Puia.

Please note that this is a very short time in Rotorua and if you want more time please book an overnight tour or Waitomo or Hobbiton on a separate day. After leaving Rotorua, we travel to Waitomo to visit the Waitomo Caves. The tours at both Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves are of a set duration and are not shortened. This tour is flexible with options to to start or finish in Auckland or Rotorua.
Guaranteed departure - Due to low numbers and sustained losses caused by Covid 19, until further notice we will need a minimum of 4 people (or price equivalent) to run tours

What's Included

All entrance fees and admission charges

Experienced driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off from all central city hotels


Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price

What's Not Included

Admission Fee to Te Puia and time in the actual reserve


Morning and afternoon tea are available at own expense

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 2 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tours are run by local guides and are of a set duration and you get exactly the same time as other visitors who are visiting less places in a day, but with Rotorua you only have approximately 1.25 hours in the area. If you have
  • If you are feeling unwell, please reschedule. We will not carry any passengers who are displaying cold of flue like symptoms
  • Order of activities can be changed for operational requirements - Tour can start and or finish in Auckland or Rotorua
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • You do not get less time to explore Hobbiton if you add other destinations onto your tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Hobbiton is a reasonably challenging walk - Please advise if you have mobility issues and if it is avaialble we will book a golf cart for you
  • Infant seats are required by law in NZ in private vehicles for children under 7 years. We recommend the same standard be applied for your child's safety and have them available in all vehicles
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Hobbiton Movie Set
Join the 2 hour Bus and walking tour at Hobbiton run by a local guide - you will rejoin our coach and guide at the Green Dragon to travel to your next destination

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Lake Rotorua
Sightseeing around Rotorua to see Government Gardens, Lake front and central areas

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Te Puia
After this tour you will travel to Rotorua (approximately 55 minutes) to Te Puia where you will have a lunch From the restaurant you will have great views of the thermal valley and geysers

It is important to note that Te Puia is now introducing a fabulous new product – This is a 90 minute guided tour of the cultural and thermal areas and are not allowing unguided entry into the Reserve. There is not enough time to include the tour in this programme. You will get great views of the geyser and thermal valley from the restaurant and a good photo opportunity. We will now include a tour of other key areas of Rotorua such as the lakefront, government gardens previously not seen on the HF3 tour

There is no longer an opportunity for you to quickly explore on your own

If you wish to spend time in Te Puia and join a guided tour you will need to book an over night tour or 2 separate day tours to give more time in Rotorua

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Visit the Waitomo Caves- Join a tour run by locals and where you exit in a small boat through the Glow-worm Cavern

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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