See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling lights in the glowworm grotto. Then visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, the filming location of the village of Bilbo Bagins and his fellow hobbits in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. As you explore Hobbiton, you can pose for pictures in front of the hobbit holes, the pond and the Green Dragon Inn.
• 11 hours
Enter a world of hobbits and hot pools when your cruise ship is in port in Tauranga. This shore excursion to Middle Earth takes you on a tour of the Hobbiton movie set, which featured in 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Enjoy a traditional Maori welcome at the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa, and witness the astounding thermal activity of spouting geysers and steaming hot springs. If time allows, play dress ups and pose as Bilbo or Gandalf when you stop for an impromptu photo shoot in a lovely redwoods forest. With a maximum of 19 participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.
• 7.5 hours
Immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a two-day escape from Auckland. From Rotorua’s famous geysers and the glowing Waitomo Caves to the re-creation of Middle-earth at Hobbiton, you’ll discover scenic beauty and natural wonders, ancient Maori traditions and movie-making magic on this fascinating two-day tour.
• 2 days
Explore the home of Bilbo Baggins and friends on this full-day Hobbiton tour from Auckland. Travel into Matamata with a guide and admire panoramic views over the rolling hillsides. During your 2-hour Hobbiton tour, explore sites made famous in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Take in sites of interest including the home of Bilbo Baggins’ himself, and stop for a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. This full-day tour includes round-trip travel from Auckland.
• 1 day
Step off your cruise ship in Tauranga and enter Middle-earth on a 2-hour guided visit to the Hobbiton movie set, featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies. Snap photos in front of hobbit holes and the party tree, sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn and dress up like your favorite character during this fun-filled experience with fellow LOTR fans.
• 5.5 hours
Join this tour to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves, in one easy day trip from Auckland. Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life and take photos in front of your favourite places like the Hobbit Holes, the Shire and the Green Dragon Inn. Then journey to the World Famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be captivated by the thousands of magical glowworms twinkling in the Grottos, the stalactites and stalagmites as you glide silently through the cave by boat. Marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand. All admission fees and lunch included.
• 11 hours
Your private transport takes you to two of New Zealand's most famous attractions on a full-day tour to Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland. See glow worms glimmer in the subterranean Waitomo Caves, then visit the movie set that brought The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to life. Be driven in comfort through New Zealand's beautiful countryside by your private vehicle and enjoy lunch at Waitomo.
• 10 hours
The perfect way to take in one of the most iconic New Zealand attractions, as well as the local scenery, in one day. Our local guide can give you the most authentic kiwi experience, with the convenience of a pick up straight from your Cruise Ship.
• 7.5 hours
Spend the day in Middle Earth on a group or private tour of the Hobbiton movie set from Auckland. See where scenes from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were shot, and the fairytale movie sets that dot the rustic farmland. Be driven in comfort through New Zealand's beautiful countryside on this private tour to Middle Earth!
• 7 hours
Experience Hobbiton made famous by The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbits trilogies on a full-day small-group tour with a local guide. You will get to walk in the footsteps of Frodo and friends and visit the Green Dragon Inn for a mug of Southfarthing’s finest. You will be provided with bottle waters and lunch. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off is included.
• 7 hours