Activities

Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland

Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. See the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Green Dragon marquee. This is a must-do tour for any The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!
$218
8 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

Experience this exciting tour of Hobbiton that is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. You will visit three amazing destinations in one day. 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 lunch and visiting the  Thermal Valley at Te Puia,  before leaving Rotorua, to travel to Waitomo to visit the Waitomo Caves.This tour is flexible with options to leave from and return to Auckland, leave from Auckland and finish in Rotorua, leave from and return to Rotorua, or leave from Rotorua and finish in Auckland.
$299
13 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

‘The Lord of the Rings’ Hobbiton Movie Set Early Access Tour

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and the 'Hobbit' trilogies were filmed. You and your small group will be one of the first to this popular attraction near Matamata, a small agricultural town approximately 2.5-hour drive from Auckland. During the private tour, your guide will take you places that were usually only accessed by the film crews. It's the perfect day for fans of Gandalf and the gang!
$325
8 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Hobbiton Movie Sets Shore Tour: Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit

This wonderful tour to Hobbiton, a short drive from Tauranga, takes us to the farm selected by Peter Jackson as a setting for his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie masterpieces. A guided tour will bring to life scenes from the movies, plus time for lunch at the Green Dragon Pub.
$115
5.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Set, Rotorua

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.
$189
7.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie Set Tour from the Port of Tauranga

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.
$117
5.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves from Auckland

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.
$196
11 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Waitomo and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

Explore the top attractions of New Zealand’s Waikato region on this full-day Waitomo and Rotorua tour from Auckland. Travel through King’s Country to the magical Waitomo Caves with a guide, and discover millions of bright glowworms in the subterranean caverns. After lunch, explore Rotorua’s geothermal geysers and mud pools, then catch a traditional Maori performance. Experience life on a working farm or upgrade your tour to take the Skyline Gondola over Rotorua, or for a little pampering at a Polynesian spa. This 12.5-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your Auckland hotel.
$256
12.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Rotorua to Auckland 1-Way Tour, via Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Travel from Rotorua to Auckland and discover one of New Zealand’s top attractions on this 7.5-hour tour of the Waitomo Caves from Rotorua. Travel through the beautiful Mamaku Ranges and discover the scenic countryside of Waikato. Admire local highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade’s leafy canopy. Explore the subterranean Waitomo Caves and marvel at the bright glow-worms living there. Take a boat ride through the cave system and learn of its history from your guide, then enjoy a little free time to explore the Waitomo visitors’ complex at your leisure.
$185
7 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Auckland

Leave the city bustle behind to witness a fabulous light show at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Marvel at the shimmering glow worms in the caves as you learn about the why they glow and how the caves were formed. Enjoy picturesque scenery en route to the caves and see highlights of the region such as Rangiriri, where British and Maori forces battled in 1863. Have time for lunch and to explore the Waitomo visitor complex before returning to Auckland in the afternoon.
$189
474 minutes