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Featuring Lord of the Rings film site & glowworm caves
Take a journey into the heart of the central North Island, taking in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set on a full day sightseeing tour from Auckland.
Travel through the lush farmland to Waitomo and enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Explore these underground caverns and learn how stalactites and stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years.
Take an enchanting boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto where thousands of tiny glowworms light up the darkness like stars.
Leaving Waitomo, enjoy a picnic-style lunch (vegetarian and other dietary options available on request) as you travel across the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata.
Just outside this rural township is the picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed.
The charming countryside of The Shire, as described in JRR Tolkien's books, was carefully created on this working sheep and beef farm. On your guided tour you'll see Hobbit holes, the Mill, the Green Dragon Inn and other structures created for the films, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle Earth.
After your movie set tour, spend some time in Matamata before the return journey to Auckland.
Tour Price (GS16H)
Auckland/Auckland, departs 7.30am, returns 8.10pm
Includes Waitomo Caves, delicious picnic lunch on board the coach and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.
NZ$173 child (3-12 incl)
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