Hobbiton & Ruakuri Caves Day Tour
Explore some of the North Island's most scenic places on this full day tour from Auckland to Rotorua. Enjoying your driver guide's commentary as you pass through rolling green farmland.
Duration : Full day.
Departure Location : Departs and returns: Sky City Coach Terminal
Departure Time : 7 :00 am.
Departure dates : Operates daily November - March.
Transportation : Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
Category : Sightseeing.
Your first stop is the Hobbiton Movie Set, hidden away on private land just outside the town of Matamata. Here on a working sheep and beef farm, the village of Hobbiton was created in breathaking detail for the famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Take a guided tour of the set and see Hobbit holes, the Mill, the Green Dragon Inn and more. Your guide will share stories from filming and explain how the sets were built. After exploring Hobbiton, sit down to a delicious buffet lunch at the Party Marquee outside the Green Dragon Inn.
Next, travel to the village of Waitomo for a guided tour through the spectacular Ruakuri Caves. Located next to the Waitomo Caves, the Ruakuri Caves is the longest cave in the Waitomo region. On your two-hour tour you'll see some impressive cave formations, stalactites and stalagmites. Highlights include the cave's awe-inspiring spiral entrance, underground waterfalls and glowworms twinkling all around you.
After your Ruakuri Caves experience, your journey continues to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, arriving at approximately 6pm. Then return to Auckland.
Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set.
Buffet lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.
Guided tour of Ruakuri Caves.
Scenic coach travel and commentary.
Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available.