Waitomo Glowworms, Ruakuri Cave, & Hobbiton Day Trip
Product Code: 3778-200599


  • • Visit 2 of the best caves in Waitomo
  • • Explore the wonders of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • • Wander through the fascinating Ruakuri Cave!
  • • Then travel to Middlearth with a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
Tour Code
11.5 hours
Departure City
End City
Tour Type:

Experience: Nature

Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

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Group Type: Standard group

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Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations


Rotorua - Glowworm Caves - Ruakuri - Hobbiton - Rotorua

Visit not one not two but three of the best attractions in Rotorua! This fantastic day trip takes you to two of the most amazing caves in New Zealand, the Waitomo Glowworm Cave and Ruakuri Cave, plus the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set!

Departing from your hotel in Rotorua we'll head out to our first stop: the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves! Here we'll enjoy a tour of this amazing natural wonder and meet the thousands of little critters that turn these dark caverns into gorgeous turquoise tunnels! These unique creatures are only found in New Zealand and welcome you to explore their subterranean home. We'll also have free time here to explore on our own.

After 45 minutes at the Glowworm Caves, we'll head to Ruakuri Cave for a 2 hour tour of this fascinating pitch black cavern! Ruakrui, or "Dog's Den" in the local Maori, was originally a Maori burial site. This extensive cave hosts of complexly shaped limestone formations. Here we'll take the longest underground guided tour ever, descending into New Zealand's depths to discover million year old stalactites - some of which even have fossils embedded in them and have grown coral! Don't worry about bringing a flashlight, cause the caverns will be aglow with walls of glowworms!

Then we'll head to one of the most famous sites in New Zealand: Hobbiton! Follow an expert guide as they lead you through this expansive and amazing village! We'll see all the great and memorable sties from the Shire, including the Green Dragon Inn and field where Bilbo's birthday party was held! Along the way they'll provide exclusive commentary about the films and set, as well as the interesting characters who've visited the set over the years. They will even help take photos of you besides the miniature homes and gardens.

Finish the tour at The Green Dragon, where you can enjoy a pint of Girdley Fine Grain, Oatbarton, Sackville cider, or Frogmorton Ginger Beer (own expense)!

We'll return to Rotorua in the evening.

Hotel Pick-up will run from 6:45am to 7:00am.
We usually return around 6:00pm.

Package Includes

  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Entry to the Glowworm Caves
  • Entry to Ruakuri Cave
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Package Excludes

  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • Please indicate your hotel name and address in the "Meeting Point" box during booking.
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Pricing Info

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Adult: 15 or older
Child: 5 - 14 years old
* Tour prices are based on New Zealand dollars (NZD) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date.

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    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
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Interested in your Waitomo Glowworms, Ruakuri Cave, & Hobbiton Day Trip (Product Code: 3778-200599). I especially like to see BOTH caves. The challenge is we would like to leave from Aukland and then be dropped off in Rotorua. I am thinking of Wed Jan 3. We are 2 people. Do you have such a tour? What are the prices. Thank you. amr@cs.ucsb.edu 09/24/2017 21:23:16
Tours4Fun 09/24/2017 21:49:33

Dear Amr El Abbadi,

Thank you for your inquiry.

For this tour we would only offer pick up in Rotorua hotels from 6:45am to 7:00am.

The tour will return to Rotorua at approximately 6:00pm.

Standard Price
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USD $256.93 USD $128.46


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