Glide through caves illuminated by bioluminescent creatures, drive through rolling hills and tranquil pastoral landscapes, and explore the adorable hillside hamlet created for the award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. Visit the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set on this full-day excursion.
After getting picked up from your hotel in Auckland, make your way towards Waitomo, listening as your guide points out historic sites along the way, including Rangiriri, where British troops engaged Māori in a fierce battle as part of the New Zealand land wars.
Reach the Waitomo Caves and throw on a light jacket before you head into the darkened caverns on an intriguing excursion. Learn about the forces that create stalactites, cruise through passageways filled with bright glow-worms and then savour a buffet-style lunch before you continue your journey. Show more>>>