Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

InterCity Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour

Two of New Zealand’s most popular attractions can be found in the Central North Island: the Hobbiton Movie Set and the amazing Waitomo Caves. Now you can see both of them in one day on one great value InterCity day tour from Auckland!

Sit back and enjoy the lush rural scenery as you head south from Auckland central to a magical Middle-earth location: the private farm outside Matamata which has become famous worldwide as the filming location for Hobbiton in Sir Peter Jackson’s award-winning Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn about how this breathtaking film set was created in impressive detail. You’ll see Hobbit Holes (including Bilbo’s house at Bag End), the Party Tree, the Green Dragon Inn, and hear behind-the-scenes secrets from filming.

After your tour, sit down to lunch at the Green Dragon Inn (included in your tour) and enjoy a feast worthy of Bilbo’s birthday party!

Then cross the countryside to the township of Waitomo and head underground into a world of stalactites, stalagmites and twinkling lights: the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

During your 45-minute tour of this natural wonder, you’ll travel through underground tunnels and see vast caverns made from incredible limestone formations. Learn about how the caves were created over millions of years, and experience the magic of an underground boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – gliding silently through the darkness while glowworms twinkle overhead.

After your Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves day tour, return to Auckland or continue to Rotorua.

Availability: If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.

Tour options

Choose from the following departure and return options:

Auckland return, departing at 8am & returning at 7pm. Available year-round (ICAWHA1)Auckland to Rotorua, departing at 8am & arriving at 6pm. Available year-round (ICAHWR)

Just want to visit Hobbiton? Book our InterCity Hobbiton day tour departing from Auckland, Hamilton or Rotorua from just $114* per person!

Tour includesFull day bus tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and WaitomoEntrance to Hobbiton Movie Set and guided tourLunch at the Green Dragon InnEntrance to Waitomo Glowworm Caves and guided tourFree onboard WiFiReturn or onward travel to Auckland or Rotorua

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Best Heritage Hotel in Mussoorie

WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace is located in Mussoorie, which is an ideal retreat for a perfect holiday in tranquil hills, sweltering weather and untouched natural surroundings. Kasmanda Palace is one of the oldest buildings of the town. Its history goes back in 1836, when the palace was a part of a Christ Church complex which was originally built by Captain Rennie Tailour of the Bengal Engineers.

The heritage hotel in Mussoorie, Kasmanda Palace has 29 spacious and sophisticated rooms that offer a comfortable stay to the guests. The rooms are furnished in Anglo-French style furniture keeping with the architecture of the edifice. The rooms here are an unusual amalgamation of modern facilities, warm hospitality services, and traditional furnishings. With a beautiful Victorian feel, the hotel carries the message of magnificent days of historical Mussoorie. Bestowed with the contemporary architectural style and equipped with all modern comforts, the abode will let you feel the coziness of a luxury stay. The rooms are classified into Deluxe Rooms; Superior Rooms and Royal Rooms that portray the elegance of the royal world charm which is flawlessly blended with luxurious modern amenities; and the Garden Villa Suites that provide breath-taking views of gardens and of sprawling Himalayan ranges. The interior of the rooms is resplendent, opulent and royal that has been preserved, in its original form. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings, adorned with period furniture and hunting trophies of Maharaja showcased on the walls of the palace. Kasmanda Palace has exquisite accommodations that match the preferences of its diverse guests.

Magnolia Restaurant a multi-cuisine garden restaurant and an In-house restaurant that take delight in serving lip-smacking recipes from Indian sub-continent, including Continental, Chinese and Regional delicacies. The guests can savor the dishes while enthralling themselves by the magical view of the Himalayas offered from Magnolia Restaurant amid enchanting ambiance. Apart from 29 rooms and two dining places the heritage hotel also consists of the facilities for conferences and events.

This is the reason why WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace is termed as one of the best heritage hotel of Mussoorie. One more thing that tourists love about Kasmanda Palace is that, the hotel is near to the mall road, so one can easily get a taste of the whole town of Mussoorie while staying at this heritage hotel. Magical and majestic. With surroundings so uncluttered and untouched. At any time of the year, Kasmanda Palace has this unmistakable air of old world charm.

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