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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

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Overview

Embark on an adventure exploring two of the most famous and world-renowned attractions in New Zealand. Discover two of New Zealand’s top tourist attractions on the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua!

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Our first stop is at the enchanting Waitomo Glowworm Caves that have never failed to attract both local and foreign visitors, putting it at the top of a New Zealand visitor’s vacation wish list.

Glide under a constellation of mesmerising glowworms on a world-famous boat ride and take part in cultural and natural history that has spanned for more than 120 years.

Gaze up in awe at thousands of tiny living lights while silently meandering underground along the Waitomo River through the starry caverns of Glowworm Grotto. Let the hypnotic lights of the glowworms illuminate your path as you enter this magical world and immerse yourself in this starry wonderland.
Following our visit to the Glowworm caves, we make our way to a completely different landscape through verdant countryside and arrive at “The Hobbiton Movie Set”.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Take in the sounds, smells, sights and tastes of The Shire, depicted in “The Lord of the Rings” & “The Hobbit” trilogies as the home of the Hobbits, in this “Hobbiton Movie Set” experience that has tantalised the senses of visitors from around the world. As you look around, you will see how the immense popularity of the movies has made the tours a must-see when visiting New Zealand. As the only set left from the trilogies, the Hobbiton Movie Set provides an immersive experience in the magic of “The Shire”.

Find out the fascinating story of how this location was picked out to be the Hobbiton Movie Set, how it was created, and which scenes were filmed onsite. See Bilbo’s and Frodo’s home and other Hobbit holes with an official guide showing you around. Marvel at the huge pumpkins lying around in the Hobbits’ vegetable patches where they grow their food. Admire the attention to detail devoted to creating the set, and learn a few movie secrets.

Tolkien referenced in his books that Hobbits sat under plum trees. But as your guide will point out, plum trees in New Zealand grow too tall to be the right size for a Hobbit, so Peter Jackson had fake plums attached to apple and pear trees with their fruits removed. The oak tree on the hill is also artificial. The 376,000 man-made leaves wired to it were brought in from Taiwan. As your Hobbiton Movie Set tour comes to a close, a well-earned, complimentary drink (alcohol/non-alcohol) waiting for you at the Green Dragon Inn is included.

Truly an unforgettable day of amazing experience and discovery!

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small Group Tour from Rotorua

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