Hobbiton Movie Set Day Tour – On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will remain as it was seen in these films and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. During your tour you will see Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films. The inn also offers traditional fare, including our famous beef and ale pie. The Shire’s Rest cafe is conveniently located at the Entrance to Hobbiton Movie Set. You can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal in The Shires Rest Cafe. In the Shire Store you can purchase a wide range of products.
Hobbiton Movie Set Day Tour includes Entry fee and Complimentary Ale, Cider or Ginger Beer at the Green Dragon Inn.
For all Lord of the Rings fan or Hobbit fans the Hobbiton Movie Set is a must see. Be guided through the amazing Hobbiton Village and about Peter Jacksons vision for this movie from beginning to the end it’s development. See all the must famous house of all, Bilbo Baggins house, the Party Tree, Gardens and Lake and at the end of the fascinating tour visit the Green Dragon Inn for your complimentary Drink. the tour. Lord of the Rings and Hobbit memorabilia are available at the fantastic gift store and café.
Waitomo Caves Includes all Entry Fees
Ruakuri Cave – Waitomo’s longest underground guided walking tour According to Maori legend, Ruakuri Cave (rua meaning den, and kuri meaning dog) was first discovered 400-500 years ago by a young Maori hunting for birds. He was attacked by wild dogs just outside the original cave entrance. Re-opened in 2005, this cave is now an amazing example of engineering and natural cave structure.
Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo’s most compelling subterranean experiences. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms. Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. It will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature. With clever and innovative design, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves – The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves’ historical and geological significance. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
It is named after Ruruku Aranui, the local Maori man who first discovered this previously hidden gem back in 1910. Aranui Cave has a natural cave entrance and is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo’s three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance.
However, just inside the entrance is a colony of native New Zealand cave wetas and further into the cave is the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations. Aranui Cave is a magical, mystical place that is steeped in Maori myth and legend. As such, it occupies a very special place in the hearts of the people of the Waitomo district.
The Boat Ride
Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you’ll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.
Adult $355pp 2-11 persons Luxury Van
Adult $365pp 2-4 Person Luxury American Sedan
Adult $445pp Min 4 Luxury American Limousine
Adult $625pp 1 Person Luxury American Sedan
Return Hotel 5.30 – 6.30pm (Seasonal Hours)
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