Departing from Rotorua, visit Waitomo and Hobbiton.

Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton from Rotorua

Rotorua to Waitomo and Hobbiton

Join our comfortable, colourful scenic service as we guide you to this fascinating world of glowworms and hobbits. Waitomo Wanderer offers a regular return service from Rotorua. Enjoy a day of excitement and intrigue at Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set features on The Lord of The Rings movies.

We pick up and drop off from your accommodation and can combine transport with tours at Waitomo and Hobbiton.

We have many activity options available including a gentle guided boat trip through a glow-worm grotto in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves or  a thrilling Legendary Black Water Rafting trip including caving, abseiling/rappelling or tubing.

Please note that in winter (May to September) we operate every Thursday,  Saturday and Sunday. Our tour departs Rotorua at around 8:00am to go to Hobbiton and at around 10:30am if your destination is Waitomo only. We arrive back in Rotorua at 7:30pm although if you decide to go only on the Hobbiton Movie Set tour it will be 5:30pm.

Some of our more popular trips from Rotorua (winter schedule) include:

Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Movie Set

Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton fans will love our express service from Rotorua to the Hobbiton Movie Set for a 2 hour guided tour. For this tour we depart from Rotorua i-SITE at 8:00am. Return to Rotorua city centre by 1:30pm.

Includes:

  • Return transport from Rotorua
  • Entry to Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Guided tour through the movie set

Adult $139 / Child $83

To book your Hobbiton Movie Set trip Click Here


Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Glowworm display

Brilliant lights

Experience the majestic, original Waitomo Glowworm Caves by foot and boat on a
45 minute guided tour. Full day tour from Rotorua including entry to the Waitomo Glow Worm Cave.

Includes:

  • Return transport from Rotorua
  • Entry to Waitomo Glowworm caves
  • Free time to explore Waitomo

Adult $179 / Child $105

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $275 / Child $165

To book your Waitomo Glowworm Caves trip Click Here

With the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Click Here


2 Caves Combo

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Combine the original Waitomo Glowworm Cave with the Ruakuri Cave ( Den of Dogs ). Full day tour from Rotorua including entry and tour in the Waitomo Glow Worm and Ruakuri Caves.

Includes:

  • Return transport from Rotorua
  • Entry to Waitomo Glowworm cave duration 45 minutes
  • Entry to Ruakuri Cave duration 2 hours
  • Free time to explore Waitomo

Adult $199 / Child $113

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $305 / Child $183

To book your 2 Caves Combo trip Click Here

With the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Click Here


Spellbound Glowworm Caves

Spellbound Glowworm Cave tour

Marvel at thousands of glowworms as you glide on an inflatable boat through Spellbound Cave and learn more about cave formations as walk through Spirit Cave.

Includes:

  • Return transport from Rotorua
  • Entry to Spellbound Glowworm cave and the Cave of the Spirit (Te Ana Atua)
  • 3 hours’ guided tour through the caves

Adult $179 / Child $105

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $299 / Child $179

To book your Spellbound Glowworm Cave trip Click Here

With the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Click Here


Black Labyrinth

Black Labyrinth Water Rafting

COVID-19 UPDATE: 13th August 2020

Black Labyrinth experience is closed under Level 2 until further notice. Please contact us if you have any questions

Day trip from Rotorua that includes the three hour Black Labyrinth trip operated by the Legendary Black Water Rafting Company.

Includes:

  • Return transport from Rotorua
  • Entry to the Black Labyrinth tour duration three hours
  • Caving, walking and cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glowworms, underwater streams and pools
  • A small waterfall jump

Minimum age 12 years old, minimum weight 45kg.

Adult $240 / Child $144

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $349 / Child $209

To book your Black Labyrinth trip Click Here

With the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Click Here


Complete list of all of our Waitomo and Hobbiton services

All our services departing Rotorua Click Here.