Departing from Rotorua, Waitomo Wanderer takes you to Waitomo and Hobbiton with plenty to see before you even arrive.

Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton from Rotorua

Rotorua to Waitomo, Hobbiton and Auckland

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 so you can enjoy a day of excitement and intrigue at Waitomo and the Hobbiton Movie Set.

We pick up and drop off from your accommodation and can combine transport with tours at Waitomo and Hobbiton. If you like you can continue with us to finish in Auckland.

 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.

Above-ground activities include horse riding, jet boating, a wildlife park and a Kiwi culture show. The extensive bush area around Waitomo offer bush walks, the natural Limestone Bridge and the Marokopa Falls.

Our tour departs Rotorua daily at 7am with pickups from your accommodation starting at 6:45am. We arrive back in Rotorua at 4pm although if you decide to add on the Hobbiton Movie Set tour it will be 6:35pm.

Some of our more popular trips from Rotorua include:

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 Caves.

Includes:

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

Adult $169 / Child $85

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $278 / Child $139

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 Caves with the Ruakauri 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 caves duration 45 minutes
  • Entry to Ruakuri Caves duration 2 hours
  • Free time to explore Waitomo

Adult $199 / Child $99

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $308 / Child $154

To book your 2 Caves Combo trip Click Here

With the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Click Here

 

Black Labyrinth

Black Labyrinth Tour

Black Labyrinth and the Black Abyss

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 $250 / Child $250

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $359 / Child $359

To book your Black Labyrinth trip Click Here

With the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Click Here


Black Abyss

Blackwater Rafting Tour Waitomo

Blackwater Rafting Tour Waitomo

Day trip from Rotorua that includes the five hour Black Abyss trip operated by the Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

Includes:

  • Return transport from Rotorua
  • Entry to the Black Abyss tour duration five hours
  • Caving , walking, cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Abseil a unique 35 metre tomo (abseiling training provided)
  • Glowworms, underwater streams and pools
  • Whizz down the flying fox and climb three waterfalls

Minimum age 16 years old, minimum weight 45kg. The experienced guides will support and encourage you through the whole breathtaking tour.

 Adult $350 / Child – Not Available

  • add the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Adult $459 / Child – Not Available

To book your Black Abyss trip Click Here

With the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Click Here

 

Complete list of all of our Waitomo and Hobbiton services

For all our Waitomo Wanderer services departing Rotorua Click Here.

For all our Glowworms, Geysers and Goblins services departing Auckland Click Here.