SUGGESTED TRAVEL ITINERARY

Waitomo Experience the Trilogy - Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Caves, Te Puia

Self drive itinerary & driving distance Two day tour from Auckland: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua - Matamata (Hobbiton)

  • Travel from Auckland to Waitomo for Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave
  • ​Continue to Rotorua for Te Puia guided tour
  • Spend the night in Rotorua
  • Head to Matamata for the Hobbiton Tour at Hobbiton Movie Set

Tour from Auckland to Wellington: Auckland - Matamata (Hobbiton) - Waitomo - Rotorua - Wellington

  • Travel from Auckland to Matamata for the Hobbiton Tour at Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Continue to Waitomo for Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave
  • Head to Rotorua for Te Puia guided tour
  • End the trip in Wellington The table below gives you an idea of the travel distances.

Travel Distance

The table below gives you an idea of the travel distances.

To or fromDistanceDriving time
Auckland - Waitomo202 km125 mi2½ hours
Auckland - Hobbiton179 km111 mi2¼ hours
Waitomo - Rotorua147 km91 mi2 hours
Waitomo - Hobbiton83 km52 mi1¼ hours
Hobbiton - Rotorua77 km48 mi1 hour
Rotorua - Wellington451 km280 mi5¾ hours