Coastal Pacific *Bus Replacement* 19th April to 23rd April 

We regret to inform you that the Coastal Pacific Train service between 19th and 23rd April 2014 will be replaced by a bus service. This service change is due to landslips caused by the adverse weather conditions which have made the coastal rail track impassable.  Passengers wishing to cancel will receive a full refund. Please contact bookings@kiwirailscenic.co.nz or 0800 250 000 from 9am to 5pm for questions about this service change. Thank you.

Hobbits and caves in one great package

Book now

Discover a little bit of movie magic in the heart of NZ.

Waitomo Caves and its world famous glow worms have been enchanting tourists for years. Combined with a tour of the Hobbiton movie set, the two make for a magical Waikato adventure worthy of the big screen .

No tour is complete without a great guide, so we’ve organised for Jim Archer from Archer Tours to show you round. Take it from us—no one knows the Waikato like Jim.

At the end of the day, relax and unwind at the best accommodation in town, the Novatel Tainui Hamilton Hotel.

Waitomo & Hobbiton Excursion

Ex. Auckland from $1,455 (two adults, 1 night share twin)

1 October 2013 - 31 March 2014

  • Return train travel on the all new Northern Explorer between Auckland and Waitomo/Hamilton.
  • Collection from Otorohanga (Waitomo) Station by Archer Tours.
  • Entry to the Glow Worm Caves at Waitomo, plus lunch.
  • Overnight accommodation and breakfast at the Novotel Tainui Hamilton Hotel.
  • A tour of the world famous Hobbiton movie set.
  • A visit to Hamilton Gardens (time permitting).
  • Transfers to Hamilton railway station for your return trip.

Note: a minimum of two people is required for this package.

Waitomo & Hobbiton Escape

Ex. Wellington/ Auckland from $1,795 (two adults, 3 nights share twin)

1 October 2013 - 31 March 2014

  • Travel between Wellington and Auckland on the all new Northern Explorer train.
  • Collection from Otorohanga (Waitomo) Station by Archer Tours.
  • Entry to the Glow Worm Caves at Waitomo, plus lunch.
  • Two nights accommodation and breakfast at the Novotel Tainui Hamilton Hotel.
  • A tour of the world famous Hobbiton movie set.
  • A visit to Hamilton Gardens (time permitting).
  • Transfers to Hamilton railway station for your return trip.

Note: a minimum of two people is required for this package.

Itinerary

Waitomo and Hobbiton Excursion

Auckland return package

Departing from Auckland on Thursday and Saturday.

 

Depart Auckland Station

7.50 am 

Arrive Otorohanga (Waitomo) Station

10.54 am 

Archer Tours staff will be waiting to pick you up.

 

Tour of Waitomo Caves including lunch.

 

Check-in to Novotel Tainui Hamilton Hotel and relax.

3.00 pm

Overnight accommodation with breakfast included.

 

Morning Hobbiton tour with Archer Tours.

10.30 am

Transfer to Hamilton Station.

 

Train departs.

4.30 pm 

Arrive Auckland Station

6.50 pm 

 

Itinerary

Waitomo and Hobbiton Escape

Auckland - Wellington package

Departing from Auckland on Thursday and Saturday.

 

Depart Auckland Station

7.50 am 

Arrive Otorohanga (Waitomo) Station

10.54 am 

Archer Tours staff will be waiting to pick you up.

 

Tour of Waitomo Caves including lunch.

 

Check-in to Novotel Tainui Hamilton Hotel and relax.

3.00 pm

Overnight accommodation with breakfast included.

 

Morning Hobbiton tour with Archer Tours.

10.30 am

Overnight accommodation with breakfast included.

 

Transfer to Hamilton Station.

9.55 am

Train departs.

10.15 am 

Arrive Wellington Station

6.25 pm 

 

Itinerary

Waitomo and Hobbiton Escape

Wellington - Auckland package

Departing from Wellington on Friday and Sunday.

 

Depart Wellington Station

7.55 am 

Arrive Hamilton Station.

4.30 pm 

Transfrer to the Novotel Hamilton Hotel

 

Check-in to Novotel Tainui Hamilton Hotel and relax.

 

Overnight accommodation with breakfast included.

 

Free morning.

 

Afternoon tour of Waitomo Caves including lunch.

 

Overnight accommodation with breakfast included.

 

Morning Hobbiton tour with Archer Tours.

10.30 am

Free afternoon.

 

Transfer to Hamilton Station.

4.10 am

Train departs.

4.30 pm 

Arrive Auckland Station

6.50 pm