Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight from Heletranz Heliport, Auckland viewing the rugged black sand beaches of the West Coast, as you follow the coastline down to Raglan, before turning inland to land at Waitomo Caves.
Your Waitomo Glow worm Caves, Guided Trip takes you down into the caves, onto a boat, where you float through caves lit with Glow Worms as well as an excellent display of Stalactite and Stalagmite structures. 45 minute guided tour.
Re-board your waiting helicopter for the flight to land at The Shires Rest Café™ in Matamata.
Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Sir Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Your two hour tour starts from The Shires Rest™ with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the 12 acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created.
The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn™, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Receive one complimentary refreshment at the end of your tour, from the exclusively crafted Southfarthing™ range.
Your tour ends at The Shires Rest™. You will have one hour pre or post Tour to visit The Store or Café for a refreshment, before you re-board your helicopter for the return flight to the Heletranz Heliport.
Return scenic helicopter flights from Heletranz in Albany, Auckland to Waitomo and Hobbiton and return
Return private vehicle transfers from Auckland CBD to Heletranz Heliport
Standard tour entry fees for Waitomo and Hobbiton.
Helicopter/pilot Ground/Wait time in Waitomo and Hobbiton
Mechanics Bay Helipad, Auckland City – pick up/drop off
Continue afterwards to overnight in Rotorua or Taupo