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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Travelers with limited time in New Zealand who want to check out some of the North Island's top attractions will love this action-packed day tour. Departing Auckland, stop at the Hobbiton Movie Set, for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' movies. Continue to the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, and be amazed by the colors, sights, and smells of the volcanic area.
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  • Pass by Auckland Central
    Pass by Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Government Gardens
    Pass by Blue Baths
  • 4
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • Hotel transfers from select Auckland hotels are included
  • Learn more on fully guided tours of Hobbiton, Wai-O-Tapu, and Rotorua city
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle with Wi-Fi, and receive snacks and bottled water
  • A fun day out that appeals to travelers with a range of interests
Important Information
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park
  • Rotorua City Highlights fully guided tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours’ notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lorrainec270 wrote a review Mar. 9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom26 contributions11 helpful votes
It was an early start but we were met with a smile and promise of a quick coffee stop by our tour guide, Grant. He drove us to Hobbiton in time for the first tour and gave us some great commentary along the way. Loved our tour of The Shires then we headed for a lunch stop in
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Mónica Lee wrote a review Mar. 2
1 contribution
We enjoyed our tour with Grant ! He is so knowledgeable, explains and gives so much information not only regarding the sights but also about this beautiful country. Thank you 😊
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Date of experience: March 2020
slam15 wrote a review Feb. 2020
United States3 contributions3 helpful votes
We had Simon as a driver and guide who was very knowledgable and engaging! He was fun to chat with about all things New Zealand and gave us great insight on the sites.
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Date of experience: February 2020
ecki2010 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Frankfurt, Germany9 contributions3 helpful votes
I did this tour with Andre as our guide and I really enjoyed spending the day with him. Good driver, very funny guy and loads of knowledge not only about the sights we visited but also on everything related to the country, nature, Maori culture etc. I was only on a one-day
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Date of experience: February 2020
Di Anne wrote a review Jan. 2020
2 contributions
Cannot say enough positive words about this tour! Was picked up in the time frame they specified, the trips were comfortable and Lou and Anko ensured there were plenty of quick stops to avoid restlessness. Lou lives up to the cheeky kiwi name, providing some playful banter
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
A thoroughly excellent day out.
An excellent day tour. The opportunity to see sunrise on the journey and being on the first trip round Hobbiton
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Long day but two good attractions
If a tour gets me up before 6AM and has me in a van for 12 hours it better be good. Tour started out well with all
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Dien H
Hobbiton day trip
We had a pleasant trip to visit Hobbiton. Michael, our tour guide/driver managed to keep everyone informed,
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Eric P
Great Experience
My wife and I loved the tour from start to finish. Our guide Michael was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and
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Dan e
Chicago, Illinois
Highly recommend
We did this tour in February. Andrei was out driver and guide. He was very informative. Wai-O-Tapu was awesome.
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Dan e
Chicago, Illinois
Excellent experience
Coming from United States where we drive on the opposite side of road, we were apprehensive whether we should
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Afonso Araujo
Great tour!
Great tour! The travel agency was very ponctual and everything was perfect. Hobbiton is great fun and have a
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Galway, Ireland
Day trip to Milford Sounds
Went on a day tour to Milford sounds. Callum was our tour guide. His fun nature made our trip very pleasurable and
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An interesting day trip, to see the glow worms. Hobbiton is not worth the money, just a tourist trap.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
What a great day!!!
It was an early start but we were met with a smile and promise of a quick coffee stop by our tour guide, Grant. He
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  • Duration: 13h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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