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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

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Overview
You can design your own ideal day with a full-day tour to Waitomo. Choose between Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave and or Hobbiton! At the famous Waitomo Caves Waitomo Glowworm Cave, you will skip the queues and ride a boat beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in the famous Waitomo Cave. Choose to either have free time in Waitomo and stroll through native forests and the spectacular limestone landscape or visit the nearby Ruakuri cave. The vast Ruakuri Cave features waterfalls and limestone formations. Feeling adventurous? Join us for a sensational underground Black Water Rafting Adventure, floating down an underground stream on a rubber tube admiring the glowworms above. Choose to add on Hobbiton Movie Set (2 hour guided tour) and drink at the Green Toad on completion. Finish your day in Auckland or Rotorua. Please note; if you decide to end your day in Auckland and do not want to join the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour you will have a 2-hour wait at Hobbiton
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Important Information
Departure Point
1167 Fenton St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Waitomo activity of choice (The Waitomo Cave option you have selected)
  • Hobbiton Movies Set tour (if chosen)
  • Pickup from centrally located meeting point
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
  • Glowworm Cave Option includes Waitomo Glowworm Caves Only - (45 minute Tour including boat ride)
  • 2 Caves Option Includes Waitomo Glowworm Cave (45 Minute tour) PLUS Ruakuri Caves (2 Hour Tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Hobbiton, unless chosen at check out
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child ages 4–14 half price of adult
  • Black Labyrinth: Minimum age 12 years old, minimum weight 99 pounds (45 kg.)
  • Black Abyss: Minimum age 16 years old, 99 pounds (45 kg.)
  • If doing a Black Abyss or Black Labyrinth Tour, a wet suit will be provided for you. However, please bring swimwear to wear underneath your wetsuit as well as a towel and a warm change of clothes.
  • Please note: if you decide to end your day in Auckland and do not want to join the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour you will have two hours at Hobbiton to relax in their cafe.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
21Reviews
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edward e wrote a review Dec. 7
3 contributions
Super excellent service and professional tour guide We went to Watomo cave and Rukuri caves , very scenic and beautiful places One thing need to mention is , i have left over my jacket at a cafe . the tour guide Christine and Murray helped me bring it over to the hotel i
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Date of experience: December 2019
Daydream65801291495 wrote a review Dec. 1
1 contribution
Amazing cave tours. Travel between the locations were also a joy. The shuttle drivers were exceptionally friendly and good guides.
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Intae K wrote a review Sep. 2019
2 contributions
Good for my family holiday in new Zealand and Happy trip and fun for the kids. We are neighbor with Australia and new Zealand.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua
Responded Oct. 23, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to review us. Yes, this sure is a great activity for the entire family. Kids love the glowworms - It is a proper adventure for them
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Travel Tape wrote a review Aug. 2019
30 contributions1 helpful vote
Convenient trip with lots of things to see and experience. though we had to pay extra for the second route of glowworm caves. Hobbiton was really scenic and extraordinary.
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Date of experience: November 2018
Response from HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua
Responded Oct. 5, 2019
Many Thanks for the review! We offer a variety of add-ons on our tours. Our most popular trip is the Two Cave and Hobbiton Trip. We provide customers with the option to upgrade on the day if only One Cave has been booked. This is a great opportunity to see the diversity between both caves. Both caves are both very different and unique! Hobbiton is definitely a must-see!
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Todd M wrote a review Jun. 2019
862 contributions83 helpful votes
First things first, if you rented a car, buy tickets direct from the caves and Hobbiton, DO NOT take this “tour”. My family and I travel a lot and were highly unsatisfied with our days outing with Headfirst Travel. They do not offer a “tour”, they are a taxi service that
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Response from HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua
Responded Jul. 1, 2019
Hi Todd Thank you so much for your valuable feedback it certainly appears you had a less than an enjoyable day. We endeavour to provide a memorable experience for a range of customers and clearly we got some parts of your trip wrong. We apologise. There are several points in your feedback that we can immediately work on and improve. We take a massive pride in our drivers and consider one of our key differences is the way in which they interact with our customers! One of our key company focuses and passions is that our drivers are BALL promoters BALL stands for Bringing Along Local Legends) to deliver our customers a unique and memorable day. We know our BALL Team driver / guides go out of their way to make every trip an interesting one and we need to give them the tools to help achieve this. In this case it sounds like you don’t think the driver has a acheived this core value and we have already followed up. We are disappointed ourselves that the day trip did not leave on time and that you had to wait so long for your departure / this was due to another passenger being 20 minutes late. Our driver Kristine had also notified us off the battery on the microphone and we have now fixed this. Honestly, we really appreciate your feedback and feel it is the only way we can grow and improve as a business. We have taken everything very seriously and will try to make things more clearly from the start. Regards Headfirst Travel Team
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