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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
  • 4
    Stop: 5 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
  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Rotorua
  • 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
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking
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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 aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours’ notice).
  • 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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Shell R wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Had an amazing day with Grant as our tour guide. He had snack for us since our tour starts so early, and greeted each one of those pick up with the biggest smile! He was nice, funny and knowledgeable about the country - got lots of inside info about NZ. Hobbiton was fun and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lorrainec270 wrote a review Mar 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom27 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 2020
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
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About the operator

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By: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
Te Anau to Milford Sound
Excellent communication. Lance was a most excellent driver and guide. We had a great day made even better by Lance'
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Fantastic day trip and tour guide!
Fantastic day trip. Thanks to Brendon. I do really enjoy the trip even though the weather was not great. Looking fo
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We bought our tour from Queenstown and would definitely do it again. If you want to get the most out of your Milfo
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Great Customer Service - Above and Beyond.
I made a last minute booking with Cheeky Kiwi Travel and was surprised that they took my booking. Then it happened
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Fantastic day trip
Big thank you to Michael & Brendon for the amazing trip - you both were super hospitable, extremely friendly. Thank
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Great experience!
Amazing trip and awesome experience. Big thanks to Nick for making this trip great. You're such an awesome!. Hoping
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Awesome, great and worth it....
Thanks to Mr Michael Healey and Mr Manny (the man standing beside us) for a wonderful day during our trip. Keepin
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Highly recommended
Company is helpful in answering my questions. The tour was great. Tour guide is good. Overall great experience!
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Lovely trip to Mt Cook
My girlfriend and I had an amazing time with Kreig on our tour to Mt Cook! Although the weather was not at its best
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I joined Waitomo cave and Hobbiton small tour with Michael. He is an amazing and passionate person who connected ec
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Queenstown to Milford Sounds
Voyaged in a mini bus to Te Anau and then Milford Sounds from Queenstown. Callum ( driver ) was very informative o
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Chock full day
High standard of service, all perfectly well organized, no stress, many things in a short amount of time without fe
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Incredible time
Amazing day at Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves!! The guide was really nice, Michael, and he kept us entertained during t
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Samantha M
Great day out
Awesome tour with Michael. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Perfect amount of time spent at each location. Transpo
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Fun day trip out to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves on a Saturday long weekend, friendly crew; Michael is an amazing dri
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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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