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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit three top New Zealand destinations—the Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua, and Waitomo Caves—in a single day of exploring on this tour from Auckland or Rotorua. Float down an underground river lit only by sparkling glowworms. Step into the world of Lord of the Rings, at the Hobbiton movie set. Then, check out bubbling geysers and mud pools. This unforgettable adventure follows a route that minimizes travel time and maximizes amazing time.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Te Puia
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 4
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • More sights in less time: Cover three New Zealand highlights in one day
  • Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set plus Rotorua's geysers, hot springs, and more
  • Delve underground into glow worm territory on a Waitomo Caves river cruise
  • Includes lunch plus pickup and drop-off at Auckland or Rotorua hotels
What to Expect
Get picked up at your hotel in Auckland or Rotorua, then board your bus. Upon arrival, tour the Hobbiton Movie Set’s film sites and highlights, and learn how the Lord of the Rings set was created.  After a drink at Hobbiton’s Green Dragon Inn (included), continue to Te Puia in Rotorua. Dine in the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, then tour the simmering mud pools, springs, and geysers fed by Rotorua’s geothermal activity. Tour Waitomo Caves, whose native glowworms shine and sparkle over an underground river. See thousands of glowworms on a boat tour as you learn about the geological significance of the caves. This tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Auckland or Rotorua.
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Important Information
Duration
13h
Inclusions
  • Transport in a small coach
  • Lunch
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from all central city hotels
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • All entrance fees and admission charges
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
  • Morning and afternoon tea are available at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Order of activities can be changed for operational requirements - Tour can start and or finish in Auckland or Rotorua
  • You do not get less time to explore Hobbiton if you add other destinations onto your tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are required by law in NZ in private vehicles for children under 7 years. We recommend the same standard be applied for your child's safety and have them available in all vehicles
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tours are run by local guides and are of a set duration and you get exactly the same time as other visitors who are visiting less places in a day, but with Rotorua you only have approximately 1.5 hours in the area. If you have more time available and are particularly interested in Rotorua we reccomend you either book our overnight tour to the same 3 destinations or buy 2 tours splitting the destinations over 2 days.but putting all 3 destinations in one day is cost effective and for many people just seeing a geyser and a taste of Rotorua is more than enough
  • Hobbiton is a reasonably challenging walk - Please advise if you have mobility issues and if it is avaialble we will book a golf cart for you
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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AppleStud wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas387 contributions84 helpful votes
Early morning pickup at hotels are a great benefit but be on time....one was almost left behind for being 5 minutes late--it's tight for time so pickups have to be timely since 2 of the sights have specific times. We loved all 3. The glow worm was most amazing and Hobbiton was
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Response from FlexiToursNZ1, Manager at Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
Responded 27 Nov 2020
Thank-you for your great review and it is nice to see people who understand why have to ask people to be on time. The more you are on time, the more relaxed and enjoyable your day will be. If you are not trying to catchup all the time you will have more than enough time to enjoy everything. I hope the rest of your holiday went as well
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630TomThumb wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts76 contributions61 helpful votes
A fun 2+ hours ...a bit out of the way but the Shire had to be hidden. The guides were great and if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbot's a must do if close by
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from FlexiToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thanks for your review. Im glad you enjoyed your time at Hobbiton with us. Kind regards, Serhan
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Fatima R wrote a review Feb 2020
Brampton, Canada1 contribution
This was an amazing day trip! We got to see 3 unforgettable locations and were well-entertained throughout the long drive. Me and my husband only had 3 days to see as much as we possibly could in Auckland area and this was the most we could get done in one day. Daryl, our
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from FlexiToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thankyou for your great review! I’m glad you enjoyed your day with us. Our aim is to ensure you have the best day possible! Thankyou for your kind words about Darryl I will let him know. We look forward to having you travel with us again in the future. Kind regards, Serhan
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Tracey S wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions
While this trip includes a lot of driving time, it was well worth it to see 3 fabulous sites in one day, especially if you don't have a lot of time to spend in New Zealand. I think a perfect amount of time was spent in each location and we thoroughly enjoyed the day (I made
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from FlexiToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hi, thankyou for your great review! This tour is set up for people who want to see our top 3 tourist destinations in one day. I’m glad you enjoyed your day with us. Our aim is to ensure you have the best day possible! Kind regards, Serhan
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Expedition567207 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Definitely the best way to see three of the North Islands treasures. Wish had a little more time at each location but that's just a reason to come back!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from FlexiToursNZ, Sales and marketing executive at Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Thank you for you’re review. A little more time at each place would be great however legally it’s impossible (due to driver hours) on our HF3 tour our aim is to provide you with a satisfying amount of time at each destination. We look forward to having you travel with us again in the future. Kind regards. Serhan
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anthonystewarth
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Brilliant Excursion
A brilliant trip from the guides to the actual locations which were stunning in everyway. Everything was done with
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Flexi Tour gives the best experience in New Zealand
Flexi tour is our first travel agency here in NZ and they definitely exceed our expectations. Coming from overseas,
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Flexi tour provides more than a service.
First of all I want to say a huge thank you for my successful engagement proposal to my long time partner at Hobbit
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Fantastic tour guide.
I took the afternoon trip. The day was wonderful, the pick up from our location was a great idea, no need to find
Marzi_Waanders
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Relaxing and fun
It was a fantastic tour! Hobbiton and Spellbound caves were incredible and a must have for any tourist or local. Ou
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Last minute trip to the snow
Lovely to deal with, met our exact needs and communication was excellent. Even contacted to make sure our stay had
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FlexiTours really live up to their name! We rang up and spoke to Phillipa, she was so helpful and had the perfect t
Vanita18
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Wonderful and would recommend to others
The whole tour was very well organised and I did not face any difficulty. Darrell is not only an amazing driver but
diakino
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Amazing and Unforgettable Experience
My partner and I did the Hobbiton and Glowworm Cave Tour from Rotorua on 15 August 2020. This was in the middle of
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Best bus tour ever
Amazing Tours ! I don't drive and I ravel alone so i did a lot of bus tour around the world. This one is by far the
CARRA116
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Wonderful Tour Guides!!
Decided to do a Hobbiton and Rotorua tour from Auckland with FlexiToursNZ. Our tour began very early in the mornin
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What a great day in Rotorua!
Jafa here, 24th January was my birthday and decided to spend time in Rotorua for the day. It was a bloody hot day
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  • Duration: 13h
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