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

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

Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Tour snapshot
Hotel transfers from select Auckland hotels are included
Duration:
13h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56760P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports of Auckland (pick up from M Social Hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports of Auckland (pick up from M Social Hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tirau
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Rotorua
  • 4
    Auckland
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Sam Inonog
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
Jun 2022
First of all, I booked the Hobbiton, Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu Day Tour the day before I want to travel. Most travel sites are unavailable or minimum booking must be for two people. I was glad that the booking went fast and easy in this company.

After a few minutes of booking, I got an email which states that Rotorua and Wai-O Tapu will be unavailable. I commend how effecient their staff was in relaying this information and we coordinated what will happen next.

The day of the tour, Mani picked me up in the hotel and he is very energetic and welcoming. It was a small group so it was easy to get familiar with them, especially when Mani came up with activities for all of us. He drove us safely and I must tell you that this guy is full of knowledge about NZ's culture, places and people. He is a very cheerful and helpful person, even outside of our tour group. Mani's van is also clean and snacks were provided by him.

Overall I would say:
√ Cleanliness and safety of the transportation
√ Mani (our tour guide/driver) was friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable
√ Good deal in price
√ Staff were efficient

Thank you!
Highly recommended when visiting NZ.
Written 21 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lorrainec270
Edinburgh, UK27 contributions
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 Rotorua - great recommendation by Grant. Next stop, Wai-o-Tapu which, again, did not disappoint. Had a fabulous day and would highly recommend this company. Grant was everything you could ask for in a guide and his driving skill, when we were hit by torrential rain on the journey back, was second to none. Thank you Grant, for a great experience on our trip to Auckland.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ecki2010
Frankfurt, Germany10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
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 stopover in Auckland and I feel I made the most out of it by going on this tour with Andre.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amber
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
This trip was totally amazing. beautiful scenery, wonderful guide,and full of lots off active adventures. Every step led to a new insights of the old world, and our brilliant guide was always ready with his narration of the history of the land and people. Don't miss this trip!
Written 22 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

princes m
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Traveling with Mr. Grant, our tour guide, was so amazing. He shared a lot about the history of New Zealand, tips, and jokes while he was driving safely. He provided cake bar and water for breakfast, and chips and water for afternoon snacks. He also offered a sunblock lotion for our skin protection. It was a very great experience!!!
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Caro L
1 contribution
Jan 2020
I really enjoyed my day on this Cheeky Kiwi tour. Our guides were Grant and Amelia (trainee). Grant was very knowledgeable and communicated clearly all the info we needed for a great experience. Both guides were friendly and welcoming. The sites were fantastic - I was skeptical that Hobbiton would be too cheesy or gimmicky, but that wasn't the case and I loved it!
I requested in advance to be dropped in Rotorua rather than travel back to Auckland, and was fully expecting to be left in a central downtown location - but Grant dropped me right at the door of my accommodation, which was lovely.
I would definitely use this tour company again if I get the chance.
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

islandpridez
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Our tour guides Andre and Emelia were excellent, learned alot about New Zealand from them. It was a long ride from Auckland to the tour spot but they definintly kept us entertained the whole way. If you end up with them on your future tour you'll have a blast and a wonderful experience for sure
Written 9 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia
2 contributions
Dec 2019
I had a great time during this tour experience. It's always nerve-racking when you first start because you are not sure what to expect or how the day will turn out but I had no reason to worry. Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable and well organized. Even though there was a lot of ground to cover during our tour, I never felt rushed or that I missed an opportunity for a photo or experience.

I very much recommend this tour to others.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liz A
19 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Andre was our very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Being Brits we like a bit of cheeky humour, and Andre certainly brought that. With only 4 of us on the tour we got a very personal experience and Andre was committed to making sure we saw as much as possible in the time we had with a few surprises along the way. Great value for money and time well spent.
Written 23 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shell R
1 contribution
Feb 2020
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 Wal-O-Tapu was gorgeous. Absolutely loved my experience!
Written 15 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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