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Auckland Scenic Tours

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Want to see the best of Auckland, Hobbiton and/or the Waitomo Caves in one day? Then Auckland Scenic Tours Award winning tours provide the ideal personalised escorted tours of the “must see” attractions, landscapes and sights of Auckland and beyond...more
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Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The sites themselves are well worth a visit, Waitomo Glowworm caves in particular was magic, but the real treat was our tour guide, David, and the amazing service given by Auckland Scenic Tours. Even when I booked the tour for the wrong day, they were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scottymwatson
DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your views of the best 1 Day Excursion out of Auckland, our company and one of our tour guides. We appreciated this. We pride ourselves on the knowledge, affability, professionalism and attention-to-detail of all our guides You were lucky to get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome day on this tour. Our driver and guide Louise was punctual, friendly and ensured that everyone had a good time. The tour ran so smoothly thanks to her. Hobbiton was on our must see list. The drive is about 2/2.5 hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We were privileged to share these 2 iconic attractions with you. Thank you for your lovely comments on one of our tours guides who thought outside the square re lunch arrangements following traffic delays en route due to an accident which changed our normal timings....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hobbiton/Waitomo caves combo tour is worth doing! Tour is well organized. And our driver/tour guide Nick is the best! He’s informative, friendly, and very accommodating. The drive was smooth, and on time. When we arrived at the Hobbitton movie set, we were given tickets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carmel G
DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your comments on our Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves Combo Tour. Whilst the tour is a 2 hour tour, I agree that you could stay there all day and just marvel at the construction, how well manicured and kept the set is and just...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were excited for this trip but being from Orlando and being used to tourist spots being disappointed, we were ready to face the reality that this may not be great. We saw a lot of photos and they all look pretty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

After reading your lovely comments, we felt truly privileged to share these 2 iconic attractions with you both. I can see that you marvelled as the Movie Set came alive in front of your eyes. Then later going to the Waitomo Caves for what is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The duo tour of Hobbiton and Waitomo Glowworm Caves is a perfect way to spend a day in Auckland. Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable and fun and the attractions we saw were amazing. You might be a little tired by the end of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your lovely comments. Our Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings)/Waitomo Caves Combo tour is recognized as the best 1 day return excursion out of Auckland and as you mention our small group sizes of 11 in our transportation ensures a highly personalized...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our little party of three had the most genuine of tour guides who knew some incredible historic information about landmarks along the way to our destinations (Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves). If you get the chance be chauffeured by Nicholas, you will be both enlightened and delighted with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scotty W
DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We loved your headline and we can see that you all had a very special day that you will treasure for a long time, made even more special by one of our tour guides and we really appreciated these comments. All our guides are highly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both Hobbiton and the Glowworm caves are trip highlights, but they're so far away from Auckland that seeing them both in 1 day is really the best way to maximize your time and travel experience. Hobbiton is a must see, the film crew really created...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lindsey P
DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for sharing you lovely comments about our Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves Combo Tour and one of our tour guides. You are right that both these attractions, near each other, are 2 hours south of Auckland. Our Combo Tour is unquestionably the best 1...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. Driver was informative and fun, a lovely fellow. It was suck a long drive from Auckland but it gave us time to relax and take in the scenery. So beautiful. Hobbit I was amazing, could not fault it. The food was great,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachel R
DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments about our tour, the special scenic route that we take and one of or tour guides. You are right that Hobbiton is 2 hours from Auckland and the Caves are just nearby. We mitigate this journey by taking as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Combo tour and it was all worth it. Nick was awesome and his good humour has made the trip perfect. :)More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your comments on our Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings)/Waitomo Caves Combo Tour and one of our tour guides. we have designed our tour, as you will have experienced, to miss all the queues and crowds. You would have valued the special...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Alex was incredibly friendly, interacting individual with us to make sure we were having a great time at all the stops. The set was much larger than I thought, which was wonderful. Still easy to walk without tiring yourself out. The cider was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your comments. I can see you had a fabulous day and enjoyed relaxing in the Green Dragon at the end of your tour sipping on a complimentary cider (included in our tour). We really appreciate your comments on one of our...More

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Momofthre3
19 May 2018|
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Response from DavidS23368 | Property representative |
We would love to take you to Hobbiton and back or show you our fabulous City. Both products available on line
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Momofthre3
18 May 2018|
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Hi. We presume that you are on the Radiance of the Seas which arrives in port at 6:30am and leaves at 6pm. You do not have time to do both Hobbiton and the Caves. You could do one or the other but definitely not both. You... More
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almurray35
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Response from DavidS23368 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Cambridge is about a 30 minute drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Google maps will likely show you 2 routes that you could take Tours operate from 9am to 3:30pm, though later in summer.
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