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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 1 week ago

We enjoyed reading the books and seeing the movies. Hobbiton Movie Set was interesting, the tour guide had a lot of information, but it was too scripted. 41 people in each bus (plus the tour guide and the bus driver) that takes you to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your comments. The tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set is NOT conducted by our tour guide as this didn't seem to be clear from your comments as it seemed to be a reflection on our Company which is not the case;...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After searching online for a tour that would take up all day I decided on Auckland Scenic Tours. I am so happy with the service we were provided with. Very easy to book online and confirmation emails where they included a number I could call...More

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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing these lovely comments about our tour, the communication beforehand, the prompt pickup and one of our guides. We thank you for your comments re our communication process with you as for us this is extremely important. I am advised that your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hobbiton was an excellent place to visit. I really does live up to the hype. The place is beautiful and it's amazing to go back to the movies and realize you've been to those places. You get to see all of the Hobbit holes, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for these lovely comments about our tour. These 2 attractions are the 2 most iconic in New Zealand and this tour is the perfect chance to see both of these in a 1 Day Return Excursion out of Auckland. Unfortunately, you can't avoid...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nick was our host and driver. He was amazing. His insights on the country and the attraction were informative and interesting. The van itself is pretty tight but Nick does make the best of it with friendly chatter. The movie set was dreamy and is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for these lovely comments about our tour. You are right that both these attractions are "must sees" and you were fortunate in that one of the ancestors of the original tour guide was your guide in the Caves. We think this is one...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a massive tourist spot, but OMG it is the cutest place I think I have ever been. The place is so well looked after and at any moment you expect Bilbo Baggins to pop out of a door or swagger on up...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing of your magical experience of our tour. Hobbiton is the most iconic attraction in New Zealand. You are clearly a Hobbit fan, but you don't have to be; in fact half of the visitors there annually have never read a Tolkein...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves. The tour guide, David, was personable, always willing to take your photo, helpful and very knowledgeable about all things Kiwi. The tours were fabulous. We especially loved Hobbiton and were so grateful to be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing these lovely comments about our Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings)/Waitomo Caves Tours and about one of our tour guides. This tour is a "must do" as you experienced as you see the 2 most iconic attractions in New Zealand in 1...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour hoping to see a little Auckland and a little of the countryside. This tour was so much more! David took us everywhere you could ever hope to go. We were a very small group and David was attentive to our needs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing these lovely comments about our Full Day Tour of Auckland and the knowledge of one of our guides. This Full Day Tour of Auckland is widely recognized as the most comprehensive tour of Auckland that is available. This is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delightful day, with knowledgeable tour guides, witty banter, and enchanting sights. Hobbiton was every bit as magical as I expected, and the Waitomo glow worm cave was mystical and delightful! Go-you won't be disappointed!More

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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We are committed to providing outstanding tours and an outstanding guest experience. Clearly you experienced this on our Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves Tour. Our commitment to you at the start of the tour was to share one of our very best tours that we have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide David was so lovely. He was thoughtful and energetic, and took care of everything. This was a great tour to see the region, in addition to the big attractions. We learned so much local knowledge on the way, and highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. It was an absolute pleasure for our Company to host you on our Full Day Tour of Auckland as we unfolded its stunning beauty, countryside, key points of interest, our fauna and flora to you. Auckland is one of the largest cities geographically...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fab driver that took us from sky central to both Hobbiton and the caves. Although with two young children, the day seemed rushed and it was extremely hot. The food was buffet style and great value for money. Our guide was fantastic...More

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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your lovely comments about our tour and one of our tour guides. You are right that it is never easy travelling with very young children and particularly the day you travelled which was one of the hottest days recorded in Summer....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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