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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit two of New Zealand’s top attractions on a combo trip from Auckland. Explore the Shire’s hobbit holes and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour—a favorite for 'Lord of the Rings' fans—and then listen to Maori legends on a boat ride through the mesmerizing Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Along the way, pass through some of the North Island’s most gorgeous landscapes.
US$175.65 per adult
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Go20053292197 wrote a review 2 May
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This is a great place to visit for families especially younger children. The staff have excelled in providing things like the earthquake room, the children’s room and the war exhibits and library. The pre historic section is ok but could be done better and with more exhibits. The problem with history in New Zealand is there isn’t any so in order to attract people in, there has to be a slightly different focus. Hence the museum chooses to bring in a Leggo exhibition and sales promotion. Brilliant for the kids but really, in a museum? Some of the high tech visual exhibits are excellent. I find the Maori section somewhat disappointing and feel this fairly large space could be put to better use. Admission is free for us otherwise we wouldn’t go. Sadly the main library seems to be closed much of the time, don’t know why.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Jess O, Manager at Auckland Museum
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora, thank you for submitting your feedback about your recent visit to Auckland War Memorial Museum. We appreciate you taking the time to share your observations and feedback. Our Research Library is open by appointment between Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 3pm. You can make an appointment by emailing info@aucklandmuseum.com. We've just opened a new suite of galleries Tāmaki Herenga Waka Stories of Auckland and have more new exciting projects in the works, so we hope to welcome you back to Tāmaki Paenga Hira in the near future.
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Milzie wrote a review Apr 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand767 contributions70 helpful votes
Spent over two hours checking out every section. The war memorial section is my favourite and a great way not to forget the sacrifices made by our relatives. Will be back next trip.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Jess O, Manager at Auckland Museum
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora Steve, thanks for taking the time to share this feedback - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you also had time to see our new Stories of Auckland galleries? If not definitely one to see when you're next back. Thanks
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Steph wrote a review Feb 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand27 contributions
Kids loved it! I haven’t been to the museum since I was a kid, great success! They’ve done excellent additions to the building.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Jess O, Manager at Auckland Museum
Responded 11 Apr 2021
Kia ora, we're so happy to hear your kids enjoyed their time in some of our new spaces. Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback.
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Dianne C wrote a review Feb 2021
Waikanae, New Zealand413 contributions68 helpful votes
I had been to this museum years ago, and frankly some of the exhibits seem not to have changed much. But there was a new one which I enjoyed. It envisages that one of Auckland’s many volcanoes - one in the harbour - erupts. You are sitting in your home with a harbour view, as it happens. It’s a bit like the earthquake experience at Te Papa in Wellington. Noise and shaking. Later we visited the Sky Tower, and you can clearly see all the volcanic cones the city is built around. Nice new atrium area with coffee shop, restaurant and souvenir shop. Paid parking underneath, and free parking in the grounds, if there’s any spaces left. Great view over the harbour from the front steps.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Jess O, Manager at Auckland Museum
Responded 11 Apr 2021
Kia ora Dianne, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our Volcanoes gallery. We've also just opened a brand new gallery suite called Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland - we hope you'll visit us again soon to check it out.
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karen+chad wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
came for lego exhibition, if legoland in calfornia was on fire and infested with hordes of the undead it would still be a more worthwhile experience. too expensive. 5stars
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Jess O, Manager at Auckland Museum
Responded 22 Feb 2021
Kia ora Karen, sorry to hear you felt that way about our special exhibition. We'll pass your feedback on.
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