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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 16 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day—see the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns—and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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

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Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320.07
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

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

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Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

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Explore the Waitakere Ranges rain forest and Auckland’s rugged west coast, including Piha Beach, during an afternoon tour with a guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand flora and fauna. From the Arataki Centre, admire sweeping views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Maori history, stroll the beach, and take a nature walk through a lush rain forest while you experience Auckland's largest regional park.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch
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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch

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Visit the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set on this small-group Hobbiton tour from Auckland. At the Hobbiton Movie Set, visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and peer inside other hobbit holes of the Shire—filming site of ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Your knowledgeable guide points out the Party Tree and the Mill. Enjoy cider, ale, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn, and recharge with lunch at Party Marquee—both included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
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  • 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

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For fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, visiting the official Hobbiton Movie Set is a truly unforgettable experience. On this tour, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport from Auckland and extra attention from your guide thanks to the small group size. On arrival, explore the famous film set on a guided tour, hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movies, and see the Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and the Double Arched bridge. There will also be free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase lunch at the Shire’s Rest Café.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua rank among New Zealand’s top attractions, offering natural beauty, geothermal features, and native culture in equal measure. Ideal for travelers short on time, this adventurous tour takes in both sites in the same day, with entry fees plus round-trip transport from Auckland included. Discover subterranean stalagmites at the famous Waitomo Caves and hit top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens and Lake Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Visit two of the North Island’s most popular attractions in one day on this small-group tour from Auckland. First, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' films on a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. In the afternoon, continue to Rotorua to explore the city and visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, where highlights include geysers, volcanic mud pools, sulphur springs, and geothermal craters.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

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Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Rotorua that can be customized to your interests. Choose a walking tour of the glowworm caves, enjoy independent time in Waitomo, or splash through the caverns on an adventurous rafting or caving tour. Next, head to the Hobbiton Movie Set to explore hobbit holes and sip a hobbit-themed brew at the Green Dragon Inn. This full-day tour includes pickup at selected locations in Rotorua, with drop-off in Rotorua or Auckland.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket

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Auckland’s Sky Tower has stood 1076 feet tall (328 meters) over the city since 1994, and is one of its most popular attractions, especially for first-time visitors. Save money and time by pre-booking your general Sky Tower admission ticket, which allows you to spend one to two hours at three observation levels. Get quickly orientated and spot key landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge, Mount Eden, and Waiheke Island.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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Take in the highlights of New Zealand’s largest city on this half-day tour of Auckland and benefit from an expert guide and small group size. Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -

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This small-group day trip from Auckland features the highlights and hospitality of Rotorua. Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, witness the thermal activity of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, and tour the city with a knowledgeable guide. Opt for additional free time to explore on your own, or upgrade for a private soak at the Polynesian Spa, a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, or a Maori concert. You have the flexibility to return to Auckland or end with drop-off in Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras

Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras

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Explore the Shire and Middle-Earth on this full-day Hobbiton and Rotorua tour from Auckland. Travel through Waikato with a guide and admire panoramic views over the Hauraki Plains. Enjoy a guided tour of Hobbiton — made famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Learn how the set was created, and discover sites you love including the Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn and the Mill. After lunch in Te Puia, head into the geothermal Te Whakarewarewa Valley where shooting geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs await.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour

Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour

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Go Waitomo black-water rafting (cave tubing) for a memorable adventure in the Waitomo Caves. Choose a 3-hour Labyrinth experience that takes you floating underground on an inner tube, including a small waterfall jump. Or upgrade to the 5-hour Black Abyss for an exhilarating abseil (rappel) down limestone walls; instruction and equipment included. The resident glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you! Finish with a hot shower, soup and bagel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo

75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo

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The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are among the most visited attractions of New Zealand’s North Island and Ruakuri Cave is the longest of the underground caves. Explore the magnificent cave on this 75-minute guided walking tour and marvel at the unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glittering glowworms.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

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Experience the mythical world of Middle Earth on a half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Explore the magnificent film set and admire original props from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies on a guided tour; see iconic sites such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, and the Green Dragon Inn; and enjoy a Hobbit-themed lunch (own expense) at the Shires Rest Café.
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  • 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Glowworms Cave Express Tour

Waitomo Glowworms Cave Express Tour

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This small-group tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves provides express service with air-conditioned transport from Auckland. A guide explains the phenomenon of glowworm formations inside the caverns. Afterward, ride on a flat-bottom boat and glide along the Waitomo River while you gaze silently at the glowworms. Get an early start from your hotel and have free time to spend in the afternoon.
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Te Pā Tū featuring the lesser known delicacies of the culture. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

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Spend a day off your cruise ship and get out of the city on this day trip to two popular North Island attractions, Whakarewarewa and Hobbiton. Save time hiring a car and getting used to New Zealand roads; your guide meets you at the port and heads straight into the heartland. Visit Whakarewarewa, a bubbling geothermal landscape and home to the local Māori iwi (tribe), then head across the Kaimai Ranges to Hobbiton, an authentic movie set from the Lord of the Rings.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
"Great trip with a very informative tour guide! Hobbiton tour was amazing and very well timed between the remaining Auckland tour. 7/5!"..."
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
"Bush and Beach Tour company was very professional throughout the tour. Especially Alex our guide/driver was very informative and helpful. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone traveling to New Zealand."..."
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
"Very magical trip. Very well organized. Our driver was very professional, good driver, very accommodating. She shared with us the story of New Zealand, customs, traditions. Hobbiton was magical, views breathtaking. Very well organized. Rotorua glaziers were spectacular. We had very delicious lunch buffet at Rotorua. Caves were magnificent. This trip was a highlight of our journey."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
"Such a great experience on both tours. The scenic views were amazing and tour guides were friendly & knowledgeable. Our tour guide operator Mike was absolutely superb, friendly, funny and extremely informative. We would 💯 recommend this package. Long day but definitely worth it 👌"..."
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
"Awesome half day trip to the beautiful black sands of Piha Beach. Alexander was knowledgeable and a great guide. The rainforest walk was an easy enjoyable stroll. Travel accommodations were comfortable and thoughtful. Would highly recommend."..."
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
"Seeing Bagend and drinking in the Green Dragon were the best, especially the ale and meat pie. Very good."..."
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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch
"The driver kept us entertained with many stories. It might have been useful to have him share more about the countryside. Some of the sharing was done and more depth would be enhanced the trive."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
"A thoroughly delightful shore excursion, well planned and executed. Much natural beauty and human interest."..."
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland
"We had an excellent tour. Our driver made extra stops as well, so that we can get the most of our trip. He was very knowledgeable and made this excursion an unforgettable trip. Thank you so much."..."
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
"We were absolutely amazed by the beauty of the glow worm caves and the active geyser. The drive was a scenic one through lush and verdant lands and countryside and lots of cows and sheep. It was fascinating to hear about the history of New Zealand and the Maori culture from Mani, our guide/driver. He was funny and engaging. This tour is highly recommended!"..."
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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland
"We had a wonderful day out exploring Hobbiton and the geothermal hot springs with Grant our excellent guide."..."
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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua
"I loved both the caves and the Hobbiton tour. Both were unique experiences you can’t get elsewhere and I am so glad I did both! While you are on a small bus for part of the day from Rotorua and back the tours made it worth it. I learned a lot, saw amazing things and would recommend the tours to anyone!"..."
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Skip the Line: Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket
"Amazing time!!! Loved it!!! The staffs were very nice and very helpful. The view was too good! Had good time in the cafe area, food was delicious can't complain."..."
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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour
"A great half day tour of the city and beyond, covering the highlights and more with a very knowledgeable guide."..."
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -
"We thoroughly enjoyed our guides experience and the timetable for the day. The Polynesian baths were a great stop to relax."..."
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Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras
"Had a great time with this full day tour. We only had a couple of days in NZ and we're glad we booked this tour."..."
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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
"A totally new experience, great fun, informative and confident guides to put any fear at ease. Look after them - they’re your biggest asset second to the natural environment and will make it break a trip and recommendation. Mitch and Ollie were the bees knees 🤩🤩"..."
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75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
"I think that this excursion was made particularly special because of our tour guide - Joel. He had a great depth of knowledge but wasn't overpowering in his presentation or personality. I felt like I knew so much more about the history and structure of the Waitomo Caves after this experience. Good Job Joel!"..."
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
"Our guide was the great grandson of the man who discovered the cave. It was amazing. He sang in the cathedral and I cried. The glow worms on the ceiling as we floated on a boat in silence was breathtaking. Highly recommend!!! One of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had."..."
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Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga
"Enjoyed the entire experience. Life long journey with the Hobbit. Was worth every penny we paid. Would do it again."..."
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
"The food and the company it was a fun night great food fun people the staff were great. The scenery was beautiful the harbour full of lights. A great way to see a part of Auckland"..."
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
"Good overall show and dinner...was pretty late on the return ( 10PM ) but bus driver sang to us for fun!"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser
"Well organized & extremely informative! Enjoyed the ride, the Maori village & hobbitown! Guides very knowledgeable."..."
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