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

You will visit three amazing destinations in one day.  Hobbiton which is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. This tour will bring you to the movie set in Hobbiton, where you will be swept away into the world of The Hobbit. After that you will travel to Rotorua and spend approximately 1.5 hours while enjoying a cafe lunch and visiting the Thermal Valley at Te Puia.

Please note that this is a very short time in Rotorua and if you want more time please book an overnight tour or Waitomo or Hobbiton on a separate day. After leaving Rotorua, we travel to Waitomo to visit the Waitomo Caves. The tours at both Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves are of a set duration and are not shortened. This tour is flexible with options to to start or finish in Auckland or Rotorua.
Guaranteed departure - Due to low numbers and sustained losses caused by Covid 19, until further notice we will need a minimum of 4 people (or price equivalent) to run tours

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Duration 13 hours
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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Experienced driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from all central city hotels
    • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
    • All entrance fees and admission charges
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    What's excluded :
    • Morning and afternoon tea are available at own expense
    • Gratuities
    • Admission Fee to Te Puia and time in the actual reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand

    Join the 2 hour Bus and walking tour at Hobbiton run by a local guide - you will rejoin our coach and guide at the Green Dragon to travel to your next destination

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

    Sightseeing around Rotorua to see Government Gardens, Lake front and central areas

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand

    After this tour you will travel to Rotorua (approximately 55 minutes) to Te Puia where you will have a lunch From the restaurant you will have great views of the thermal valley and geysers

    It is important to note that Te Puia is now introducing a fabulous new product – This is a 90 minute guided tour of the cultural and thermal areas and are not allowing unguided entry into the Reserve. There is not enough time to include the tour in this programme. You will get great views of the geyser and thermal valley from the restaurant and a good photo opportunity. We will now include a tour of other key areas of Rotorua such as the lakefront, government gardens previously not seen on the HF3 tour

    There is no longer an opportunity for you to quickly explore on your own

    If you wish to spend time in Te Puia and join a guided tour you will need to book an over night tour or 2 separate day tours to give more time in Rotorua

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

    Visit the Waitomo Caves- Join a tour run by locals and where you exit in a small boat through the Glow-worm Cavern

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredHotel pickups in city centre at 6:30am We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We only go to the hotels/accommodation which are booked for that day. We also offer a subsidized shuttle service for people staying out of the city centre to bring them to meet the tour coach. Please liaise with us re where you are to be picked up. It is essential you get in contact with this information as soon as possible. Guaranteed departure - We need a minimum of 4 people to travel. If numbers are low we will not cancel automatically but will consult with you with rescheduling options or a low number price surcharge to allow us to run
    Departure Time :
    06:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Order of activities can be changed for operational requirements - Tour can start and or finish in Auckland or Rotorua
    • You do not get less time to explore Hobbiton if you add other destinations onto your tour
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant seats are required by law in NZ in private vehicles for children under 7 years. We recommend the same standard be applied for your child's safety and have them available in all vehicles
    • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves tours are run by local guides and are of a set duration and you get exactly the same time as other visitors who are visiting less places in a day, but with Rotorua you only have approximately 1.25 hours in the area. If you have more time available and are particularly interested in Rotorua we recommend you either book our overnight tour to the same 3 destinations or buy 2 tours splitting the destinations over 2 days.but putting all 3 destinations in one day is cost effective and for many people just seeing a geyser and a taste of Rotorua is more than enough. This is more important with Te Puia no longer allowing unguided customers a short look around the reserve
    • Hobbiton is a reasonably challenging walk - Please advise if you have mobility issues and if it is avaialble we will book a golf cart for you
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • If you are feeling unwell, please reschedule. We will not carry any passengers who are displaying cold of flue like symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-14795P1

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