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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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Tour snapshot
Hotel transfers from select Auckland hotels are included
Duration:
13h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    13h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Travelers with limited time in New Zealand who want to check out some of the North Island's top attractions will love this action-packed day tour. Departing Auckland, stop at the Hobbiton Movie Set, for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' movies. Continue to the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, and be amazed by the colors, sights, and smells of the volcanic area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn more on fully guided tours of Hobbiton, Wai-O-Tapu, and Rotorua city
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle with Wi-Fi, and receive snacks and bottled water
  • A fun day out that appeals to travelers with a range of interests
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn more on fully guided tours of Hobbiton, Wai-O-Tapu, and Rotorua city
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle with Wi-Fi, and receive snacks and bottled water
  • A fun day out that appeals to travelers with a range of interests
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56760P2
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports of Auckland (pick up from M Social Hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours’ notice).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports of Auckland (pick up from M Social Hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours’ notice).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tirau
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Rotorua
  • 4
    Auckland
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Shell R
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Had an amazing day with Grant as our tour guide. He had snack for us since our tour starts so early, and greeted each one of those pick up with the biggest smile! He was nice, funny and knowledgeable about the country - got lots of inside info about NZ. Hobbiton was fun and Wal-O-Tapu was gorgeous. Absolutely loved my experience!
Written 15 April 2020
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Lorrainec270
Edinburgh, UK27 contributions
It was an early start but we were met with a smile and promise of a quick coffee stop by our tour guide, Grant. He drove us to Hobbiton in time for the first tour and gave us some great commentary along the way. Loved our tour of The Shires then we headed for a lunch stop in Rotorua - great recommendation by Grant. Next stop, Wai-o-Tapu which, again, did not disappoint. Had a fabulous day and would highly recommend this company. Grant was everything you could ask for in a guide and his driving skill, when we were hit by torrential rain on the journey back, was second to none. Thank you Grant, for a great experience on our trip to Auckland.
Written 10 March 2020
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Mónica Lee
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed our tour with Grant ! He is so knowledgeable, explains and gives so much information not only regarding the sights but also about this beautiful country. Thank you 😊
Written 3 March 2020
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slam15
United States3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had Simon as a driver and guide who was very knowledgable and engaging! He was fun to chat with about all things New Zealand and gave us great insight on the sites.
Written 28 February 2020
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ecki2010
Frankfurt, Germany10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I did this tour with Andre as our guide and I really enjoyed spending the day with him. Good driver, very funny guy and loads of knowledge not only about the sights we visited but also on everything related to the country, nature, Maori culture etc. I was only on a one-day stopover in Auckland and I feel I made the most out of it by going on this tour with Andre.
Written 12 February 2020
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Di Anne
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Cannot say enough positive words about this tour! Was picked up in the time frame they specified, the trips were comfortable and Lou and Anko ensured there were plenty of quick stops to avoid restlessness.

Lou lives up to the cheeky kiwi name, providing some playful banter with the token Aussie in the group 🙋🏻‍♀️

These guys work hard to give an amazing tour considering they have as long a day as us tourists, plus they have to do their job!! xx

Absolutely recommend them!
Written 24 January 2020
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Liz A
19 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Andre was our very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Being Brits we like a bit of cheeky humour, and Andre certainly brought that. With only 4 of us on the tour we got a very personal experience and Andre was committed to making sure we saw as much as possible in the time we had with a few surprises along the way. Great value for money and time well spent.
Written 23 January 2020
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Amber
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
This trip was totally amazing. beautiful scenery, wonderful guide,and full of lots off active adventures. Every step led to a new insights of the old world, and our brilliant guide was always ready with his narration of the history of the land and people. Don't miss this trip!
Written 22 January 2020
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Caro L
1 contribution
Jan 2020
I really enjoyed my day on this Cheeky Kiwi tour. Our guides were Grant and Amelia (trainee). Grant was very knowledgeable and communicated clearly all the info we needed for a great experience. Both guides were friendly and welcoming. The sites were fantastic - I was skeptical that Hobbiton would be too cheesy or gimmicky, but that wasn't the case and I loved it!
I requested in advance to be dropped in Rotorua rather than travel back to Auckland, and was fully expecting to be left in a central downtown location - but Grant dropped me right at the door of my accommodation, which was lovely.
I would definitely use this tour company again if I get the chance.
Written 20 January 2020
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Megan H
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Kenna was an excellent guide from Auckland to Hobbiton. She had so much energy for an early wake up call and it was so refreshing. Kenna showed us a great LOTR spot on the way for pictures and gave good advice for the Hobbiton trip.

André was our trusty guide to Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu. He has a profound knowledge of volcanic activity, conservation, flora and fauna and everything Maori. There was never a dull moment during our roadtrip to Wai-O-Tapu and back to Auckland.

All in all, Kenna and André were so amazing and knowledgable! I would go again in a heartbeat.

Things to ask for: André playing the smallest violin
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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