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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by Auckland Central
    Pass by Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Government Gardens
    Pass by Blue Baths
  • 4
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • Hotel transfers from select Auckland hotels are included
  • 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
Important Information
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park
  • Rotorua City Highlights fully guided tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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 below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours’ notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Shell R wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lorrainec270 wrote a review Mar 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom27 contributions11 helpful votes
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
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Mónica Lee wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
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 😊
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Date of experience: March 2020
slam15 wrote a review Feb 2020
United States3 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
ecki2010 wrote a review Feb 2020
Frankfurt, Germany9 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
100% recommend, Perfect!!
Today I had a perfect day with Cheeky Kiwi Travel!!! Michael was our driver and guide and he did amazing!! He was r
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Fantastic 3-day Tour 🤩😍
Hi Tania, How are you? I would like to commend you and company for giving us a special tour 😊 And also our tour
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Great experience great day.Michael is a good person and perfect guide We were just 2 in the van and yet he still ag
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So from my experience I'm looking at 3 positives and 1 negative. Positives : 1. The Tour Operator was super kind
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It's a worthy day trip from Auckland
Everything was perfect except the weather. The movie set is so huge and interesting enough for people who haven't e
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A Day of Pleasure
We enjoyed Hobbiton. I am unsteady on my legs but found I could cope with the one hour walk. The tour was very in
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Amazing guide
Our guide, Michael is very friendly and hospitable despite us being a little late for pick up. He ensures that we’
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Best Hobbiton Day Tour!
Had THE most amazing day travelling to Hobbiton with Cheeky Kiwi Travel 😄 Was so great to finally get to tick off
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Unexpected Journey to Hobbiton!!!
Great trip, highly recommend it! Scenery was beautiful and Mike our guide/driver was super knowledgeable about the
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Good experience!
It was my first trip in NZ. First I was little nervous because I am alone. but thanks to nice guide and friends I
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Great day!
A long but enjoyable day trip. We took in Hobbiton and the Waitomo caves. It was a lovely day but it was a long day
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hobbiton tour with sun
We had the chance to have a lot of sun during the tour, the driver was very friendly. I have enjoy a lot The Hobbit
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Lovely, friendly complete Tour
What a lovely day exploring both Hobbiton movie set and Waitomo glowworms caves . Grant, our guide, was very frie
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Very nice tour!
We had a very nice and interesting tour. Our tourguide Michael was very friendly and gave us many interesting infor
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Would Do Again!
Had an excellent time on this tour! Our tour guide/driver, Michael, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and overall,
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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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