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Full-Day Hobbiton and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

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

    Join a guided walking tour of Hobbiton with a local guide - note the terrain is uneven - please let us know if you have any mobility problems so we can try and get assistance for you

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Te Puia is where we have a buffet lunch which is a mixture of Maori traditional and typical New Zealand food - Food is labelled and there is a wide range of dishes suiting all dietary requirements, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan.

    You have the opportunity to explore the Thermal Valley, See Kiwi Bird and to visit the Maori arts and crafts institute -

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

    Sightseeing in and around the Rotorua area

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person

    We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We only go to the hotels/accomodation which are booked for that day. We also offer a subsidised shuttle service for people staying our 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
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    • Buffet Lunch - vegetarian and gluten free options available
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off and other meeting points by arrangement including private addresses in the central metropolitan area
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Local taxes
    • 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
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
    • Food and drinks unless specified
    • Personal expenses and gratuities
    • 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
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult - chldren under tour cannot travel on group tour - We can arrange private tours for families travelling with children under 2
    • 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 for a small optional gratuity for the use of seat and child restraint for the day
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    With one full day to get the most out of the area around Auckland I booked with Flexitours. The day was torrential with rain but our driver got us safely to Hobbiton and Rotorua for sightseeing in terrible traffic and weather conditions. She was full...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Laura B
    Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

    My tour with flexi tours was amazing. Easy booking and picked up at my accomodation by our friendly driver Daryl who made sure we all got to know each other and kept us entertained with lots of information on the drive to Te Puia. We...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank lollipop211
    Sherpa11674828526, Assistant manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

    Hi, Thanks for the great review. Glad Darryl was able to make your day super easy and looked after you for your first day in NZ! i will be sure to pass your comments onto him directly. also glad to hear you enjoyed Hobbiton and...More

    Reviewed January 3, 2019

    I think this is the perfect tour to combine 2 destinations a ways away from Auckland in a day. I did a long tour of Waitomo a different day because I thought all 3 places in a day would be a bit cramped. Rotorua was...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Amy M
    Sherpa11674828526, Assistant Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

    Hi, Thank you for your amazing review. Great to hear that you customized your tour and spread it over 2 days so you are able to enjoy the caves and Rotorua for longer we do often suggest this to a lot of our customers to...More

    Reviewed December 10, 2018

    I will preface this review by stating that I am an award winning travel blogger and world traveler. I have taken full day trips to destinations all over the world including recent tours in Australia and New Zealand. I booked this tour since we had...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank TheSophisLife
    Philippa D, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

    It is really amazing to me that you found reasons to complain when othr people on exaclty the same coach and with same drivers have told me about the wonderful information given on the tour - only spoiled by one customer ( who talked over...More

    Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

    It was a great day, the vans are really comfortable, the drivers are great! And the places are awesome!

    Thank 98741235n
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    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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