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

By Cheeky Kiwi Travel
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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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.
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$201.66
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$201.66
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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration:
13h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • 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

  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveler 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 56760P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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).
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • 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 sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland?
How much is Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland?
Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland price starts from $221.62. Discover and book Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland on Tripadvisor
What is the Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland cancellation policy?
Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland?
Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland is hosted by Cheeky Kiwi Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cheeky Kiwi Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 56760P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tirau
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 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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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Yardsale01
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Wonderful Tour with super insights along the way! I wholeheartedly Recommend Cheeky Kiwi Tours. We will definitely
ranellr2016
ranellr2016
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Long day but awesome
best decision I made to spend a day in Auckland while waiting for my flight that is set at midnight. It was fun, in
ZubairB4
ZubairB4
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Great tour and guide
Jules is an amazing tour guide. My wife and I booked the Hobbiton and Waitomo cave tours through Cheeky Kiwi Travel
Amy C
Amy C
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Wonderful Tour Operator
I had such a wonderful time on the Hobbiton & Rotorua (including Te Puia) day tour from Auckland. Mani is an outsta
ayanoy431
ayanoy431
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The once experience in my life
The beautiful light of Glowworm was the most exciting.I thought that the tour was like true expedition.
Nomes88
Nomes88
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A long but great day out!!!
My husband and I only had 2 short days in Auckland and did this tour on one of the days. When I booked the tour I a
Lytagalaxy
Lytagalaxy
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A great day In milford sound!
The trip from start to finish was so amazing full of laughs our tour guide sinchan was funny an amazing guy to talk
mirazman
mirazman
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Great Small Big Adventure!
Absolutely enjoyed the trip! John was our tourguide and we just loved his energy. Very understanding of the fact th
viradana
viradana
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Hobbiton/Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
Our driver Michael was an excellent driver and tour guide. My husband and I truly enjoyed the courtesy, pick up fro
Carissa H
Carissa H
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Fantastic day, seeing sites you’ll only see once in a life time
Fantastic day, from start to finish. Tour guide John give us all the information we needed. The hobbiton set was un
Afiq J
Afiq J
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A must if you are visiting New Zealand!
It was so worth it! John the driver/tour guide was really nice and helpful. The cave was really breathtaking and th
Dianah S
Dianah S
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Hobbit holes and geysers and kiwi! oh my!
Terrific day out - so glad I did this. Cheeky Kiwi hosts & drivers Michael and Jason were excellent raconteurs, sh
Fernanues
Fernanues
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What a great day
John was an amazing driver and guide. Excellent communication. We had a great day: entertaining, informative and co
Silvio G
Silvio G
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Great
John was great! 5 stars! Perfect service and the rain did not mess up the experience. Very knowledgeable
annetta145
annetta145
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Making Memories
My daughter, granddaughter and I had a wonderful experience with John and his wife from Cheeky Kiwi Tours. John was
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Sam Inonog
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
First of all, I booked the Hobbiton, Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu Day Tour the day before I want to travel. Most travel sites are unavailable or minimum booking must be for two people. I was glad that the booking went fast and easy in this company.

After a few minutes of booking, I got an email which states that Rotorua and Wai-O Tapu will be unavailable. I commend how effecient their staff was in relaying this information and we coordinated what will happen next.

The day of the tour, Mani picked me up in the hotel and he is very energetic and welcoming. It was a small group so it was easy to get familiar with them, especially when Mani came up with activities for all of us. He drove us safely and I must tell you that this guy is full of knowledge about NZ's culture, places and people. He is a very cheerful and helpful person, even outside of our tour group. Mani's van is also clean and snacks were provided by him.

Overall I would say:
√ Cleanliness and safety of the transportation
√ Mani (our tour guide/driver) was friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable
√ Good deal in price
√ Staff were efficient

Thank you!
Highly recommended when visiting NZ.
Written June 21, 2022
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Steven
Xinyi District, Taipei2 contributions
Had an excellent day with Cheeky Kiwi visiting Hobbiton, TePau and Rotorua. The driver/guides (Grant and Manny) were fantastic and really knowledgeable about all aspects of the trip, providing great insights in an irreverent fashion. Would definitely recommend Cheeky Kiwi to friends who wanted to make the most out of a short trip to NZ.
Written July 31, 2022
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Lorrainec270
Edinburgh, UK28 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 March 10, 2020
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ecki2010
Frankfurt, Germany10 contributions
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 February 12, 2020
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Amber
1 contribution
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 January 22, 2020
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princes m
1 contribution
Friends
Traveling with Mr. Grant, our tour guide, was so amazing. He shared a lot about the history of New Zealand, tips, and jokes while he was driving safely. He provided cake bar and water for breakfast, and chips and water for afternoon snacks. He also offered a sunblock lotion for our skin protection. It was a very great experience!!!
Written January 6, 2020
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Caro L
1 contribution
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 January 20, 2020
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islandpridez
1 contribution
Our tour guides Andre and Emelia were excellent, learned alot about New Zealand from them. It was a long ride from Auckland to the tour spot but they definintly kept us entertained the whole way. If you end up with them on your future tour you'll have a blast and a wonderful experience for sure
Written January 9, 2020
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Julia
2 contributions
I had a great time during this tour experience. It's always nerve-racking when you first start because you are not sure what to expect or how the day will turn out but I had no reason to worry. Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable and well organized. Even though there was a lot of ground to cover during our tour, I never felt rushed or that I missed an opportunity for a photo or experience.

I very much recommend this tour to others.
Written January 1, 2020
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Liz A
19 contributions
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 January 23, 2020
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