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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua provided by New Zealand Discovery Tours

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua
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95% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
19
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    19
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42230P17
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Professional Guide at the Hobbiton Movie Set!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Time is allowed at venues to purchase food and drink.
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If your Hotel is not listed please state on additional information! If you accomodation is not listed (airbnb) please state on additional information!
  • 1106 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand We can pick up from Hotels/Airbnb accomodation or pick up from isite in central Rotorua.
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Professional Guide at the Hobbiton Movie Set!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Time is allowed at venues to purchase food and drink.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If your Hotel is not listed please state on additional information! If you accomodation is not listed (airbnb) please state on additional information!
  • 1106 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand We can pick up from Hotels/Airbnb accomodation or pick up from isite in central Rotorua.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1106 Arawa Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    New Zealand Discovery Tours
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
24 reviews
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Michelle M
Superior, CO1 contribution
Jan 2020
Our driver was very knowledgeable on random pieces of information about New Zealand and was very interesting to listen to. The communication leading up to the tour was very detailed. We were informed that we would be picked up two days before our tour at 7:40. The bus actually got there at 7:35. The whole trip was extremely punctual, which was great for my husband and I who operate in the same capacity.

The Glow Worm caves were great, our guide was new, but she tried hard. The caves themselves were a little busy, but it was still great. Children who can't keep quiet are not recommended (aka young babies)! There was a crying baby as we got on the boats who was asked to leave. They request that you remain very quiet during the boat part of the tour.

Hobbiton was great. It was nice that our bus driver took care of all the arrangements for both the Glow Worms and Hobbiton. All we had to do was show up. He had it all arranged and nothing missed a beat.

My husband and I don't usually do these types of tours because we've had experiences with annoying people or the tour running annoyingly late, but were pleasantly surprised about this tour.

We would do this one again.
Written January 7, 2020
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Kelly W
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Andrew was an awesome tour guide! We were picked up at our resort and off we went. Andrew have a great commentary about NZ all along the drive. He remembered our names and made sure to engage us and ask questions to keep the conversation going.
The Glow Worms tour was awesome. It was better than I expected! Back in the bus and over to Hobbiton.
Hobbiton was everything you could hope for. Very magical and fun. Andrew kept us informed of our tour times and was very accommodating throughout.
Highly recommend New Zealand Discovery Tours.
Written March 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nyasa
Cherry Hill, NJ13 contributions
Jan 2020
Andrew was our driver/guide for our small group tour of Waitomo and Hobibiton movie set tour. he gave us a lot of information of New Zealand, its culture, people and of the places we were going to visit. He is originally from Scotland but settled down in NZ. He was punctual and overall it was a 5 star trip. Both places are a must to see if you are in Rotorua.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Derek
1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I did the regular 2-hour tour in the morning and the evening tour at night. Having done both the same day, I absolutely recommend the Evening Banquet Tour (EBT).

The day tour is worth doing but it is more crowded, structured, and a little more rushed as new groups are starting tours every ten minutes all day long.

The EBT is the very last tour of the day and they allow you MUCH more freedom to roam Hobbiton for pictures and video, taking in the scenery, and making you feel like your enjoyment is the # 1 priority.

Our guides, Sonny and Mike, were fantastic. Energetic, funny, knowledgable about the films, and you can tell they genuinely care about making it a great night. Could not have asked for better guides.

EBT begins with a very flexible tour of Hobbiton followed by a true smorgasbord at the Green Dragon Inn. This meal is like something out of the movies--and the food is DELICIOUS. They said their staff works on this meal for about 8 hours to prepare it for the EBT and you can tell because it is wonderful. It's like the idyllic Thanksgiving meal that Americans are aiming to achieve each year but it surpasses them all.

The meal lasts about an hour and is followed by another short tour at night where they light up all of Hobbiton with lanterns and lamps to give it the impression of the Shire at rest. There are ample opportunities for photos and video the entire time and there is space enough for the people who want a billion photos and also the contemplative loner who just wants to take in the magic of the Shire. From the time we left on the bus until we arrived back was well over four hours (compared to the two-hour day tour).

Even if you're not a big fan of Tolkien's books or the movies, I think you'll be very pleased with the magical experience of visiting the Shire. But if you are a fan of Tolkien and/or the movies, I say without any hesitation you absolutely must do the EBT. Pricey, but worth it. If you're a fan on the fence whether it's worth it, let me put your doubts to rest and tell you to bite the bullet and make this happen. My wife and I will never forget it.

Thank you, Hobbiton Movie Set, for a fantastic night!
Written May 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg H
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Couples
Booked the hobbiton/glowworm cave your through Viator. Was emailed a couple weeks later saying they decided to cancel the tour that day. No refund, months later after repeated contact attempts to rebook for a different date, they still have not responded.

If you see any tour they offer also being offered by a different company, go with that other company.

This was a big part of our honeymoon we booked, thank god I was able to schedule the tour with a better company or Nee Zealand Discovery Tours would’ve ruined the trip.
Written November 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Greg, You requested a tour in July 2019 (for a tour on the date of 20th December 2019 ) We responded 7 days later to say that the the day you requested was not available and we could offer you the day after the 21st December and you refused this! You booked through Viator and as such you pay your money to Viator and they hold your money until the tour is canceled ! But you still wanted to see if we could provide the tour? On 21st September you messaged to ask if the 22nd of December was available and also said if not you was going to contact Viator to request a refund! On the same day we responded to you and offered the 19th as well as the 21st of December, so you had the day before and the day after available to take the tour! The tour does not run every day We have had no reply to this message back from you since 21st September 2019 (todays date is 2nd November 2019) As you never canceled the tour until today (2nd November 2019) you would not receive any refund, you have now received a refund as you finally requested to cancel your tour with Viator !!! You have left a poor review because you wasn't able to travel with us on the only day you wanted to! You have lied about us not contacting you and you had a refund within 5hrs of requesting it! We have operated tours for over 20 years in both the UK and New Zealand and pride our selves on providing the very best customer service, We truly want to provide the very best tour that our clients have ever experienced! Our reviews confirm our attitude and professionalism to our guests and services we offer! To sum up you requested a tour an a date not available we offered the day before and the day after we responded literally within 24 hrs and you never canceled your tour with Viator. Once you canceled you had a refund within 5 hrs!
Written December 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

paxschatzi
Seattle, WA5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Great adventure! Chris,from Ireland, was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed Hobbiton.
The Waitomo Glowworm caves were a natural marvel!
Written October 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karla D
Maynooth, Ireland70 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Andrew picked myself and my partner up from our doorstep in Rotorua - which we were very grateful for because it was a terribly rainy day! The drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set was a lot of fun - Andrew is very knowledgeable about Hobbiton itself, tlhe LOTR movies but also Rotorua and New Zealand. The conversation was very interesting!

At Hobbiton, Andrew bought our tickets and explained where to go. After the Hobbiton tour ended, he picked us up and brought us back to our airbnb.

Overall I'd very much recommend using this company to visit Hobbiton - the trip was hassle-free and extremely convenient, and the conversation was excellent too!
Written March 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paula F
Horley, UK67 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Cannot recommend this highly enough. Last coach of the day taken to Hobbiton. We had 2 excellent and informative guides (I think Sonny and Rachel) they took their time explaining, answering questions, letting people take photos and videos.
The Evening Banquet at Green Dragon was outstanding, lots of food, drink, excellent service and what an opportunity to come out after and see Hobbiton all lit up.
A walk back to where we started carrying Lanterns was magical. A wonderful experience we will never forget and cherish.
Written February 19, 2019
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Amelia
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
I went into it with such high expectations and came out with even higher applauds! Everything was fantastic from the scenery, to the food, the insights etc. I already knew I was going to fall in love with the place but I never expected to find such joy with the staff as well!!

The tour guide Sunny took the experience to the next level. Not only was he knowledgeable but you could read his enthusiasm and passion for the place from the moment my ticket was scanned to get onto the bus. I valued everything he said and could have honestly listened to all of the staff talk for hours on end. They made the experience and I will never forget it!
Written January 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anthony Harteman
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
Brilliant and entertaining day was an amazing experience and would definitely recommend to anyone andrew was funny educational and took very good care of us
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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