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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua
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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

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Get an authentic introduction to Maori culture with an evening at the Mitai Maori Village of Rotorua. See warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe, and be captivated by the displays of weaponry. You'll watch 'haka' and poi dances and view glowworms in their natural habitat. This 3-hour experience includes round-trip hotel transport and a traditional 'hangi' feast with your admission ticket.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Full Day Tour departing Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Full Day Tour departing Auckland

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Go on a Hobbiton tour from Auckland and see the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, starting with a scenic drive through New Zealand’s North Island aboard a luxury coach. You’ll be enthralled by the illuminated Glowworm Grotto during an underground boat ride on the Waitomo River. Then pose for photos in front of hobbit holes at the Hobbiton Movie Set, home to Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Picnic lunch included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glow Worm Cave on this full-day tour from Auckland. Experience an important Middle-earth and ‘Lord of the Rings’ location on the guided tour of Hobbiton, and sip a refreshment at The Green Dragon Inn. Afterward, take in the twinkling light of glow worms at Waitomo. Ensure your admission to two of New Zealand’s top destinations by booking this tour in advance.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day—see the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns—and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

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Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set Tour starts with a scenic drive across to Matamata where your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill, and many other structures from the movies. Then enjoy a tasty lunch at The Green DragonInn before making your way back to Rotorua.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Te Pā Tū featuring the lesser known delicacies of the culture. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua rank among New Zealand’s top attractions, offering natural beauty, geothermal features, and native culture in equal measure. Ideal for travelers short on time, this adventurous tour takes in both sites in the same day, with entry fees plus round-trip transport from Auckland included. Discover subterranean stalagmites at the famous Waitomo Caves and hit top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens and Lake Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
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  • 45 minutes
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

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For fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, visiting the official Hobbiton Movie Set is a truly unforgettable experience. On this tour, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport from Auckland and extra attention from your guide thanks to the small group size. On arrival, explore the famous film set on a guided tour, hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movies, and see the Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and the Double Arched bridge. There will also be free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase lunch at the Shire’s Rest Café.
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  • 8 hours
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

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Explore the Waitakere Ranges rain forest and Auckland’s rugged west coast, including Piha Beach, during an afternoon tour with a guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand flora and fauna. From the Arataki Centre, admire sweeping views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Maori history, stroll the beach, and take a nature walk through a lush rain forest while you experience Auckland's largest regional park.
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  • 5 hours
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
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  • 3 hours
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17

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Experience the mythical world of Middle Earth on a half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Explore the magnificent film set and admire original props from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies on a guided tour; see iconic sites such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, and the Green Dragon Inn; and enjoy a Hobbit-themed lunch (own expense) at the Shires Rest Café.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga

6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, experience the wonders of New Zealand's North Island in a small group on this full-day tour to Rotorua. Take in sights such as Mount Maunganui, Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua, hot springs around Rotorua, and places of importance to the Maori people. Taste fresh kiwi fruit at an orchard, stroll through the Redwood Forest, and admire the manicured grounds of Government Gardens. Your small-group tour includes guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour

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Indulge in the succulent tastes of Waiheke Island on a 5.5-hour food and wine tour. An informative guide picks you up from your island accommodation or the wharf — if you’ve taken the ferry from Auckland — and takes you to boutique wineries. Taste wine accompanied by locally produced specialties such as award-winning olive oil, fresh-shucked oysters and artisan cheese. Then settle in for a platter lunch at a vineyard restaurant. If you like, stay longer and make your own way back to Auckland at your leisure.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

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When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Cave and the historic Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, ride the Wellington cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Victoria.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch
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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch

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Visit the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set on this small-group Hobbiton tour from Auckland. At the Hobbiton Movie Set, visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and peer inside other hobbit holes of the Shire—filming site of ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Your knowledgeable guide points out the Party Tree and the Mill. Enjoy cider, ale, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn, and recharge with lunch at Party Marquee—both included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 16 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.87
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Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, take a small-group shore excursion that showcases Maori culture and New Zealand's natural beauty. Highlights include the Living Maori Village, the geothermal geysers, kiwi orchards, and traditional cultural performance. Indulge in a deluxe 2-course lunch and a sightseeing tour of Rotorua before a walk among the redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Forest and a visit to the Tudor-style design museum. Your small-group tour includes admission fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from the cruise port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about North Island Tours

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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua
"Really interesting! Great range of activities which were informative whilst entertaining! Great compère"..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Full Day Tour departing Auckland
"The tour guides were absolutely incredible on the journey to hobbiton our coach drive was telling us about the local lands and view. So for myself he started the day strong and finished it on a high as well."..."
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Small Group Tour - EX Auckland
"I really enjoyed the glow worm caves - they were fascinating to me. Hobbiton was a very well done set with an amazing amount of detail. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and supportive."..."
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
"Great trip, our guide Jason was very knowledgeable and informative. Hobbiton is not corny at all the attention to detail was astounding views amazing and you really felt like you were in the Shire! The Wiatomo caves were fantastic as well, the glow worms were definitely a sight to see and the cave itself was quite spectacular to behold."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
"The tour was very good. It started and finished on time. The caves were amazing. Danny was very friendly and gave us good advices."..."
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
"All three destinations were each so unique and wonderful…hard to pick a favorite! Our guide Andy was outstanding and provided great insights on what we were seeing during the long drives between destinations."..."
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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton
"It was a long day but we had enough time at Waitomo and the Agrodome but a little rushed at the geysers. The guided tour at the geysers was excellent. The lunch that was provided was good and the sandwich on the way to Auckland was also good. Overall it was great value for the money."..."
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
"Excellent day. Highly recommend. Saw lots of dolphins. The team did their best to find whales but they were elusive. A lot of activity on the gulf so can’t blame them 😂"..."
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
"A wonderful experience and glimpse into the lives of a Māori lifestyle of old. The team were all informative and committed to ensuring our enjoyment and education on their cultures and customs. The entertainment was great too. The food was excellent although I’m not sure it reflected Māori foods?!"..."
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
"It was worth the time and expense to experience Hobbiton. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. You won’t be disappointed. We learned some interesting behind the scenes details."..."
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
"Nice full day tour to Rotorua from Auckland. Tour operator picked us up on time from our Auckland hotel. Waitomo glow worms cave boat ride was short due to high water level inside the cave. Rotorua hot spring geysers and hot mud ponds are fantastic. Tour driver explained well about various places during the tour and answered all questions."..."
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
"The gloworm grotto. You look up from the boat as if to see all the stars of the Milky Way. Tour guide Moi was helpful, courteous and knowledgeable"..."
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland
"A wonderful weather in a wonderful scenery with an excellent guide : Raymond. I enjoyed the comments, the other persons I met during the tour and the photos we took in the tavern with the free beer drink."..."
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
"Our Bush & Beach team were truly amazing: Knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and patient. And the scenes... Well I'll let the photos speak for themselves!"..."
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
"The last waterfall is a bit of a doozy! The experience was good fun. Safety instructions were very clear so never felt in any danger even when things went a little pear shaped on the 3rd waterfall."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17
"This was one of the best tours we have been on. To see all the Hobbit houses and whole village set into rolling hillside was amazing."..."
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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga
"Our guide and driver, Simon, was a bundle of information. He conducted a very interesting and informative tour as well answering an abundance of other questions. Would highly recommend this tour."..."
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
"Simon was our tour guide, and he was honestly the best. He gave the perfect amount of information about the island mixed in with a joke or two. I went as a solo traveler, and quickly made friends with the other people on the tour with me! Half of us even went to go get ice cream together after the tour."..."
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
"Julia is such a talented and confident skipper. She and her crew ran this little jaunt like a well oiled machine."..."
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour
"Glow worm caves were so unique and a must not miss. Tour also includes some beautiful views. Rob was personable, knowledgeable and great to ride with."..."
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Wellington Sightseeing Tour
"Excellent trip, brilliant commentary from our driver Richard who was most knowledgeable of Wellington and surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend this trip. We were picked up from our cruise port on time."..."
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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch
"Amazing experience. Our tour guide Damian from Bush and beach company was so entertaining and kept it so interesting throughout the bus ride"..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
"This was an enjoyable experience… very well done and not overly touristy. Even if you haven’t seen the movies it is a wonderful tour."..."
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Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights
"The Rotorua excursion was great. Very interesting to see bubbling pools and t