I had a limited time in Auckland and this was one of the best decisions I could've made. I got to see all of the highlights, the drivers were very informative and thoughtful, and the experiences themselves were incredible. HIGHLY recommend!
This tour was great. At first I thought it would be too much for one day but the time was managed well. Our tour guide/driver was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and fun.
I was in town for business and only had one free day. I booked this because it took you to 3 different places in one day. So glad I did! They picked me up in a hotel in a great, brand-new van. It fit about 10 people so it felt nice and personal. I will tell you, Hobbiton is a truly magical place and I'm so glad I decided to include it. It sits in someone's farm, and it's the stuff of dreams. It was raining all day, but as soon as we would get off the van, it would stop raining. We were certainly lucky! Then we went to Rotorua, with the hot springs and geysers. I wish we had more time there because there are great lakes to see. After that, we went to see the glow worms, which was also beautiful. The glow worms are certainly a very curious thing, but if I had to pick, I probably would have done something else. Maybe more time in Rotorua? Anyway, I can't wait to go back to discover the rest of New Zealand. It is truly paradise. I believe it is the owner who drove us for the second part of the trip, I can't remember his name but he is very knowledgeable and would talk about different cultural things while we were on the long car rides. As for the other tour guides, they were very nice but unfortunately hard to understand. Since a lot of the time the tourist are international, I suggest you try to modulate and speak slower. Other than that, everything was top notch! Thank you Flexitours! Will absolutely use again when I come back to NZ.
P.S. The price is absolutely reasonable, considering the ticket prices for Hobbiton, lunch included, the long transportation times and the tickets to the Waitomo caves where the glow worms are. Great bang for your buck!
Time is ticking loud everytime you sit in that comfortable coach. I really wish a day had more hours. Hobbiton and Waitomo took the time they needed and both will blow your mind away. But considering the time factor we only got to spend an hour (excluding 20 min lunch) and this was injustice2Rotorua
It's a good trip. went to 3 places in one day. can't find such tour in the market !
Well done Philip - our guide for the day.
Great trip! Covered a range of activities on the North Island, all appealing to different tastes and interests. Tour guide was excellent and we were kept safe and confortable throughout the day. Timely return after a big, worthwhile day.
This was a great trip. We were on a tight schedule and this was a great way to see a lot of things in a short time. The Tour guide was amazing and gave a lot of information. All of the tours themselves were awesome. It is a very very long day but it's well worth it.
If you only have one day to tour, this is the one you want. Is it a long day? Absolutely, but it is well worth it. You get a great overview of the region and our guide, Ron, was funny and extremely informative. The time at Hobbiton and Waitomo is not rushed at all, you get the full experience... the time in Rotorua is only at Te Puia Cultural center, home of the Pohutu geyser... there is time to just see all the geothermal activity, but that was what I wanted so it was fine by me. side note... if you have two days to tour, I would do Rotorua as a single day and still combine Hobbiton and Waitomo
This tour was great because it covered three major highlights of the North Island. We only had one full day in New Zealand, so we wanted to see as much as we could. This tour enabled us to do this without having to worry about transportation or tickets. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of other interesting information about Auckland an New Zealand while we were driving between sites.
Previous reviews have been spot on. It is a long but rewarding day for those with limited time in NZ. Hobbiton was beautiful, blessed by blue skies on a winters day. Our driver guides Ron and Nic were great and very informative about all aspects of NZ.
Great tour! Keeley out tour director was great. She gave us ample time to take photos and was very accomodating when asked to be the photographer. Really enjoyed this tour!
Great way to see some of the big sites all in one day. Our tour guide was very organized and informative about the area. It is a long day doing all attractions but worth it!
more than I and #39;ve expected! Our driver/tour is so experienced and kind and I really appreciate he told us so much story behind each spot!! Nice trip!
This tour is a great buy for anyone. Hobbiton Is something no one should miss. The caves were beautiful. The lunch was delicious and drivers very friendly and informative. If you are only in New Zealand for a few days take this tour.
One of the Best tours you can take in Auckland, we took this trip on May 11 with a great driver and guide in Mike.
Everything was great! Even though this trip combines multiple tours in a very short time, everything was very smooth and exactly as expected. All three attractions are amazing and absolutely worth visiting. If you have only a day to explore, I absolutely recommend this trip. If you have more time, just because all these three attractions are amazing and deserve more time, I would suggest booking a 2-3 day tour or individual tours instead, but this one is perfect for a single day.
If your time is limited in NZ, this is a must do tour. Mike our driver and tour guide was very informative and cheerful. Lunch was good. Would highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour! This was a great way to see 3 defining sites of the North Island in just 1 day. It was not exhausting at all because the driving time in between each location allows time for rest. Along with the sites we got a lot of detailed information about New Zealand's history, culture, and industries from our awesome tour guide, Mike. Amazing tour if you have limited time!
This was a full and very busy day. It is 3 amazing experiences but have to know that there is a good portion driving. Was a great way to fit in three places in one day. Lost my phone at Hobbiton on the bus which was bummer BUT they retrieved it and was in my hands within the next working day.
Randy B USA
Amazing tour! Our tour guide Mike gave us history lessons about New Zealand and information about the land. The Hobbiton tour was so much fun! Rotorua was gorgeous, the lunch of hangy was delicious. The glow worm caves were beautiful and tranquil. A must see tour!
This tour was amazing, so great to be able to see these three popular sites in one day. If you visit Auckland no one should miss the tour to Hobbiton, whether you saw the movies or not this tour is fantastic, and so organized. The Rotorua is also so interesting to see and the lunch was great and plenty of food. The Waitomo Caves were also quite a site, it actually looked like stars in the sky. If you only have one day in Auckland this is the tour to pick, a lot of driving but worth it! The only thing I would suggest is that you should give options if people are staying outside the central city and put the options on the wedsite to pay extra for pick up from other places. Also liked that this was a small group.
Excellent tour that covers a lot of ground! I fully recommend it if time is of the essence, especially for single travellers wanting to see the 'best of' kind of deal. Viator was very accommodating in allowing me to stay about a day in Rotorua, and even booked a backpackers for me to stay at overnight. Another driver in Rotorua took a few of us down to see some of the lakes for free and then dropped us off at our accommodation. The next day I was picked up mid-afternoon to see the Waitomo caves. Yet another thing to be impressed with, I planned to stay with friends in Hamilton and the driver made an acceptation to drop me off there, instead of bringing me all the way back to Auckland. New Zealand Viator team are very accommodating!!
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