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Auckland: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entrance Ticket

1. Auckland: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entrance Ticket

Embark on an otherworldly adventure and explore a maze of different rooms, each creatively designed to test your senses. Navigate quirky obstacles, feel your way through dark spaces, and be surprised by unusual sound and lighting effects and mind-bending illusions. Dive into a truly immersive sensory experience and make your way through Odyssey at your own pace. Undertake a journey like no other as you get hands-and-feet-on with this unique, labyrinthine world.

Auckland: Shuttle Between Airport & City CBD

2. Auckland: Shuttle Between Airport & City CBD

Enjoy a simple, stress-free journey between Auckland CBD and the Auckland Airport, both domestic and international terminals. After a streamlined meeting with your driver, either outside of your accommodation or your terminal, you’ll head to your destination with peace of mind that you’ll arrive on time and without delay. After meeting your driver, you’ll be escorted to the vehicle and driven to your destination, making 2 to 4 stops along the way. Enjoy a smooth ride in a modern, air-conditioned mini bus driven by a professional and friendly driver.

Auckland: Virtual Reality Gaming Experience

3. Auckland: Virtual Reality Gaming Experience

Get lost in the world of virtual reality with this futuristic Hologate virtual reality gaming experience. Choose from a huge selection of games. Live the adventure of your game with Hologate virtual reality. Pick your simulation, from finding yourself in the middle of a massive snowball fight to trying to survive a zombie attack together with your friends. Enjoy discovering something for everyone with this state-of-the-art VR technology that allows you to play together in a new way.

From Auckland: Hobbiton, Rotorua & Waitomo Caves Day Trip

4. From Auckland: Hobbiton, Rotorua & Waitomo Caves Day Trip

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, and Waitomo Caves in one day on a fully-guided tour from Auckland. See three of North Island’s iconic sites in one attraction-filled day. Be ready and waiting at your hotel in time for your specified pickup time. Travel from Auckland to Hobbiton through Waikato. On arrival, you’ll be guided through the picturesque twelve-acre site and given fascinating details of how the movie set was created. The official tour concludes with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Climb back into the vehicle for the approximately 55-minute drive to Rotorua where you will spend around 1.5-hours.  Arrive at Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts Institute where you’ll have lunch. Te Puia is home to the Pohutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs, silica formations, the Kiwi bird, and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. Then, drive to the world-renowned Waitomo Caves where you’ll enter the caves on foot and ride out in a small boat. Marvel at thousands of tiny glowworms radiating their unmistakable luminescent light as an expert guide provides informative commentary. Sample itinerary: 6:30-6:40 AM pickups from downtown Auckland hotels 9:00 AM Arrive Hobbiton Movie Set (time for a snack and visit souvenir shop) 9:30 AM Hobbiton Movie Set tour 11:15 AM Depart Green Dragon Inn to travel onto Rotorua 12:15 PM Arrive in Rotorua 12:30 PM Buffet-style lunch at Te Puia After lunch you have until 1:45 pm to explore Te Puia 1:45 PM Rejoin bus to travel to Watiomo Caves 3:15-4:00 PM Waitomo Caves tour Rejoin bus to travel to Auckland 7:15-8:00 PM Arrive Auckland (subject to traffic)

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Half-Day Trip with Tour

5. From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Half-Day Trip with Tour

Travel in comfort in a luxury Mercedes van from Auckland to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Your trip begins with a pick-up at your preferred location in Auckland. Enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive into Waikato with stops for photos en route.  On arrival, spend 30-45 minutes at the official Hobbiton Gift Shop and have a chance to grab a drink or a bite at the famous Shire's Rest Café. Next, embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the 1,250-acre sheep farm with amazing views of the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will then lead the way through the 12-acre site that’s home to Hobbit Holes, the Old Mill and the Double-Arched Bridge. Stop for a complimentary drink at The Green Dragon Inn. At the end of the Hobbiton Movie Set visit, head back to Auckland along the scenic roads of Waikato, arriving at approximately 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

Takapuna: Omni VR - Multiplayer Virtual Reality

6. Takapuna: Omni VR - Multiplayer Virtual Reality

Discover Omni VR, a state-of-the-art multiplayer virtual gaming adventure, and be completely immersed in different worlds. Equipped with special shoes, physically run in Omni VR, the only virtual reality experience where this is possible. Run through the virtual dimensions and explore, and get lost while visiting another world. Experience a single- or multiplayer gaming adventure like no other. Decide between playing as a team or compete against friends. Try surviving in the middle of a massive zombie apocalypse, a tactical shooting mission against evil robots, or walking through a creepy haunted house… Choose from endless options that will make the heart of any gaming enthusiast beat faster.

360° VR - Single Player Virtual Reality - Takapuna

7. 360° VR - Single Player Virtual Reality - Takapuna

Try 360° Virtual Reality, awesome and fun virtual entertainment perfect for all ages and interests at Takapuna, Auckland. Experience something far more exciting than watching a movie or playing a game. Be the hero in countless immersive worlds while fighting intergalactic wars on alien planets, skiing down huge mountains, riding a horse through the forest while shooting zombies, or defending your castle against angry trolls. Put on a headset and become immersed in a world beyond imagination.

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What people are saying about Auckland

Chris (driver/quide with Auckland and Beyond) was great! Got us there and back again in a timely manner with humor and care. Got to Hobbiton and it seemed everyone working there knew and liked him, from the other drivers to the guides showing us around the movie set. Highly recommend you continuing working with A&B in the future.

Our driver Sammy was great. It was nice to have him waiting for us at the airport. The car was parked close and was very clean and comfortable.

Sammy was there waiting for us. Took us directly to our hotel in comfort and style. Will use this service for the return to the airport.

The free shuttle bus out of town is a little hard to find. Everything else is really worth an extended visit.

great experience, Simon is a nice person and a good driver