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If you love the hobbit or Lord of the Rings this trip is a must! It’s an early day but Nick, our driver, got us there before the crowds and everyone goes on the same length tour through Hobbiton itself which is just gorgeous- over 40 hobbit holes and the Green Dragon is very nice too! The Waitomo caves were incredible- our guide gave us the history of the limestone caverns and her people’s connection to them. Her great great grandfather was the chief of the local Maori people who discovered the caverns and they have been running tours since the late 1800s! The gloworm looked like constellations above us but you can’t take any pictures!
Love the entire activity: from Hobbiton to Rotorua and Waitomo Caves. Booking was easy breezy. Got Confirmation via email right away and coach service/driver was very precise with pick up time (which i like!) at the hotel where we stayed. Just a little glitch for me was the time allotted for lunch and tour at Te Puia in Rotorua. Felt like we had to rush our buffet lunch just so we’ll have ample time for the tour of the area (which is kinda huge). So we ended up not being able to go around some more coz time wasnt enough. Somehow, we also wanted to enjoy our lunch after the Hobbiton activity. But all in all, it was great! Thanks! No hidden whatsover (fees, incidents, etc) unlike other tours we have experienced from diff countries with other companies.
The trip was interesting and well organised. All went well and on time. I enjoyed the tour and the amazing location. A wonderful experience I will never forget. Thank you so much!
This guide was reliable, knowledgeable and did everything to make my day enjoyable. He listened to what I wanted to see and delivered a great experience.
This premium day tour was exactly what me and my toddler needed to visit Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves. The breathtaking, spacious and comfortable 2-hr drive to the country. I am more than satisfied with what I paid for. And most of all, our tour guide, Chris, was wonderful and very welcoming right from the start.