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I was looking for activities that my 11 year old son would like while still exploring the beautiful New Zealand landscape and came across the Luge. We took a 20 minute taxi ride from the downtown area and it cost about $30 NZ. I pre-bought the gondola ride and luge tickets but you still have to check in. The line wasn't long for us, so not a big deal. The gondola ride was lovely, which surprised me because both my son and I are afraid of heights. Great views of the forest and the Rotorua area. The luge has three paths, scenic; intermediate and advanced. You have to be over 10 do the intermediate and advanced. the paths go through the redwood forest. You get a brief lesson on the luge which is all you need. I only did the scenic but my son did the intermediate. You take a chair lift back up and they will slow it down for you if you need. Overall a great time. We went down 3 times and spent no more than 2 hours there. Great fun!
Had a great time(even though i sleep half the day, as i have been on the move for 20+days) Andrew was great , very very intune with New Zealand and its culture and true compas to the hidden gems that lye within. Cave was cute (been in bigger and much wetter) but the guide on the tour was fun and has the most amazing voice. Angels usually don’t walk with us , but she must be on loan. . Hobbition was as much fun if not more than my last visit in 2012. Guy was a great tour guide and I enjoyed the spark in his voice that even got my NOT LOTR FAN wife happy and enticed to ask more. Thanks to everyone that made this day great. PS its the little details that make any adventure more that expected and the ostrich and trubine side trips were fun. Spend a little time deciding how you are going to present them and everybody will love them. even though who cant stomach a suspension bridge.
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.
So glad I did this, as the whole trip from the boat ride (seeing dolphins), chatting to the other international passengers, was unmissable. nothing was too much trouble for the crew, amazing tour of the island, and a packed lunch of a healthy variety. Would definitely recommend .
The cultural show was entertaining and informative giving you a glimpse into the meaning of certain gestures and movements. The tour guide was witty and gave us great insight into the Maori culture.