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The guide was excellent-we could hear her clearly and she was informative. But we would have enjoyed more time looking at the glow worms and less time on how the cave was formed. This would have been of interest to first time cave visitors, but as we have done this kind of tour before, it was of less interest to us. The glow worms were the reason for our visit and we felt that this aspect of the tour was too short.
We joined small tour group which Nick was driving for us. The Hobbiton was so great because everything from the movie was just in front of you!!!! We went Waitomo Cave after that and it was also great. Both were life time experiences. I would like to say thank you to Nick because he always cared about us and talked about lots of trivias about Auckland! Even we were from Japan, we understood because he talked really slow for tourists. Thank you very much Nick! We had a great time in New Zealand!!!!
First of all our guide from Auckland Scenic Tours (Tyler) was amazing. He was super knowledgeable and very obviously enjoyed his job! Secondly, Hobbiton itself and our guide there as well (Ole) were nothing short of our very high expectations. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves were the perfect way to close out the day. One of the best day adventures I’ve had in a long time!
We enjoyed our activity, the centre was great (it poured all day), we stayed dry, apart from walking from and to the carpark. Caves and gloworms, enjoyable, informative guide, well worth doing.
Our tour guide Louise was amazing and very knowledgeable, friendly plus her driving skills could rival that of some F1 drivers..not that she was driving fast but how she controlled the VAN! She gave us so much information about New Zealand and at no time during the whole 9 hours were we bored. She gave us so much information and took us so some hidden spots as well. The drive itself is BEAUTIFUL!As a LOTR fan the hobbiton tour was spectacular. The (one free) beers at the end are delicious. Our guide Adam was very good. Only thing is that you cant enter the hobbit holes just take pics outside and look inside but not physically enter. The glow worm caves were awesome too! It’s a treat for your senses We were guided by a great great grandson of the caves founder which made it so authentic .Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can deal with mud and slightly wet areas. If you are looking to book the glow worm cave and hobbiton look no further than these guys.