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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.89
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$191.89
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$322.05
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$322.05

Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day—see the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns—and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.63
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$208.63

Rotorua Māori Hāngi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Māori Hāngi Dinner and Performance

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Tamaki Maori Village. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.20
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$94.20

Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 16 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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  • 8 hours
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$110.95
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options - Guaranteed departure

Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options - Guaranteed departure

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This small-group day trip from Auckland features the highlights and hospitality of Rotorua. Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, witness the thermal activity of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, and tour the city with a knowledgeable guide. Opt for additional free time to explore on your own, or upgrade for a private soak at the Polynesian Spa, a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, or a Maori concert. You have the flexibility to return to Auckland or end with drop-off in Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.66
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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

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Escape the bustle of Auckland for a day on this convenient day trip to the Coromandel Peninsula. A variety of activities are included, to make the most of your time in this naturally beautiful area: hike to Cathedral Cove, swim in the crystal waters, climb Mount Paku, and dig your own spa bath at Hot Water Beach. All on a handy organized day trip.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.02
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created.
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  • 2 hours
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$62.10
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

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For fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, visiting the official Hobbiton Movie Set is a truly unforgettable experience. On this tour, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport from Auckland and extra attention from your guide thanks to the small group size. On arrival, explore the famous film set on a guided tour, hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movies, and see the Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and the Double Arched bridge. There will also be free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase lunch at the Shire’s Rest Café.
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  • 8 hours
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$110.93
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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

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Get an authentic introduction to Maori culture with an evening at the Mitai Maori Village of Rotorua. See warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe, and be captivated by the displays of weaponry. You'll watch 'haka' and poi dances and view glowworms in their natural habitat. This 3-hour experience includes round-trip hotel transport and a traditional 'hangi' feast with your admission ticket.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.83
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$85.83

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
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  • 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.92
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Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch

Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland with Lunch

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Visit the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set on this small-group Hobbiton tour from Auckland. At the Hobbiton Movie Set, visit the home of Bilbo Baggins and peer inside other hobbit holes of the Shire—filming site of ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Your knowledgeable guide points out the Party Tree and the Mill. Enjoy cider, ale, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn, and recharge with lunch at Party Marquee—both included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.80
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Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour

Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour

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Visit the Buried Village of Te Wairoa — New Zealand's most visited archaeological site. See historical exhibits on the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption at the Museum of Te Wairoa, then discover the fate of the Pink and White Terraces on a walk along the Waterfall Trail. Your entrance ticket includes a guided tour that explains geothermal features and shares insight about how Maoris and early settlers lived in the village before it was devastated.
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  • 45 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.61
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Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Twin Cave Experience

Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Twin Cave Experience

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Experience the best of the Waitomo Caves with this combined tour of the Glowworm Caves and the Raukuri Caves. Learn all about the remarkable geology of the caves while taking a boat tour and two walking tours of the underground caves and walkways. Be amazed by the thousands of sparkling glowworms, jagged stalactites and stalagmites, acoustics in the vast Cathedral Cave, and underground rivers. You won’t forget this experience in a hurry.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.52
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Archaeological Coastal Wonderland Tour

Archaeological Coastal Wonderland Tour

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This full day, catered tour takes you to one of the quiet, hidden gems of Tai Tokerau (Northland). Definitely special and well off the beaten track and general tourist route! Leave the hustle and bustle that is summertime in the Bay of Islands behind and embark on an authentic New Zealand adventure. Your guide for the day has spent 15 years lecturing NZ’s ecology, natural and social history as well as guiding and sharing some of the rare encounters only to be found in the Far North’s treasure trove of experiences. With a bit of “something for everyone” this trip combines; A truly scenic drive along the North East coast layered with stories and history An easy going coastal walk (approximately 45 mins each way) An interesting archaeological talk with the opportunity to view and taste wild indigenous foods Time to relax on the beach, swim and experience some of New Zealand’s rare and endemic wildlife A delicious picnic lunch using the best locally available produce
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.51
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Waitomo Glowworm Cave Experience

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Experience

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The day tour is the easy way to visit the Waitomo Caves from Auckland. Save yourself the hassle of self-driving the 2.5-hour trip on a small-group guided tour. Admire the glowworms, stalagmites, and stalactites of the glowworm cave, go on an underground boat ride, walk through Cathedral Cave, and learn all about the history and geology of the natural marvel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.77
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Waitomo Glowworm & Aranui Twin Cave Experience

Waitomo Glowworm & Aranui Twin Cave Experience

Experience the magnificent Aranui Cave, along with glow worm cave set within a natural forest reserve in Waitomo. Under the green hills of Waitomo lies a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. Explore the ancient cave formations, high chambers and huge stalactites and stalagmites. Discover serenity in the most delicate and intimate of the main caves in Waitomo. Get off the beaten track & discover one of Waitomo's best-kept secrets. Aranui Cave is a magical, mystical place that is steeped in Maori myth and legend.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.63
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Auckland City Discovery Private Experience

Auckland City Discovery Private Experience

Private Tour of Auckland City to explore One Tree Hill, Mt. Eden Volcanic Summit, Auckland Museum & War Memorial Guided Experience, Coastal Drive covering Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Kohimarama & St. Heliers, Bastion Point, Achilles Point, Iconic Harbour Bridge, Mt. Victoria, Devonport
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.56
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