Our tour guide was very nice, I would definitely recommend this trip. THe bus was comfortable, and the sites we visited were great.
After morning pickup at select hotels in Auckland, travel by minibus through the Waikato countryside to Hobbiton.
Upon arrival, join a local guide for a 2-hour tour of the 12-acre (4.85-hectare) Hobbiton Movie Set. See the lush pastures of the Shire, explore numerous hobbit holes and gardens, and hear stories about the Lord of the Rings films before ending up at the Green Dragon Inn.
Continue west into the Waitomo region and stop at the Waitomo Homestead for lunch (own expense). Afterward, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves: explore impressive stalactites and stalagmites, then board a boat for your glowworm cruise. Glide along the grotto river and see thousands of twinkling glowworms along the cave walls.
On the scenic return drive, see landmarks such as the Huntly Power Station, Waikato River, and Mount Taupiri, a sacred Maori site. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Auckland.
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What an incredible tour and experience! Lance was an exceptional tour guide and driver for the day, and he’s extremely knowledgeable about pretty much everything relating to New Zealand. I had an amazing time!
Ah yes, Lance is a perfect example of Cheeky Kiwi guides; knowledgeable, witty, passionate. As you say; exceptional! Thank for your 5-star review of Lance and Cheeky Kiwi!
We did the Hobbiton and Glow worm cave tour with Lance as our tour guide. The experience and views along the way, are not going to be forgotten any time soon. Lance was the perfect guide, very knowledgable about all things New Zealand. He kept...More
Thanks for such a fantastic review! We agree that Lance is great at tying everything in together; the location sites, the scenery, the history. And having a sense of humour is a pre-requisite for our guides; we're glad you think Lance qualifies. ;)
Lance was our tour guide, funny, informed, kind, knowledgeable, spirited! We were absolutely enthralled by the service given to us by our Cheeky Kiwi guide. We were on time for our tours, we asked questions off the beaten track and were informed about this beautiful...More
Enthralled. What a fantastically wonderful descriptive word for the experience provided by one of our exceptional guides. Thank you for sharing!!
Fun tour guide that makes the whole trip never boring. He even has knowledge and experience caves so he helped us understand more about the glowworm wildlife. Didn't expect there is a screen in the tour bus for movies prepared by the guide, this turned...More
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that innovation of technology within our vehicles used to enhance your experience was appreciated.