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Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras

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    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand

    Join a guided walking tour of Hobbiton with a local guide - note the terrain is uneven - please let us know if you have any mobility problems so we can try and get assistance for you

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand

    Te Puia is where we have a buffet lunch which is a mixture of Maori traditional and typical New Zealand food - Food is labelled and there is a wide range of dishes suiting all dietary requirements, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan.

    You have the opportunity to explore the Thermal Valley, See Kiwi Bird and to visit the Maori arts and crafts institute -

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

    Sightseeing in and around the Rotorua area

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all customers using several vehicles. You will not be driven around the city from hotel to hotel for hours before we leave Auckland

    Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person

    We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We only go to the hotels/accomodation which are booked for that day. We also offer a subsidised shuttle service for people staying our of the city centre to bring them to meet the tour coach. Please liaise with us re where you are to be picked up. It is essential you get in contact with this information as soon as possible
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Inclusions
    • Buffet Lunch - vegetarian and gluten free options available
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off and other meeting points by arrangement including private addresses in the central metropolitan area
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Local taxes
    • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks unless specified
    • Personal expenses and gratuities
    • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult - chldren under tour cannot travel on group tour - We can arrange private tours for families travelling with children under 2
    • Infant seats are required by law in NZ in private vehicles for children under 7 years. We recommend the same standard be applied for your child's safety and have them available in all vehicles for a small optional gratuity for the use of seat and child restraint for the day
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I will preface by saying this is a reputable company and I feel you can book with confidence. This is more about my experience which involved bad luck and timing. As they get into Summer season, extra driver/guides need to be hired and more buses are put on the road. I
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    With one full day to get the most out of the area around Auckland I booked with Flexitours. The day was torrential with rain but our driver got us safely to Hobbiton and Rotorua for sightseeing in terrible traffic and weather conditions. She was full of information about the
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    Response from FlexiToursNZ, Assistant Manager at Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi, Thank you for your great review. Glad to hear we could get you to where you wanted to go regardless of the weather and traffic as we do not cancel our trips as long as we have 1 person booked on our trips. Looking forward to you traveling with us again in the future. Regards, Daniel
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    My tour with flexi tours was amazing. Easy booking and picked up at my accomodation by our friendly driver Daryl who made sure we all got to know each other and kept us entertained with lots of information on the drive to Te Puia. We joined a walking tour then added on the
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    Response from Sherpa11674828526, Assistant manager at Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras
    Responded 4 Jun. 2019
    Hi, Thanks for the great review. Glad Darryl was able to make your day super easy and looked after you for your first day in NZ! i will be sure to pass your comments onto him directly. also glad to hear you enjoyed Hobbiton and Te Puia with its rich culture and amazing buffet lunch they offer. Looking forward to you coming back to New Zealand and traveling with us again! Regards, Daniel
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    I think this is the perfect tour to combine 2 destinations a ways away from Auckland in a day. I did a long tour of Waitomo a different day because I thought all 3 places in a day would be a bit cramped. Rotorua was very cool. The optional performance at Rotorua sounded fun but
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    Response from Sherpa11674828526, Assistant Manager at Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras
    Responded 1 Jul. 2019
    Hi, Thank you for your amazing review. Great to hear that you customized your tour and spread it over 2 days so you are able to enjoy the caves and Rotorua for longer we do often suggest this to a lot of our customers to ensure they enjoy the tours as much as possible. Thank you for the nice comments about Darryl i will be sure to pass these onto him directly. Best Regards, Daniel
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    I will preface this review by stating that I am an award winning travel blogger and world traveler. I have taken full day trips to destinations all over the world including recent tours in Australia and New Zealand. I booked this tour since we had a limited amount of time in New
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    Response from Philippa D, General Manager at Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras
    Responded 10 Dec. 2018
    It is really amazing to me that you found reasons to complain when othr people on exaclty the same coach and with same drivers have told me about the wonderful information given on the tour - only spoiled by one customer ( who talked over the drivers constantly) As far as the Maori Concert was concerned - this costs extra and on most days ( unless there is a cruise ship in the Tauranga harbour it is not on at a time that you would fit in with your tour and is therefore not part of the standard offering, You could have told your driver you wanted to add this and we would have done this for you for a fee of $15 per person - BUT you did not ask as there were extra concerts on the day you were there Your comment about our late model Mercedes with luxury fit out is an absolute mistruth - All of them have the latest technology can supply in suspension and shock obsorbers. You were offerred the opportunity to get out and walk in the Redwood forest and other areas in Rotorua but did not want to get out. You contacted me after the tour and tried to demand a refund or discount because you are a proffesional blogger - I believed this was veiled threat that because you are a blooger you would try to blacken our companies name if we did not bow to your threats and giver you a cheap tour - for no reason other than you would blacken our reputation The hundreds of outstanding reviewes and thousands of satisfied customers who come back and refer friends to us tell me that your response and attempt to critcise what you received is more about the fact that I would not give you a refund than any real susbstance in your complaint. You told my first driver that you did not want to explore Te Puia - You chose not to go on the guided tour which was available and strangley enough while other people walked the convenience shop near where you stopped in Matamata to get water - you did not - You also turned down the opportunity to get an icecream in the town You do not mention the 5 star buffet lunch which you were served at Te Puia or the wonderful guided tour at Hobbiton. In your email to me all you mentioned was that the tour was over priced and you wanted some money back. Our drivers give a lot of information and comentary while taking you places - but I have feedback from both the drivers you were with that it was difficult becasue someone was constantly talking over them I am sorry you were not happy - but we know our tours are great value for moeny and our vehicles are comfortable
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    About the operator
    By: FlexiToursNZ
    212 reviews
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    Barb C
    Province of Milan, Italy
    2310
    4HR LOST WORLD TOUR
    I booked with this company so that we could do the 4HR Lost World cave tour with transportation to the site and
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    Outbax
    Toronto, Canada
    185108
    Was left a little disappointed
    I will preface by saying this is a reputable company and I feel you can book with confidence. This is more about
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    Manuel V
    Porto, Portugal
    145
    A great day tour...
    Despite the morning rain we had a wonderfull experience, with a great guide (Derrell) that made our time on the
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    Beverly S
    Concord, California
    5621
    Long trip but worth it
    Took off early from Auckland. Our guide was Fran, very friendly and informative. We stopped for coffee along the
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    787juliana
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    1815
    Great!
    We had Fran as our tour guide. She was attentive and very informative. As part of the tour we visited Waiotapu and
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    apstew
    Vista, California
    31
    Great company, well done, too much for one day.
    Our driver was great, and FlexiTours in general was an awesome company. We did a private tour, which worked out
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    Helenfromaus
    20
    Disappointing
    A very disappointing experience. Drivers/Tour Guides were unorganised & the description of the trip in the
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    KerryB1520
    Newcastle, Australia
    10
    What a way to waste a day!
    We were picked up at our hotel for a Rotorua only day tour. Brochure states they will pick you up and take you to
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    Gface85
    Los Angeles, California
    103
    Fun
    First full day in new Zealand and was a little hesitant on driving as they drive on the left side. Picked us up
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    Laura B
    Victoria
    456
    Short but sweet
    With one full day to get the most out of the area around Auckland I booked with Flexitours. The day was
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    jefff327
    North Carolina
    20
    Fabulous tour of Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo Caves
    Highlight of our touring time! We were short on time in Auckland, so we appreciated the fast-paced tour to see
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    cylamcy
    Hong Kong, China
    20
    A great 2-day tour (return) from Auckland to Rotorua
    We did a customised 2-day tour to Rotorua and the staff were very helpful and quick to respond throughout the
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    llmAgnes
    20
    Cosy and Fruitful 2 Day Tour
    Reasonable price, excellent service, Nice drivers, Clear explanation. Thanks Trevor, Dellas, Will and Riv. We had
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    K2372QOerict
    San Francisco, California
    25
    Amazingly Awesome Full Day Your
    Rebecca was an Awesome Tour Guide! Her politeness, friendliness and knowledgeable on all aspects made this trip so
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    Peggy L
    61
    Two day Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo
    We had a great two day trip from Auckland to Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo. We didn’t want to cram it all into
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