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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

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USD 129.71
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    What to Expect
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    Pass By: Headfirst Travel, Rotorua 3007 New Zealand

    Enjoy the tour with your Local Legend Guide! They will tell you unique history and interesting facts while you journey with them for the day!

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

    Here you will experience The Waitomo Cave option you have selected:

    Glowworms - Includes Waitomo Glowworm Caves Only with free time to explore in Waitomo and Hobbiton

    2 Caves - For this option you will have a 45 minute Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour and also a 2 Hour Ruakri Cave Tour

    Black Labyrinth - For this option you will be given a rubber ring and guided down the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

    Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    Here we'll enjoy a tour of amazing natural wonder and meet the thousands of little glowworms that turn these dark caverns into gorgeous turquoise tunnels! These unique creatures are only found in New Zealand and welcome you to explore their subterranean home.

    Ride a boat beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in the famous Waitomo Caves. We'll also have free time here to explore on our own

    Ruakuri Caves

    For passengers adding on Ruakuri, you will take a short journey from Waitomo to Ruakuri. Here you Experience the spectacular spiral entrance to Ruakuri Cave. Marvel at the incredible limestone formations and crystal tapestries in an intimate group.

    The original Waitomo black water rafting tour will have you exploring and tubing through the mysterious Ruakuri Cave. Here you will be given a rubber tube, and you will be taken on an unreal underground adventure you will never forget. Float down the underground river in rubber tubes while admiring the glowworm displays above!

    Duration: 3 hours

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

    Follow an expert guide as they lead you through this expansive and amazing village! We'll see all the great and memorable sties from the Shire, including the Green Dragon Inn and field where Bilbo's birthday party was held! Along the way they'll provide exclusive commentary about the films and set, as well as the interesting characters who've visited the set over the years. They will even help take photos of you besides the miniature homes and gardens.

    Only included if chosen!

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1167 Fenton St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    6:45 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Waitomo activity of choice (The Waitomo Cave option you have selected)
    • Hobbiton Movies Set tour (if chosen)
    • Pickup from centrally located meeting point
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van
    • Glowworm Cave Option includes Waitomo Glowworm Caves Only - (45 minute Tour including boat ride)
    • 2 Caves Option Includes Waitomo Glowworm Cave (45 Minute tour) PLUS Ruakuri Caves (2 Hour Tour)
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
    • Hobbiton, unless chosen at check out
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child ages 4–14 half price of adult
    • Black Labyrinth: Minimum age 12 years old, minimum weight 99 pounds (45 kg.)
    • Black Abyss: Minimum age 16 years old, 99 pounds (45 kg.)
    • If doing a Black Abyss or Black Labyrinth Tour, a wet suit will be provided for you. However, please bring swimwear to wear underneath your wetsuit as well as a towel and a warm change of clothes.
    • Please note: if you decide to end your day in Auckland and do not want to join the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour you will have two hours at Hobbiton to relax in their cafe.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 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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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Good for my family holiday in new Zealand and Happy trip and fun for the kids. We are neighbor with Australia and new Zealand.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Intae K
    Reviewed 26 August 2019

    Convenient trip with lots of things to see and experience. though we had to pay extra for the second route of glowworm caves. Hobbiton was really scenic and extraordinary.More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank traveltape0
    HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Many Thanks for the review! We offer a variety of add-ons on our tours. Our most popular trip is the Two Cave and Hobbiton Trip. We provide customers with the option to upgrade on the day if only One Cave has been booked. This is...More

    Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

    First things first, if you rented a car, buy tickets direct from the caves and Hobbiton, DO NOT take this “tour”. My family and I travel a lot and were highly unsatisfied with our days outing with Headfirst Travel. They do not offer a “tour”,...More

    1  Thank toddmcd17
    HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Hi Todd Thank you so much for your valuable feedback it certainly appears you had a less than an enjoyable day. We endeavour to provide a memorable experience for a range of customers and clearly we got some parts of your trip wrong. We apologise....More

    Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

    A huge shout out to Leon in the Res team for helping us coordinate a few different things at such short notice! We were picked up promptly and on time before a smooth ride out to Waitomo with some interesting commentary as we were driving...More

    Thank NoelR1991
    HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Thanks for the review Noel! We sure are lucky to have Leon and the res team as part of our team! They are absolute legends at handling all bookings! They have a great ability to help out with any request (Big or small) he wetsuits...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I were visiting and opted to visit Hobbiton and Waitomo. We made the mistake of not booking way in advance for the holiday season and underestimated the demand. Thankfully we found this option through TripAdvisor. When I called a few days out...More

    1  Thank Vimal D
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