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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This small-group shore excursion from Tauranga is designed to maximize cruise passengers’ time on land and skip the lines, as all tickets are pre-booked. Visit two of New Zealand’s must-see attractions—the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set—in an easy day trip. Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour by private minivan rather than a big, impersonal tour bus.
  • All entrance fees are included
  • Be escorted by local guides around Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton
  • Includes an underground boat ride at Waitomo Caves
  • Port transfers are provided
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Transport by small mini van with air-conditioning
Professional Hobbiton guide to guide you around Hobbiton
Professional Guide to Waitomo Glowworms caves including a boat ride
Port pickup and drop-off
Personal expenses
Lunch
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port gates, where you will see a representative with a name board with " NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY TOURS" & your name on It! Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
  • No sales on the day of the tour!
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
  • All vehicles are modern vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
  • Pick up time will be confirmed after booking confirmation, dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship
  • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY New Zealand Discovery Tours Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour.

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Our group of 4 did this tour during...
Michael F
, Mar 2018
Our group of 4 did this tour during at port stop from a cruise ship. We were a private tour which was perfect! Peter our guide and driver was great. We were picked up right at the port and returned with time to explore the pier. He got us to the Glowworm Cave right on time for our tour and straight to the front of the line. Then it was on to Hobbiton. Peter made perfect time. We made it to Hobbiton right on time for our amazing tour to begin. We had a Tip Top time on this tour and would highly recommend. Peter did a great job. Thanks for making our day!
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The highlights of our trip to New...
Hermes
, Feb 2018
The highlights of our trip to New Zealand! Andrew from New Zealand Discovery Tours Limited was an excellent Driver/Guide. This is a not to miss excursion. Our group highly recommend this.
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Peter was a great drive. caves were...
uofitwirler
, Dec 2017
Peter was a great drive. caves were amazing to see wish we had more time there. Hobbit town was fun, never saw movie but want to now
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The Glowworm caves and Hobbiton are...
Linda S
, Nov 2017
The Glowworm caves and Hobbiton are not to be missed, these were our favorite attractions in New Zealand. This was a long and busy day with a LOT of driving, about 3.5 hours. We were in a brand new, beautiful van with plenty of room. Our driver was entertaining and informative. He dropped us off at the caves with our ticket, then we found our way to the start point. We were delayed because of some confusion over check-in then added onto another larger group for the tour. This cost us an extra half an hour, which made us late for Hobbiton. We had to rush through lunch only to wait on our tour due to a bus breakdown. Hobbiton is a busy, very commercial operation. There is no wandering around. You are assigned to a large group and walked through the attraction. The crowds on the day we were there were overwhelming. We had to fight for a table at the Dragon Inn, and then did not have time to finish our drinks before heading back to the ship. However, even though we spent more time driving than we would have liked, it was worth it to see both attractions. The Glowworm Cave was an experience unlike anything I have ever seen and I've seen plenty Hobbiton was enchanting and beautiful in spite of the crowds.
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The tour operator was very good...
psalyers
, Nov 2017
The tour operator was very good about making changes to accommodate scheduling issues. Our tour was delayed at Waitomo, making us late for the scheduled buffet and tour at Hobbiton. She was able to reschedule the Hobbiton portion and we had a private luncheon. We did have to find her after we got off the cruise ship. Instead of being located with the other tour operators, she was on the side street sitting in her van, waiting for the tour driver to arrive.

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