• 2 Days Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up

Bay of Islands+Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton (GSHB1 or GSBH1)

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What to Expect
  • DAY 1 Bay of Islands Day Tour including Dolphin Watching Cruise (7:30 am - 8:10 pm)
    Travel reference:

    Visit three of New Zealand's most popular tourist locations in this action-packed 2 day tour combo!

    On day one, departing from Auckland you will travel in luxury coach to Paihia. On your journey you will pass through native bush and lush farmland whilst being entertained with commentary from your driver along the way. 

    On arrival at Paihia you'll have some time to stroll around the town before boarding your Bay of Islands cruise on the catamaran Dolphin Seeker. From here you'll head out to sea to explore this region with its 144 picturesque islands, sheltered waters and abundant marine life. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, seals and birds as you travel around the islands and out along the Cape Brett Peninsula to the Hole in the Rock on Motukōkako Island. If conditions are right, your skipper will take the boat through the hole! You'll have great views from the large outdoor viewing decks on board so you won't miss a thing during your cruise. 

    After returning to shore, it's time to head back to Auckland, arriving in the evening.

  • DAY 2 Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Day Tour (8:00 am - 7:00 pm)
    Travel reference:

    Day 2 promises to be an exciting adventure of the Central North Island, visiting the magical Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves.

    Setting off from Auckland, you'll travel by luxury coach through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Your driver guide will entertain you with informative commentary along the way. 

    Once at the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, you'll join a guided tour of this former sheep farm. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. During your guided tour you'll see Hobbit Holes, The Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, enjoy a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

    At the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, enjoy a guided tour through the impressive underground caverns. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead. 

    After visiting Waitomo and Hobbiton, continue to Auckland, arriving in the early evening.

    Book your adventure into Bay of Islands, Hobitton and Waitomo Caves Combo 2 Day Tour with us today!

    Assembling arrangement:
    • Transfers are available for Auckland certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.

    • If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to a nearby pick-up location listed on the booking form.

    • Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.

    • As this is a shared transfer, there may be unforeseen delays along the pick-up or drop-off route.

    For self-drive customers: 

    • Meeting point: Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland (tours depart and return to this location).

    Travel reminder:
    • Child ticket: Ages 5 - 14 years

    • Infants aged 0 - 4 years can take part in this activity for free when not occupying a seat, however please advise at the time of booking.

    • Tour time: Bay of Islands Day Tour including Dolphin Watching Cruise (7:30 am - 8:10 pm);  Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Day Tour (8:00 am - 7:00 pm)

    • You can choose the tour order at the checkout page.

    • Please note accommodation is not included with this tour combo.

    • Multilingual commentary available in Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin.

    • Hole in the Rock visiting on the Bay of Islands day tour is subject to weather conditions.

    • If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.

    • Visiting order of Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves is uncertain and may be adjusted according to the actual situation of the day.

    • Lunch is included on the day tour to Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves.

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Are there toilets available on your coaches?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. Yes, your GreatSights coach will be equipped with onboard toilets and the driver will also make regular stops during the day. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia
  • Q:Can I join the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves day tour first?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. Certainly! You can choose the tour order as you like at the checkout page. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia

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