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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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    What to Expect
    Experience two World famous New Zealand attractions The Waitomo Glowworm Caves & The Hobbiton Movie Set !

    Waitomo Glowworms Caves

    You will be taken on a Journey of discovery combining two of the most popular and world famous attractions in New Zealand, Begin your discovery at the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.

    Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

    Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way! 

    The Hobbiton Movie Set

    An offical guide will show you around the movie set of this breathtaking film set which was created in impressive detail! Walk around the Hobbit holes including  bilbo's and frodo's  home.

    Wonder around the vegetable patches were Hobbits grow their food! with giant pumpkins lying around! and learn about the movie secrets and the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling.

    Your guide tells you how in Tolkien's books, there is a reference to hobbits sitting under plum trees, and how in New Zealand, plum trees grow too big to be the right scale for a hobbit so Peter Jackson had apple and pear trees, stripped of their fruit and replaced them with fake

    As for the oak tree on the hill? Also fake, with 376,000 artificial leaves imported from Taiwan and wired onto the tree. When the leaves faded in the sun, someone was employed to repaint them, one by one!

    Walk past the Mill and the famous Party Tree that were created for "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films. At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, There will be a complementary  drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non alcohol available)

    You will  leave the shire and travel through lush green countryside to return you to your Tauranga Port in plenty of time to board your ship. 

    Transport in one of our  2017/18 luxury vehicle (small Group), taking in the stunning scenery that New Zealand has to offer along the way. (no large coaches)
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    • The port of Tauranga! 
    • We will be waiting for you at the port gate's with a name board with your name on it! 
    • We wear grey shirts with lime green logo!
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by small 2017/18 mini van with air-conditioning
    • Bottled water
    • Professional Hobbiton guide to guide you around Hobbiton
    • Professional Guide to Waitomo Glowworms caves including a boat ride
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • No sales on the day Pre booked tour only.
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Exclusions
    • Personal expenses
    • Lunch
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • 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 manufactured 2017/18 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
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund!
    • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
    • Pick-up time will be confirmed 30 days from the date of tour (or upon booking if within 30 days).
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My husband and I had such a great time with Andrew. It was so easy being picked up and dropped off at our hotel. There were a few little stops and many many fun facts that we never would have gotten had we driven ourselves. Highly recommend.
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    This was the best way for us to see the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set in one day. Both attractions are quite a way from Rotorua but Andrew made it easy. He collected us in a modern air conditioned mini bus - there were only 10 in our group. The benefits to
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    Andrew was our driver/tour guide. He was very engaging and full of knowledge. He took great care of us and made the whole day come off flawlessly.
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    This tour was unforgettable! One of my favourites while travelling in New Zealand with friends. I will definitely be going through this company when I choose to travel back to NZ! Andrew was an amazing tour guide and he knew what he was talking about, he taught us heaps about
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    I had an amazing time and Andrew was the best, he helped us out with everything even stopped at maccas and waited for us to eat. Best trip I've been on would go again and again and again.
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