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Our guide David was excellent. We managed to get out early to catch the sunrise (and some beautiful photos) of the Matamata area around Hobbiton and were the first tour of the day (nobody else to get in your shots!) The New Zealand scenic routes were fantastic to get a taste of New Zealand outside the larger towns and David's tips were extremely helpful for where to go and what to look for at each location.
The place was nice and great to have a walk around and take photos. The downside of the tour was that it was too short and too fast-paced so we didn't have enough time to take the photo as we needed to follow the group that we belong to. The tour guide's voice wasn't very loud so it was difficult to catch what he was saying. Other than that, it was nice and kids were also enjoyed.
If you don't have a lot of time left and you're in hurry, go for this trip and you shouldn't be disappointed! Right, everything was kinda rushed and I just wish there was more time in Rotorua but c'mon, there's no other way to see these all places in barely one day! The guide made sure everyone is safe and sound and on time.
Very good tour. Guide was nice and helpful, often offering to take group photos. Information was good, though perhaps a little scripted. The dark beer in the green dragon was pretty decent. Overall an enjoyable, professional experience that lived up to expectations.
We travelled from Australia to NZ on a holiday to visit family. Our trip to Hobbiton was a surprise to my 11 year old son and it did not disappoint! Our tour guide Louis was a bonus too!