Frequently Asked Questions By Our Amazing Customers

Auckland And Beyond Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do Private Tours from Auckland?

Yes We do.
All the day tours can be upgraded to be Private Tours if you wish to have the Vehicle for yourself and be more flexible with the time and the things you wish to do & see.

We also have Private Tailor-made Itineraries around New Zealand (operated by us), we customise everything to your taste, interest, time and budget. Contact us to make the most of your time in New Zealand

How long is the Drive to The Hobbiton from Auckland?

Its about 2 to 2.5 Hrs drive each way from Auckland to The Hobbiton Movie Set.

How Long can I stay at the Hobbiton Movie Set ?

The guided tour inside the Hobbiton Movie Set is about 2Hrs Long.

Can I Stay longer than 2 hours inside The Hobbiton Movie Set?

On the Normal Day tours (Including the Private Tours), you can all the tours inside The Hobbiton Movie Set have a limit of 2 hours.
if you would like to stay longer I recommend booking with us The Hobbiton Movie Evening Banquet for more info about this tour Contact us.

How long is the tour inside Waitomo Caves?

The tour inside Waitomo Glowworm caves is about 50min guided tour.

How long is the Drive from Auckland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves?

Its about 2.5 to 3 Hrs drive each way to Waitomo Glowworm Caves from Auckland.

Is the Tour inside Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour or you walk on your own?

Inside Waitomo Glowworm Caves it’s a fully guided tour with one of the local guide at Waitomo.
it starts with walking into the cave and it ends up with a beautiful boat ride over the Waitomo River.

Can I take photos & videos inside Waitomo Glowworm Caves?

Unfortunately, you can’t. In Order to protect the glowing worms & the formations inside the cave, photography is not allowed.

At Te Puia Geothermal Valley is it a guided tour?

There are Guided Walking Tours on the hour every hour at Te Puia taking you around the valley, It’s not compulsory as you can do a self guided tour, but we always recommend it to our customers to learn about the culture and the history of the Area from the Local Maori Tribe.

How long is the Drive from Auckland to Rotorua (Te Puia, Wai-O-Tapu, Skyline Rotorua)?

Its about 3 to 3.5 Hrs drive each way from Auckland to Rotorua.

Do you do Cruise Excursions?

Yes, we absolutely do. depending on how long your ship is docked in Auckland we will recommend for you the best shore excursions in order to be back at the Ship on time.
Pick up & Drop off will be from Cruise Port.

Do you pick up & drop off at Auckland Cruise Terminal?

Yes, We do.

Can I be picked up from one place & be dropped off at another place/area?

For Day Tours:
Yes, we can usually do that (depending on Availability) if it’s within the City Centre or The Airport if you have a flight or arriving before the tour Pick up, but please check with us when you make the booking if available on the day.
For Multi-Day Trips & Private Tours:
The Tour is fully customized to the customer, So we can make any changes you wish to do.

How big is your van? how many people are joining the tour?

We Have a fleet of 17, 12, 13 & 7 Seater Vans. (so all our tours are small group tours)
These are the capacities of each vehicle it could be that or less depending on the day and how many people booked on the day of your booking.

When is the Summer in New Zealand?

Summer in New Zealand starts on 1 Dec until 31 March.

What is the best time to visit New Zealand?

We always say all year long because every season has its own beauty in New Zealand.
But If you are looking for Warm Weather the best time to visit New Zealand is from October (spring) until the beginning of April.
If you are a Winter & Snow Lover Best time to visit is from 1 June until 30 Sep.

Is there is any Snow In New Zealand?

Yes, it does Snow in New Zealand but only in certain areas.
Snow Season in New Zealand is from 1 June until 30 September.
North Island NZ: you can go skiing at Mt. Ruapehu in three different summits: Whakapapa, Turoa & Tukino skifield which is near Lake Taupo (about 5-6 hrs drive from Auckland)
The South Island of NZ, It snows during winter and one of the top skiing destinations in New Zealand is Queenstown. The Remarkables Peak & Coronet Peak are one of the most beautiful mountains in the South Island for skiing.

Does it Snow in Auckland?

No, Auckland doesn’t have snow in winter.

What is the best day tour to do from Auckland on a rainy day?

We always recommend doing The Waitomo Glowworm Caves because the tour is inside the caves. But if you like the rain you can choose any of our Day Tours.
https://aucklandandbeyond.co.nz/waitomo-caves-tour/

Do you have a group discount?

Yes, we can give a discount for groups of 10 or more. Please contact us if you wish to make a group booking.