Katie – Jun 2023

The tour was well worth the money, the surrounding area of Hobbiton is beautiful. The set itself is great and the tour guide on set was friendly and offered to take photos for those going solo.
I was worried I would just be with families, but actually it was two other solo travelers and another pair of friends.
The tour guide John was very friendly and had a good sense of humor. He gave us lots of tips of things to do in Auckland and also gave me some additional info about Christchurch/Queenstown, which is where I am heading.
Overall it was a great day out and well worth the money. 🙂

Pioneer – May 2023

The group was great, John the driver / guide tour was super friendly and always willing to help with extra information about New Zealand attractions , history etc. I highly recommend doing the tour in a small group.

Camila – June 2023

The guide, John, knows a lot about the places and about New Zealand. He is a great storyteller.
The cave worth the tour. Te Puia is great also.

Go Places – May 2023

My Husband and I took this tour on our very first full day in New Zealand and it was such a great choice! The glow worm caves are fascinating and we learned A LOT at Te Puia (including getting to see both live Kiwi Birds and an active Geyser!).

I have been on other tours where the guide was lack luster. This was dedicated NOT the case with John. He is a beautiful gem of a human, knowledgeable and willing to interact with the traveling group. I was very impressed with his willingness to answer questions and how he managed to get everyone in the group to engage in a comfortable and easy manner.

10 out of 10 recommend this company, John as a guide, and this great day tour! You won’t be disappointed.

Sightseer – May 2023

Our tour guide John was friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and made sure everyone was safe and had a great experience. Hobbiton was fantastic, and the Waitomo Caves were beautiful! It was also great to learn about New Zealand and Auckland on the drive. Highly recommend!

Freedom – June 2023

It was amazing tour under the guidance of John and Nicholas.We learnt lots of behind the scenes information through them.

Mariano – Dec 2022

We are so happy we did this tour and had John as our tour leader. Not only he was so informative but also funny. He looked after us all very well. I can’t thank him enough for doing an extra mile. Thanks John!

Drake – Jan 2023

My wife and I booked 2 tours with Cheeky Kiwi. We took the Christchurch to Queenstown trip via Mt Cook and Lake Teakapo trip with Tony. In Auckland, we took the Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves trip with John. Both trips were phenomenal and had a blast with the group and guides! Thanks for the amazing experiences and for helping to make our NZ trip memorable!

AR – Feb 2023

WOW! Perfection on part of John our guide. He was humorous, shared his knowledge of the geography, the history of the country, and he was kind and respectful. Needless to say, our group of 16 had a fun time together.

Marie – Mar 2023

Had a great time with our guide John, he really went out of his way to make sure everyone got to where they needed to be! This tour is a bit of a juggling act with activities, so it’s best to book your two activities ahead of time. Really appreciated our guides knowledge and helping make the trip memorable, especially as a solo travler.

Eddy – Feb 2023

The tour of Hobbiton was amazing. It was an early start and a long journey but our driver (John) kept us amused throughout.

Cheeky – Feb 2023

Hobbiton and waitomo caves. Great way to meet others from around the world while enjoying scenic view drive to both tours while stopping for lunch and great way with stopping for ice cream on way back and everyone adding their favorite music song for playlist to listen. Thanks to our tour bus operator John Brown he was amazing and gave us a fantastic and enjoyable tour with taking our photos, sharing culture and lots information on NZ.
Recommend doing both tours in one day if you plan to do both as it’s 2 hour drive there each way (beautiful scenery on drive). Caves although neat to see, the boat ride in cave was very short and quick but worth to see as first time. Hobbiton highly recommend beautiful scenery, lots movie set info…need to watch again the movies again!

Hsiaochi – Mar 2023

Thanks for John give a great experience for Rotorua. But what makes me feel super friendly was he introduce the history by words and provide some information of good restaurant. That’s not his job, but he did more than I expected. Thanks for John give me a great day.

Elenor – Mar 2023

From our tour guide John, who was so funny and knowledgeable, to the absolutely incredible tour of Te Puia and my personal choice of the Redwood Forest tree top walks, to the sighting of the great Waikato River and a couple of interesting stops on the way, everything was just perfect and a fat I will always remember. Thanks so much John and Cheeky Kiwi

Magadalena – Mar 2023

John was a very friendly and helpful guide. I‘ve seen a lot of beautiful things and learned interesting things about New Zealands history and Culture. Our guide John did everything to help us and give us a great experience. Although I must admit that I think the price for the tour is to expensive.