Visit two of the top destinations in New Zealand in one exciting day trip!Explore Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland featuring the largest mud pool in New Zealand, Eruption of Lady Knox Geyser and a walk through the Geothermal Valley to explore one of the most surreal places on Earth, The Champagne Lake.We then head to Matamata and experience the real Middle-earth in a 2 hour fully guided tour inside the Hobbiton Movie Set, take photo’s inside The Hobbit Holes & taste the locally brewed cider or beer in The Green Dragon Inn.
What You'll Get
Tour starts by picking you up from any location in central Auckland and enjoying a three-hour scenic drive to Rotorua.
Visit the largest mud pool in New Zealand, it was originally the site of a large mud volcano which was destroyed through erosion in the 1920’s.
See the history and beauty of the Lady Knox Geyser which provides a unique opportunity to see an eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres.
Walk through the Geothermal Park Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape – the key to what you see lies below the surface – one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand, extending over 18-sq. km.
Relax in our luxury transport while we transfer you to The Hobbiton Movie Set.
Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.
You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
Sit back relax & enjoy the scenary while we take you through different roads back to your accommodation in central Auckland.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Minimum numbers required for tour to operate.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Bottled water
- Light refreshments
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Please specify your Auckland hotel or Auckland Airport so we can arrange your pick up.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Auckland and Beyond Limited in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.