This Tour combination will take visitors with limited time in New Zealand to visit North island’s two most famous attractions.
You will love the tour with a glimpse into the making of ‘The Lord of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies and marvel at how the sets were made. Your journey then continues to Rotorua the wonderland of geysers, boiling mud and water pools, the smell, colours and sights of the volcanic areas are amazing and will be memorable for every traveler long after this experience.
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
On this one day tour you will get picked up from your hotel in Auckland City in our luxury Van and driven through the southern corridor to Waikato and Matamata, you will see beautiful countryside with different farm animals, rolling hillsides and scenic sights along the way
You will arrive at the Alexander family’s sheep farm, the home of the Hobbiton movie sets. The Shire’s rest being the entrance to Hobbiton and where you can grab a coffee or an ice cream while we organise your tickets to the movie set, you will see hundreds of sheep grazing on the farm with picturesque rolling hills.
You will board a big green Hobbiton bus for a two hour fully guided tour by a professional guide, you will be visiting all 44 hobbit holes and see the amazing gardens and learn the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and the sets. Your tour will end with a beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn.
After the Lord of the Rings experience we will head south to the geothermal area of Rotorua, we will be passing through the unique town of Tirau where you will see corrugated iron sculptures and pass through the stunning Fitzgerald Glade and see more attractions along the way.
Duration: 3 hours
Pass By: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand
Pass By: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand
Pass by The Government gardens
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua is a unique region where geothermal activity is evident from the steam appearing on the hills, parks and the lakefront. We will guide you past many of its famous attractions and historical sights, lake Rotorua, The government gardens, Polynesian spa.
You will arrive at Te Puia and with a local guide, you will encounter bubbling mud, pools of boiling water and stunning geysers. The Pōhutu geyser is the main attraction. Pōhutu is the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, she erupts once or twice every hour reaching heights of up to 30 meters (100 ft). At Te Puia, you will get to see New Zealand’s national iconic flightless bird, the Kiwi.
Experience the unique ways Māori adapted to life in Rotorua. Witness an authentic Māori cultural performance including the traditional Haka, an ancient type of war dance or challenge, used nowadays in important ceremonies and celebrations.
Our trip to Rotorua weaves together the fascinating geology, rich culture and colonial beginnings of this region that makes it a ‘must visit’ destination.
Duration: 3 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Minimum numbers apply
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- All Fees and Taxes
- Bottled water
- Return transfers to all Auckland CBD hotels & Ports of Auckland
- Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
- Coffee and/or Tea
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Auckland CBD Hotels
- Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
Queens wharf, Princess wharf
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