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.
The private tour gives family or small group of friends privacy and flexibility of spending extra time at attractions and enjoying each other’s company
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
You will be picked up from your hotel from 5.50am for a 6:00am departure on a comfortable scenic drive across Auckland’s Southern Corridor, the Bombay Hills and the Hauraki Plains towards Matamata where you would see Lord of the Rings story unfold through the redone movie set.
We will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm with hundreds of sheep grazing amongst the lush farmland, the Shire’s rest (the gateway to Hobbiton) with a cafe and an ice cream parlour where you can get a cup of coffee or ice cream while we get your tickets. You will board one of the green buses and with a professional guide embark on the tour to a 12 acre movie set
This movie set is located on a family run farm, the tour would reveal how this picturesque farmland was transformed into the Shire from Middle Earth.
Discover the rolling hillside, walkways and Hobbiton holes from the movies. Experienced guides will guide and give you interesting facts about how the movies were made. See live the Hobbiton Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and the Party Tree.
Your Middle Earth adventure will end with a complimentary ale, beer, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn.
We head south next through more lush countryside with more farm animals and attractions to Rotorua.
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
Historical 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
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- WiFi on board
- Bottled water
- All Fees and Taxes
- Return transfers to Auckland
- Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Auckland CBD accomodations
- Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
- Queens wharf
- Princess wharf
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
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