8. From Auckland: Hobbiton and Te Puia Guided Trip
Join this tour by multi-award winning Auckland Scenic Tours to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, the Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings) Movie Set and also in Rotorua, the Te Puia Geothermal Wonderland, in one easy return day trip from Auckland (option by arrangement to be dropped off in Rotorua at the end of the tour instead of returning to Auckland.)
Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life and take photos in front of your favourite places like the 44 Hobbit Holes, the Shire and the Green Dragon Inn. Then journey to the World Famous Te Puia which is home to remarkable geothermal features, including the famous Pōhutu geyser as well as rich layers of Māori culture, including art works, people, stories, traditions and architecture. There are lush nature trails teeming with native bird life and you will even find New Zealand iconic native flightless bird, the Kiwi, on site.
Marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand. Fully guided day with one of our tour guides who are widely regarded for their depth of knowledge.
-Cross off two North Island highlights in one day—no rental car needed!
-Lord of the Rings fans will love an official Hobbiton Movie Set tour
-Visit the 70-hectare Te Puia Geothermal Park in Rotorua with the world famous Pohutu geyser and the Maori Cultural Village
-Encounter close up New Zealand’s most famous bird, the Kiwi
-Walk the lush nature trails teeming with native bird life
-See the National Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with its carving and weaving schools
-Learn about native New Zealand history and culture from a Maori guide
By arrangement we also offer an optional drop off with luggage in Rotorua ONLY at the i-site Information Centre in the middle of the main street of Rotorua. This option, only by arrangement with your booking, means your tour would start in Auckland and finish in Rotorua.