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Auckland: Hobbiton and Rotorua with Te Puia Tour

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Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Auckland: Hobbiton and Rotorua with Te Puia Tour

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel

From US$ 240.08 per person

Experience the magical Hobbiton Movie Set plus the geothermal and Maori cultural wonders of Te Puia all in one day. This unforgettable combination tour takes you to two of the top tourist attractions on the North Island.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Auckland hotel pick up times: Hotel pickups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 minutes before your tour time. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up and tour. No refunds given for no show passengers. Group 1 (15 minutes before tour start time): Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, , JUCY Snooze, M Social, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers. Group 2 (10 minutes before tour start time): AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 3 (5 minutes before tour start time): Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, SKYCITY Hotel. Group 4 (at tour start time or up to 10 minutes after): Auckland City Hotel, Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Kiwi International Hotel, YHA Auckland City, VR Apartments.


  • Take a 2-hour guided tour through the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Taste a local craft drink at the Green Dragon
  • Learn and experience the local culture of the Maori people
  • See the geothermal wonders of Rotorua
  • Experience the force of the Pohutu Geyser
Full description
Your tour begins as you are collected from your hotel in a comfortable modern mini-bus. From there, travel through the beautiful Waikato countryside - New Zealand's most extensively farmed area, on a fully guided tour to Hobbiton. During the trip south, encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, and beautiful mountains, as well as several different farm animals along the way. Following your drive, arrive to the Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest, the entrance to Hobbiton. There you can see thousands of sheep, grab something to eat, get a coffee fix, or enjoy an ice cream as your guides arrange your tickets to the movie set. Next, board one of the green Hobbiton buses to depart on a fully guided 2-hour tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with an expert Hobbiton Movie set guide who ensures you get the most out of your visit. During your tour, step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 different hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the charming secrets and stories about the making of the movies, and finish your Lord of the Rings experience with a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton Pub, the Green Dragon Inn. After your Lord of the rings experience, travel back through the Alexander Family Sheep Farm before heading south to the active geothermal area of Rotorua. Throughout your trip, pass through the unique town of Tirau - the corrugated iron sculpture capital of the world, and the stunning Fitzgerald Glade, seeing many more stunning landscapes as you head over the Kaimai ranges. Once in Rotorua, travel with your guides as they show you around the historical sites including Lake Rotorua, the Government Gardens, the Blue Baths, the Thermal Springs, and the Polynesian Spa. From there, head to one of the most famous attractions in New Zealand, the Te Puia Geothermal Park. Once inside the park, stop for lunch, where your guides highly recommend the traditional Maori Hangi buffet meal. Following lunch, set off for a fully guided tour around the surreal park to see it's geothermal and cultural wonders. Observe the Pōhutu Geyser (the biggest geyser in the southern hemisphere), Māori Architecture, the National Māori Arts School, geothermal craters, and geothermal events. There's even the chance to view a kiwi bird in the kiwi viewing house, before you travel back to Auckland with your guide.
  • Fully guided round-trip small-group tour from Auckland
  • Hotel pickups and drop-off (specific central-Auckland hotels only)
  • Entry and fully guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Complimentary beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn
  • Entry and fully guided tour of Te Puia
  • Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest
  • Pohutu Geyser
  • Maori village and craft school
  • Kiwi bird house
  • Rotorua highlights your
  • Refreshments and snacks whilst driving
  • On-screen entertainment throughout the drive
  • Multiple stops to purchase food, buy souvenirs, or take photos
  • WiFi and charging ports in the vehicle
  • Transportation by modern and comfortable minibus
  • Food and drinks (unless option selected
  • Maori cultural show (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Power bank
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes
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