Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour With Te Puia, Hangi Buffet Lunch & Concert

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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    6:00 AM
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    Traveler pickup is offered
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Experience the world-famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set plus the geothermal and Maori cultural wonders of Te Puia all in one day. This unforgettable combo tour takes you to two of the top tourist attractions in the North Island.

Hobbiton & Alexander Family Sheep Farm
Te Puia Geothermal Park & Pohutu
Maori Cultural Village and Arts School
Rotorua City Highlights

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.

Our tours are led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in a modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
Your tour starts in New Zealands largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventure today but also point out and guide you past some of the citys top highlights.
Pass By: Waikato Region, Waikato Region, North Island
Be driven through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, on a fully guided journey to your next attraction. During the trip you will encounter stunning scenery, might rivers, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and see several different farm animals along the way.
Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
Board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and enjoy a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub The Green Dragon Inn.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Tirau, Tirau, Waikato Region, North Island
Famously dubbed the 'Corrugated Capital of the World' because of the many unique Corrugated Iron sculptures and building this town never fails to get a look and a laugh. Our guides will point out all the main highlights on the way through.
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
Receive a fully guided tour around this amazing geothermal & Maori cultural park including a Maori Cultural Show and Hangi Buffet. Experience the geothermal and cultural wonders including: Phutu Geyser, Mori Architecture, The National Mori Arts School, geothermal craters, geothermal events and even the chance to view a Kiwi bird in the Kiwi viewing house.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Pass the historical Blue Baths and Racheal Spring as part of the city highly portion of your tour. The Blue Baths was one of New Zealands first commercial geothermal baths feed to this day by the boiling waters of the Racheal Spring.
Pass By: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand
Government Gardens is home to the architectural wonder of Rotorua Museum, beautiful rose gardens, The Blue Baths, Rachael Spring and public recreational areas. This area is a favourite of tourists and locals alike. As part of the City Highlights portion of your tour you will be taken through the Government Gardens while our guide points out the top attractions.
Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
Meaning lake number two in Maori Lake Rotorua is not an ordinary lake but in fact a Caldera (volcanic crater) that still has signs of geothermal activity in many parts making it a very popular attraction. During your city highlights portion of you tour the guide will show you the best spots at the lake and explain some of its stories.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Pokeno, Pokeno, North Island
Time dependent we stop to enjoy a New Zealand Tip Top Ice Cream (local favourite) you will require cash for the Ice Cream shop if you would like one.
Duration: 15 minutes


Small Group & Fully Guided Tour

Bottled water


Entry Tickets

Lunch - Traditional Maori Hangi Buffet Lunch

Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Rotorua

Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

Entry/Admission - Te Puia



Additional Info

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

Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours notice).

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Feb-2020

    We could not have asked for more! Our guide Andre was fantastic! He is extremely knowledgeable,a very safe driver and has a great sense of humor. It was a long ride back and forth from Auckland, but Andre made the time fly by. If you're LOTR enthusiasts like us, you don't want to miss this tour! Visiting the geothermal valley in Rotorua was a great bonus... absolutely fascinating. Thanks Andre and the rest of the crew at Cheeky Kiwi for a great day!

  • 15-Nov-2019

    Our tour guide Lance was spectacular. Prompt, pleasant and entertaining. He shares freely his knowledge of NZ and the Maori culture. Well worth the price for Hobbiton, the buffet lunch and the cultural performance.

  • 23-Aug-2019

    There were 3 of us visiting from Northern California and decided to take this tour. I was a bit skeptical as I'm not a fan of tours (especially all day ones) or Hobbit stuff. I LOVED the tour and Lance (Our trusty guide & driver) made it fun, interesting, and comfortable. Hobbiton was beautiful! You don't need to be a fan to enjoy and appreciate the creativity and beauty of the landscapes. So many 'Insta' moments too! Our time at Te Puia was wonderful. So much history, beauty, nature, art and great food. There were only a total of 6 of us in the van so the ride was comfortable. Lance made several 'pit stops' for us to stretch and use the bathrooms along the way. I can not recommend this tour enough and have already told several people about my great experience on this tour. KIA ORA my friends!

  • 19-May-2019

    We started our tour with Jack leaving at 6 am. It was well worth the early departure because we were able to stop and experience a beautiful sun rise. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and very fun. We also were the first group of the day for Hobbiton. Snacks were provided. I enjoyed the fact that we each introduced ourselves so we knew something about the others on the tour. We were a group of 7 so that also was great. We met up with Tania and joined her group to go to Te pia. and a quick view of rotorua. She treated us to some special places. We did not do the buffet or the cultural ceremony as that was not a part of our your. I would recommend them for your tour.

  • 04-May-2019

    What a wonderful day! It is a long one, so I was happy that we had a great tour guide, Lance. He was very knowledgeable about New Zealand and it’s history. There is quite a bit of driving involved, but the time passes quick and the small tour bus was comfortable. Lance pointed out different interesting places and things along the way. We had provided snacks and water along the way. Hobbiton, as expected, was absolutely lovely and just a beautiful place to be. We were the first tour of the day, meaning no other people in our photos of the place! And Hobbiton in the morning after the fog has lifted and the plants are covered in dew is a sight not to be missed! I loved Rotorua! It was such an informative place. The Maori culture show and hangi lunch is well worth it. You won’t leave hungry, that’s for sure. The people working at Te Puia are passionate and very willing to teach you about their history and what they are doing now. Overall, it was a great day and a highlight of my holiday!