Small Group Tour From Auckland To Hobbiton Movie Set & Rotorua In A Luxury Van

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all Auckland CBD Hotels. Airport pick ups available on private and group bookings only, please contact us for further information.
    Airports
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This Tour combination will take visitors with limited time in New Zealand to visit North islands 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.

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Itinerary
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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 familys sheep farm, the home of the Hobbiton movie sets. The Shires 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 Phutu geyser is the main attraction. Phutu 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 Zealands national iconic flightless bird, the Kiwi.
Experience the unique ways Mori adapted to life in Rotorua. Witness an authentic Mori cultural performance including the traditional Haka, an ancient type of war dance or challenge, used nowadays in important ceremonies and celebrations. (Cultural performance extras)
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

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Return transfers to all Auckland CBD hotels & Ports of Auckland
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia

Exclusions

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Additional Info

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 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 9 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Jan-2020

    Chris was an excellent driver and guide! My daughter and I were the only 2 people to sign up for the tour, so Chris picked us up in a sweet Lexus. His policy is no cancellations no matter how few go!!!!!! Private tour all day with water, snacks, umbrella, and even an extra stop at Blue Springs. You must choose this tour over the others!