Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set And Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    If your ship docks before 07.15am the tour departure time will be 08.15am For ships docking between 07.15am - 08.15am tour departure time will be 09.00am  For ships docking between 08.15am - .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Port of Tauranga
  • Return Details :
    Port of Tauranga
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

We pick you up just a short walk from your ship at the end of the wharf, and board one of our modern 2017/18 small group minivan/bus. All entrance fees, guides and cultural show is included in the price. Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture. Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. Encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells. Marvel at the way the Maori's have tamed this land for their own purpose before traveling to the second venue of the tour.Experience the magic of Hobbiton!See Sir Peter Jacksons iconic rollinghills and lush green pastures of Hobbiton. You will have an official guide to guide you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodos home after which you can enjoy a drink in the green dragon (either alcoholic beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer) included in your tour.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Snacks and Beverages included

Know More about this tour

  • This Is a pre-booked tour only, which allows for a quick departure!
  • All entrance fees, guides and cultural show are included in this tour!
  • This is a small group tour which allows for a more personal and friendly experience!

Enter a strange and unusual landscape with the aroma of sulphur and sights of steam vents exiting the earth at every available crevice. You will visit Rotorua and its Whakarewarewa Valley. Here you can witness The prince of wales Feathers geyser and The Pohutu Geyser (the biggest Geyser in the southern hemisphere). 
This valley is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years the people of this village have lived surrounded by geothermal activity (geysers, steam vents and mud pools) which they utilize in their everyday life for cooking, bathing and heating. 
Experience one of Rotorua's leading maori cultural performance groups as they serenade you with a song and dance including the world famous Haka.  For centuries Whakarewarewa village has been home to the Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao people. As New Zealand's original tourist attraction, They have hosted visitors from around the world since the mid 1800's.
Then after which we travel to another strange and peculiar land!.
"Hobbiton Movie Set" is an experience to tantalise the senses of visitors from all across the globe, as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. The extraordinary following that the movies have amassed has led to the tours becoming a must see while travellers are in New Zealand.
Learn all about how this location was chosen as the Hobbiton Movie Set (which is a great story in itself!) and how it was created plus which scenes were filmed here. You will have an official guide to show you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo's home. Learn about the movie secrets and the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling.
Your guide will tell you how in Tolkien's books, there is a reference to Hobbits sitting under plum trees and how in New Zealand plum trees grow too big to be the right scale for a hobbit so Peter Jackson had apple and pear trees, stripped of their fruit and replaced them with fake plums. As for the oak tree on the hill? Also fake, with 376,000 artificial leaves imported from Taiwan and wired onto the tree.  
At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set there will be a complimentary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non-alcohol available).
A truly one off day of experience and discovery. 

Inclusions

  • Transport in 2017/18 vehicle (small group mini bus/van)
  • Entrance fees to the attractions
  • Official Guided tours at both Rotorua & Hobbiton
  • Cultural Show at Rotorua
  • Bottled water
  • Port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Lunch is not included

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!

No sales on the day of the tour!

Ensuring a quick departure for you!

All vehicles are modern manufactured 2016/17 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.

Pick up time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship.

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking