Tauranga Shore Excursion With Hobbiton And Rotorua Geyser

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  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port gates, where you will see a repre.. read more
    Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Your pick-up is just a short walk from your ship at the end of the wharf, where you board one of our modern 2017/18 small group mini van vehicles! 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.

Know More about this tour

  • This Is a pre-booked tour only withno sales at the port, 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!

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) You enter a strange and unusual landscape with the aroma of sulphur and sights of steam vents exiting the earth at every available crevice.

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 andpeculiar 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 thehome of the Hobbits, as featured inThe Lord of the RingsandThe HobbitTrilogies.The extraordinary following that the movies have amassed has led to the tours becoming a must see while travellers are inNew 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 theHobbit holesincludingBilbo's and Frodo's home. Learn about the moviesecrets 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 treesand 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 Hobbiton Movie Set tour there will be a complimentary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non-alcohol available).

From Hobbiton way make our way back to return you to your ship!

A truly one off day of experience and discovery.


Tauranga port pick up - Pre-booked tour for cruise ship passengers only

Te Puia Valley Geothermal Valley entrance fees

The Hobbiton Movie set tour with official guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Te Puia

Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No sales on the day of the tour ensuring a quick departure for you!

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

If needed we will adjust the tour time dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship

Pick up is from the port gates and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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 19 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Dec-2022

    We booked and paid with this company (Andrew) on 25/9/22 and confirmed on email 10/11/22 with a response from Andrew and all was on track for our tour from the cruise ship on 29/12/22. Then 2 hours before pick up at the port Andrew emailed to say it was an error in the booking and there was no tour!! Hobbiton is really hard to get tickets to at the moment as it is short staffed so to our devastation we had no tour - the one tour I booked and confirmed and we all were excited about. When we were at the pier, other cruise operators said they hadn’t seen this tour company for weeks and that he was possibly not in business any longer! We are now waiting for a refund! We are so devastated and would not use this tour company again!

  • 18-Mar-2020

    Visited two great highlights of the Tauranga area. The local Maori guide was very cordial and informative. Enjoyed the Maori dance presentation and sampling of sweet corn cooked in the thermal waters. The Hobbiton movie set tour was so much fun with lots of photo ops and complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Our tour guide, Ray, was very organized and personable. We even made a quick stop at a kiwi orchard.

  • 15-Mar-2020

    As great at Hobbiton was, Rotorua was a huge disappointment. If you are any kind of LoTR, you MUST visit Hobbiton. But Rotorua felt like a fake Disneyland-like experience only not as good.

  • 21-Feb-2020

    Well organized and extremely informative! Enjoyed the ride, the Maori village and hobbitown! Guides very knowledgeable.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    Absolutely the funniest trip for the Ring followers. Well organized and a good chance in knowing how a magnificent film was made.
    Draw backs, not suitable for elderly people, or being there in a bad rainy day.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    Well organized & extremely informative! Enjoyed the ride, the Maori village & hobbitown! Guides very knowledgeable.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Hobbiton is not to be missed. If you're a fan, doubly so. However, there's been plenty written about this... the unsung gem here is the Rotorua Geothermal Geyser and the Maori University at the first part of the trip. This surprised me with it's heartfelt introduction to the Maori culture and what they are doing to preserve it. In addition, our guide was one of the most interesting guides I've ever had. When he talked, everyone within earshot listened in on instinct, even the other guides. The drive between Hobbiton and the Maori Village is a bit long, but no other tour can give you so much. Just do yourself a favor and sign up before they sell out.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Absolutely the funniest trip for the Ring followers. Well organized and a good chance in knowing how a magnificent film was made. Draw backs, not suitable for elderly people, or being there in a bad rainy day.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    The tour was incredibly informative, Andrew our tour guide was lovely and very accommodating. The places we went were incredible and we will hold onto these memories fondly.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    The tour was interesting and had a lot of variety. The Maori village was very enlightening. They live on a geothermal spring. The tour of Hobbiton was also wonderful, but the hills were tough for some of us. The story about why it exists is truly amazing.

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