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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8:15 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 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 s.. 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 :
    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.


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.


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 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.


Transport in 2017/18 vehicle (small group mini bus/van)

Official Guided tours at both Rotorua & Hobbiton

Cultural Show at Rotorua

Bottled water

Port pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland


Lunch is not included

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 manufactured 2017/18 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.

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

Pickup is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship

Pickup time will be confirmed 30 days from the date of tour (or upon booking if within 30 days).

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05-Feb-2020

    Great excursion! Very dynamic. Great option for those who would like to see both Thermal Village and Hobbiton in the same day. If you like to wander around on your own and shop... it might be not for you ( we were given only 20 min or so in both places), but I LOVED it!!!

  • 06-Dec-2019

    our driver buddy was both informative and friendly both tours were excellent but hobbiton was the the best i would highly recommend this toir

  • 08-Apr-2019

    Everything was very nice but not enough time at either place. Highlight of the day was Hobbiton. Rotorua was just ok. Interesting.

  • 21-Feb-2019

    Awesome place fantastic guide overall wonderful day.Highly recommend a visit here if you are a hobbit or lord of the rings fan.Loved it

  • 22-Nov-2018

    The visit to both Hobbitin and Rotorua were great very interesting , however bus driver tour guide originally from Bolton spoke completely inappropriately about his teenage daughter (14 to 16) out shooting and skinning animals and dead cows and sheep being left at front door to butcher totally unnecessary and nothing to do with the trip spoilt the experience completely

  • 04-Jul-2018

    OH MY GOD !!!! YOU HAVE GOT TO DO THIS TOUR, IF YOU DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE IN NEW ZEALAND !!!! It was a very full day - we enjoyed every minute of it - very well organized - IT IS A MUST MUST MUST !!!!

  • 30-Mar-2018

    Fantastic day with knowledgeable tour guide. The tour went as advertised. Thanks

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