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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Te Puia

Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Product ID: 25332
Marvel at New Zealand's natural wonders and see the Hobbit holes of The Shire first-hand. Explore geysers and mud pools; see Kiwi and other native wildlife; discover Maori culture and visit the Hobbiton movie set on this fun-packed tour.
About this activity
Duration: 10.5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour from Rotorua to Hobbiton
  • Learn about New Zealand agriculture at the Rotorua Agrodome
  • Experience the unique Rotorua geothermal landscape
  • Journey into Middle-earth on an expertly-guided Hobbiton tour
  • Listen to informative commentary from your knowledgeable driver guide
Full description
New Zealand is renowned for its stunning natural scenery, making it a perfect choice for the filming location of Middle Earth for the Lord of the Rings movies.

During this tour you will discover wildlife, volcanic landscapes, and Maori culture, as well as visiting the Hobbiton village movie set to see the famous Hobbit holes for yourself.

See the best of Rotorua, beginning with Te Puia – renowned for its Maori culture, arts and crafts and for its bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Discover the native wildlife, including the famous New Zealand Kiwi at Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Learn all about the agricultural industry and the sheep dog trials and sheep shearing displays at the Agrodome.

You will then move on to the Hobbiton movie set coach tour. Sit back and take in the views from the wifi-equipped coach as you cross the rugged Kaimai Ranges to the rich farmland near Matamata, where many scenes were filmed for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

Your guide will give you the inside story on how the farmland was transformed into The Shire of Middle Earth and you can capture photographs of Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, and many other structures from the movies to wow your friends and family back home. After the movie set tour you will be transferred safely back to Rotorua.
Includes
  • Entrance to all included attractions
  • Hobbiton movie set guided tour
  • Pick-up / drop-off from selected hotels in Rotorua
  • Free wifi on the coach
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages

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Important information
Know before you go
A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is available from selected Rotorua hotels. Please contact the tour operator for locations and times.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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It was very nice and I enjoyed very much. Rotorua is a wonderful city

First I was a bit scared that I was at the wrong meeting point, because no one was there. But then the bus came and everything was good. I enjoyed rotorua very much. I love the city even the smell isn’t the best. In the afternoon was my trip to hobbiton. It was also very nice and I enjoyed it as well it was just very sad that is was raining the hole time and it was very cold. I was very happy to do that trip with you. I would recommend this trip to everyone who wants to see rotorua and hobbiton it was just lovely even the weather wasn’t that good

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June 4, 2018

Hobbinton was awesome, sightseeing tour to much in to less time...

I had an awesome day! Hobbinton was great! Our guide was lovely and knew a lot to tell and took heaps of pictures for us. It was not really busy at that time, so the atmosphere was stunning - but it totally depends on your luck - with heaps of different groups it will be not that fun... I enjoyed half of the sight seeing tour in the morning... Agradome was probably the best stop! Otherwise too many stops and too less time! That's a bit sad...

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June 19, 2017

excellent day

Great day out, I was a bit concerned when we were dropped off at the town where the hobbit booking shop was and needed to collect our tickets for the Hobbit movie set as we were not expecting this but need not of worried as the transfer to and from the Hobbit movie set was very well organised. I am not a fan of the Hobbit films or book but still thoroughly enjoyed the visit

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January 31, 2017

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GreatSights New Zealand

Product ID: 25332