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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
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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
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • 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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A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is available from selected Rotorua hotels. Please contact the tour operator for locations and times.
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GreatSights New Zealand

Product ID: 25332