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Auckland: Hobbiton, Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu Day Tour

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Auckland: Hobbiton, Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu Day Tour

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
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From US$ 221.44 per person

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Visit the world-famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton movie set, as well as the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu, voted one of the most surreal places on earth, all in one day on this unforgettable combo tour from Auckland.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel Pick ups start 20 mins before the tour time. Please check your pick up time in tour information to ensure you do not miss your pickup. You will be picked up in a minibus with Cheeky Kiwi Travel Sign-writing on it. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick ups must be requested and confirmed in advance.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the 12 acre Hobbiton Movie Set on a fully guided Hobbiton tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere at the famous Green Dragon Inn
  • Discover the 'most surreal place on earth', Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park
  • Enjoy a fully guided Rotorua City highlights tour
  • Enjoy entertainment throughout the whole journey from your knowledgeable guides
Full description
The tour starts with pickup from Auckland city, where the adventure begins as you drive through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. Along the way, don’t forget to take advantage of the photo opportunities as you admire the stunning natural landscapes all around of beautiful mountains and farmlands. After the drive, arrive at Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest, the entrance to Hobbiton, and marvel at the thousands of sheep that live here. While you’re here, grab a bite to eat, a coffee, or enjoy an ice cream to cool off while your guide collects your tickets to the movie set. Next, hop on board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on your two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour trip into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear secrets and stories about the making of the movies and finish your LOTR experience with a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub, The Green Dragon Inn. After your LOTR experience, it’s time to continue southwards towards the active geothermal area of Rotorua. During the drive, pass through the unique town of Tirau, the corrugated iron sculpture capital of the world, and the stunning Fitzgerald Glade. Upon arrival in Rotorua, enjoy a guided tour of the city’s most famous and historical sites including Lake Rotorua, The Government Gardens, the Blue Baths, Thermal Springs and Polynesian Spa. Take some time to rest for lunch and then head to Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland considered one of the most surreal places on earth. Here, admire the Champagne Lake, Devil’s Bath, local mud-pools, geothermal craters and other geothermal wonders before a fully guided trip back to Auckland and the end of your tour.
Includes
  • Fully guided group tour from Auckland
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (specific central Auckland hotels only)
  • Entry and fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Complimentary beverage at the famous Green Dragon Inn
  • Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest
  • Entry and fully guided tour of Wai-O-Tapu including Champagne Pool, Devils Home & Devils Bath
  • Rotorua city highlights tour
  • Refreshments and snacks whilst driving
  • On screen entertainment during the drive
  • Wifi and charging ports available in vehicle
  • Transport in modern and comfortable 7 or 11 seater minibuses
  • Food and drink (unless specified)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility due to the amount of walking over uneven ground
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Our guide, Grant, was so full of knowledge!! He not only drove the van, but also was the tour guide. Because we were such a small group, he gave us a lot of individual attention. He was funny, and as hands-on, or hands-off, as we wanted him to be. We had a great time

January 7, 2020

Great day out! Hobbiton is fantastic backed up with all the culture of Rotorua. A must for a visit to the north Island.

August 15, 2022

Due to Wai O Tapu was closed, we end up doing just the Hobbiton Town. The tour was fantastic, prompt pick up, the driver was really friendly n we all had a wonderful tour.

July 13, 2022

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