Hobbiton & Te Puia Day Tour from Rotorua

from Rotorua
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Please note: This tour is not available. If you are looking to travel from 1st October 2023 onwards, book our Hobbiton and Te Po tour here.

Take a journey into the heart of the Central North Island, taking in Te Puia and Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour. Setting off from Rotorua, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions, enjoying your driver guide’s entertaining and informative commentary.

Take a guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

Please note: A development project is underway at Hobbiton Movie Set until December 2023. Please visit the official Hobbiton website for detailed information on how this construction could impact your experience.

Experience Māori culture at Te Puia, where you can visit woodcarving and weaving schools and learn how these ancient arts are being passed on to a new generation. Then take a tour through a thermal valley full of forceful geysers and bubbling mud pools.

After visiting Te Puia and Hobbiton, return to Rotorua, arriving in the late afternoon.

What's Included

  • Full day tour that operates daily
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • A banquet feast fit for a Hobbit served at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Guided tour at Te Puia
  • Spacious and scenic coach travel with commentary
  • Complimentary hotel pick up/drop off available
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the coach

Itinerary

  • 7:45 am
    Hotel pickups commence
  • 8:00 am
    Arrive at Rotorua i SITE Visitor Centre, check in and board
  • 8:15 am
    Tour departs Rotorua
  • 9:30 am
    Arrive at Hobbiton Movie Set for guided tour and lunch
  • 12:45 pm
    Depart Hobbiton Movie Set
  • 1:30 pm
    Arrive at Te Puia for guided tour
  • 3:30 pm
    Depart Te Puia
  • 3:45 pm
    Rotorua hotel drop offs commence

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Complimentary Hotel pick-up / drop-off available

Additional Info

Construction on the Hobbiton Movie Set: A major and very exciting development project is underway at Hobbiton Movie Set and will impact tours between April-December 2023. Tours throughout this period will follow an alternate route around the construction zone and will not be able to see Bagshot Row, including Samwise Gamgee’s home. There will also be some construction noise and machinery on Set as work is underway transforming the hillside. You can read more about the Bagshot Row Project here.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation up to 2 hours in advance

Questions?

0800 744 487

International Calls: +64 9 583 5790Our contact centre is open 6.30am-8pm daily (NZDT).

Reference tour code: GS16RHT

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