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Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua's Geothermal Valley Tour departing Auckland

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Highlights
  • Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Valley on a one day tour
  • Take a 2-hour guided tour around Middle Earth and see the Hobbit Holes
  • Explore the geothermal valley, jump in mud pools, and learn about the Maori
  • All entrance fees, hotel transportation, and light refreshments are included
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Overview
Visit two of New Zealand’s most popular attractions on this full-day tour. First, head to Middle Earth and take a 2-hour guided tour around the 12-acre Hobbiton Movie set. Then, make your way to Rotorua and discover the incredible Geothermal Valley. See the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, jump in mud pools, see live kiwi birds, and learn the history of the native Maori people.
What to Expect
Tour starts by picking you up from any location in central Auckland and enjoying a two-hour scenic drive to The Hobbiton Movie Set.
Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.
You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
You will then start your way to Rotorua where we visit Te Puia where you will explore Te Whakarewarewa, a 60 hectare Geothermal Valley showcasing the famous Rotorua mud pools and over 500 geothermal wonders, including the Pohutu Geyser, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest active geyser!.
You will also have an opportunity to see A live Kiwi Bird House & Viewing Enclosure, watch traditional Māori Carving and Weaving, learn about Māori Art & History and walk around a model Pre-European Māori Village and sacred Marae.  Relax on your way back to Auckland and enjoy the scenery.
Option: Add a hangi meal prepared using ancient geothermal cooking techniques:In an authentic Hangi make your choice from a selection of raw foods including: chicken, corn, kumara, pumpkin, potato, cabbage, watercress, and gourmet bread stuffing. Once you have placed your favourite delicacies inside the hangi basket, you are ready to head to Ngā Whā Puapua, the constantly active steam vent opening used to cook your kai (food) the authentic way.
Option: Add a Maori Performance Haka and learn about Maori culture inside the sacred Marai.Stunning Kapa Haka cultural shows feature traditional ancestral storytelling, song & dance, with the opportunity to join in the graceful poi dance or ferocious haka, for a more enlightening Maori cultural experience.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? WOW!!! Hobbiton was the most awesome experience. Chris made it come to life, and made us feel like we were the best tourists ever. He took pictures of us (we're a couple, so we have to usually take pics of each...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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AucklandnBeyond, Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sahrow, Thank you for your kind review. Chris and everyone on the team at Auckland and Beyond Tours are truly happy to read this amazing feedback. We have enjoyed hosting a lovely couple like yourself and showcasing the hidden treasures of our beautiful country...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

This was a great day out that started early in Auckland and saw us arriving at Hobbiton before the crowds. We enjoyed the tour through middle earth, hearing about the adventures of the hobbits and seeing the beauty of this working farm. Then our skilful...More

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Aucklandandbeyond, Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Kia Ora & thank you for sharing your experience. I am glad that you enjoyed your time at The Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Valley. Auckland and Beyond Tours is proud to share NZ's Maori Culture, Language & History with each and every visitor....More

Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Me and my friends came to Auckland for two days and for one day we decided to take this tour. We are super happy about it :) Chris, our tour guide is very friendly guy who told us many interesting things and organised everything on...More

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Aucklandandbeyond, Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

Kia Ora Andreas, We are glad that you enjoyed the tour, we always aim to exceed your expectations. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed January 13, 2019

Deep in the planning process, we finally realized that none of the pre-set tour itineraries met our needs. We wanted to go to Hobbiton and Rotorua which is not a combination easily found. Auckland Tours made it happen - and more - thanks to Paul!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Aucklandandbeyond, Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2019

Thank you for this informative review. I really appreciate that you took the time to share the wonderful experience you had on a private tour from Auckland to Rotorua & Hobbiton. Paul is indeed an amazing tour guide. I am glad he exceeded your expectations...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018

I took a day tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and Wai-O-Tapu Geothemal Park. The tour is well-organized and not to rush to enjoy both places. My driver, Chris, is very friendly and informative. Would recommend taking this tour!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Aucklandtoursnz, General Manager at Auckland & Beyond Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for your review! Hobbiton Movie Set & Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland are very special places not to be visited while visiting NZ. Chris is a very informative, friendly & professional tour guide who always treats every guest as family. thanks again for joining us...More

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