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

By Auckland & Beyond Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 12h
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  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Auckland Central pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Hilton Auckland, 147 Quay Street, Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 2
    SkyCity Auckland, Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 3
    Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments, Corner Waterloo Quadrant &, Princes Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Option 4
    Grand Millennium Auckland, 71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Pickup details
  • Please specify your pick-up point. Pickups are from selected hotels in Auckland City, Exact pick-up location and time will be confirmed by our reservations team.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35014P7

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Minimum numbers required for tour to operate
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35014P7

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      • Moicee
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth it
        Amazing and well worth-it. I left the hobbiton movie set as a fan and bought a book to start reading my first book of the series. The set was amazing, but more than that, the landscape, the hills and everything was so beautiful. The trip to hobbiton was also great. We were picked up from the hotel on-time and the drivers were very nice. We even went to see a manmade lake before heading back to Auckland.
        Written June 16, 2024
      • Abril V
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour and guide
        Our tour guide was very friendly, patient and he explained us a lot not just about the tour also about the country. We got a full experience about this country!
        Written June 15, 2024
      • L4351WIaidaa
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
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        The tour was cancelled due to the number of people was not met. I booked this for a friend (couple) from overseas. The company helped us get the refund. They are very helpful.
        Written June 12, 2024
      • Jellowilly
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Once in a lifetime experience.
        We only had one full day in Auckland and this tour was amazing. Our tour guide Adil was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the local culture and history. He also recommended a wonderful local seafood restaurant when we got back to Auckland. Thank you for the once in a lifetime experience. Mickey and Jen Donarski Peoria, IL USA
        Written June 12, 2024
      • Ryan C
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best of the bunch
        From the minute we were picked up to when we were dropped off the 2 drivers were amazing! So knowledgable about the hobbit and lord of the rings movies and where keen for a good chat!
        Written June 10, 2024
      • TrevorPatricia
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exciting Hobbiton Visit
        Very well organised, Raymond our driver made the trip informative and interesting. Amazed with the details and experience visiting the set. The staff are very passionate about their work.
        Written June 8, 2024
      • brianruggeberg2022
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience!
        What a great experience from start to finish! Warren was a wonderful and informative guide and both Hobbiton and Waitomo were very special experiences. So glad we started our holiday with this trip!
        Written June 4, 2024
      • GolferBryant
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        NZ getaway
        Both tours were amazing. Even the family members that did not see the movies enjoyed Hobbiton. The glow worm caves were interesting and worth the time. Had never seen anything lie it and I've been in a lot of caves. Our driver Edelle was very informative both about the tours but also about the history of NZ and the region.
        Written May 27, 2024
      • Go49927495472
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        Friendly Stuff
        Thanks to Naomi and her Team for a wonderful dinner! Very friendly Stuff, nice view and good food-quality. BulaBulaBula!
        Written May 25, 2024
      • haffye2020
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Magical experience!
        The tour was amazing from the get go! The tour drivers were very kind and informative throughout the tour. The tour itself was magical! Thank you New Zealand!
        Written May 25, 2024
      • L2377UZamys
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect day trip on a stopover to Auckland
        I had a wonderful time on the Waiheke Wine Tour. We saw a great selection of three wineries, all very unique with great wine and beautiful views. I really enjoyed the drives between the spots, beautiful scenery and gave me a sense of what else to see/do on the next trip to Waiheke. Jenny M. our guide stepped in when our group needed to spit in two, she was excellent and had lots of knowledge of the island as a local. I was glad I picked a tour that included lunch, the lunch spot was fun and scenic, and the nice meal was a perfect ending to a day of tastings before returning to the ferry. I would definitely recommend this tour -- especially if you are like me and aiming to fit in as much as possible on a stopover to Auckland. And thanks again to Jenny McD!
        Written May 22, 2024
      • megangE3051QU
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        No need to have second thoughts, book it now!!
        A perfect day! I was a little apprehensive about a day trip being a bit exhausting, trying to fit too much in. Turns out it was a great idea! We had plenty of time in both locations with a proper rest break and a bathroom stop. We enjoyed spending time with the group but also found it easy to break off at times and enjoy the scenery as a couple. Our guide Jason was very fun and did some quick thinking manuvers to stop us getting stuck in traffic. I was pleasantly surprised with how efficient everything was and of the bits of NZ we got to see that weren't related to the tour.
        Written May 18, 2024
      • Extraordinary706747
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hobbiton
        Great organized tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable with specific stops along the way. The Hobbiton tour is well worth the trip. Would recommend
        Written May 18, 2024
      • Pamela M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tour of NZ Paradise
        Such a terrific experience to enjoy a private scenic drive with Jason from Auckland to Hobbiton and on to glow worm caves! He made the drive so relaxing—chatting when there was information about our scenery or sights, but allowed us to enjoy with quiet music in the background during the drive. Perfect! He was always identifying the best photo ops and helped to catch the moment. Great lunch at local cafe on the way to caves. He was the ONLY guide at the end of the boat ride to catch a photo of us (no photos allowed in caves). This was once in a lifetime journey to see the NZ countryside, the set of my favorite movies, and the wild glowy caves! Jason made it a 5 star experience!
        Written May 18, 2024
      • 972rainiec
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fantastic day tour of Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo
        Our tour guide ADIL was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and funny. He took us to all the best parts of Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo and explained everything. I found it very educational and really interesting! He was very engaging with the group and gave us a great overview of the site so that we could explore further at the end of the tour, with a better understanding. I’m very appreciative that we had such an insightful, friendly and approachable guide.
        Written May 18, 2024
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      Amy L
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      This tour was incredible. Warren picked us up from our hotel and regaled us with history and pointed out many scenic areas as we traveled off to Hobbiton. He also coordinated our hand-off to the Hobbiton tour leader and was available when we completed our tour to work through lunch details. The afternoon he provided lots of Maori historical information as we headed to Rotorua and we felt engaged and interested in the level of detail he provided. After Rotorua, he gauged our interest in other stops versus relaxing on the drive home which made it easy for us to adjust our engagement level as per the needs of our group. We would definitely use the tour company again and Warren was quite the standout guide based on other private tours we've done in the past in other regions. The tour company was responsive via email, able to take payments internationally without drama or complexity, and was flexible in accommodating a customized private tour.
      Written April 11, 2023
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      Thank you for booking our private tour in New Zealand. We are very proud to be the premium luxury tour guide operator in New Zealand. Our reservation is indeed very flexible, prompt and easy. We completely customize our tours to match each guests requirements. You have experienced our true Kiwi hospitality with our knowledgeable, friendly and experienced tour guide Warren. I'm very glad that you are happy with our services and we look forward to having you again soon on another adventure to help you explore new spots in NZ.
      Written April 13, 2023
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      Katrina T
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023 • Friends
      This was a good trip made excellent by our guide, Peter. He was superb all throughout, and he made sure we had a wonderful time. He told us beautiful stories, and he also gave us a recommendation where to eat after the trip (which turned out to be an awesome restaurant!). Get this and ask for Peter!
      Written February 27, 2023
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      Thank you for the great review.
      Written April 9, 2023
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      Shu
      2 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour exploring the movie set of LOTR and the Hobbit and learning about the Māori culture at Te Phuia. Our driver Peter was amazing - he did all the driving while we napped in between the attractions! Our guide was punctual, friendly and knowledgeable about Auckland and the Māori history.
      Written March 25, 2023
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      Thank you for choosing our tour to Hobbiton and we appreciate your title stating a good day tour outlet of Auckland city! You are correct, you have to go out of Au to experience the beauty of our countryside and our tour makes that happen! Thanks for sharing your feedback about our tour guide/driver Peter who's passion and professionalism gave you so much knowledge about our history & Maori culture while you sat back and relaxed in our luxury Mercedes vehicles.
      Written April 1, 2023
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      Avelie
      Sabah, Malaysia3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Solo
      It was an amazing trip and worth with money and experience once in a lifetime. For those who loved nature, this is the perfect tour package to select. Warden in charge was Paul, he was very attentive to the questions asked, knowledgeable and friendly. Most importantly he arrived early for the pickup. Keep it up Paul! 💕 Some part in The Hobbiton place under construction, but they got surprised at the end of your trip 🍻
      Written October 23, 2023
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      On behalf of Paul and all the team at Auckland & Beyond Tours we would like to thank you for rating our Day Trip from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set an amazing experience. I am glad that you enjoyed the Hobbiton Mug gift at the end of the trip! Construction on site will end on 30 Nov 2023 so from 1st of Dec 2023 we look forward to be able to venture beyond the door and into an authentic Hobbit Hole interior. The project will see the hillside of the current Bagshot Row shared by three existing Hobbit Hole facades excavated and transformed into a series of themed rooms, cosy enough for a family of Hobbits.
      Written October 27, 2023
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      parinita p
      12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The tour was amazing just because of our guide. Gary was an excellent tour guide. He took care of us and gave us a lot of information not only about hobbiton and ratorua but also about the country as a whole. Next time i come to auckland and plan to go to the glowworm caves i will definitely want to see him as the guide. A very happy go lucky man with a lot of knowledge
      Written December 31, 2023
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      Thank you for choosing Auckland and Beyond Tours.
      Written February 14, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      lindaeee
      Savannah, GA9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was a great tour experience — small size (11 people) comfortable van and excellent driver/guide. Warren took care of us with water and snacks, and educated and entertained us on the long drives from and to Auckland. He even made sure to get us to the ice cream shop on the way home! Very well-organized and highly recommended.
      Written February 12, 2024
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      Thank you for recommending Auckland & Beyond Tours.
      Written February 14, 2024
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      Jo Villar
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Family
      Memorable moments of the trip: having a beer at the Green Dragon Pub at the end of the tour, sitting on the steps feeling the hot geyser warm your bum on a cold day, seeing a kiwi bird, and learning about the Maori culture. Our driver, Warren gave us a fun experience, very informative about everything under the sun and made sure we didn’t miss anything with our tour. I learned a lot from this tour and have respect to the Māori culture.
      Written August 3, 2023
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      Thank you for choosing Auckland & Beyond Tours. Our tour guide Warren is indeed very knowledgeable of our Māori culture and loves to share our history and native language with each guest.
      Written August 6, 2023
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      Curiosity43306698643
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Friends
      The Hobbiton movie set was awesome! It was such a lovely place to tour. Roturua's geothermal valley was amazing either! Our guide was John who was such a sweet person:) He explained the view interestingly and took care of all his passengers! I would recommend this tour to my friends.
      Written March 10, 2024
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      Thank you for choosing Auckland and Beyond Tours to take you on a day trip from Auckland to Rotorua Geothermal Valley via Hobbiton Movie Set.
      Written March 12, 2024
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      silvia b
      Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Business
      It was such an interesting and fun day and Gary is the best tour guy ever! He is so passionate, funny and will entertain you with so many info about NZ. First we went to the Hobbiton which was amazin and then all the way to Rotorua to know more about local culture. Even if it was a long ride, I never felt bored. Totally recommend it!!
      Written September 5, 2023
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      Thank you for recommending Auckland and Beyond Tours. Our Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Valley (Te Puia) full day tour from Auckland is indeed a must do experience for all tourists in New Zealand. You highlighted a great aspect of the tour which is your tour guide for the day (Gary) who makes the ride a fun and Interesting experience as he shares his knowledge all through the way teaching you about our NZ culture, history and native Maori language.
      Written September 10, 2023
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      Barbara H
      Cheadle, UK11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      Our particular trip was straight to Rotorua geothermal valley from our Auckland hotel and did not include Hobbiton (we didn’t want to include that). It was very well organised and efficiently run. Our driver and guide Gary was excellent - entertaining and informative. An excellent trip, well worth the money and amazing scenery. A great experience. Thank you Auckland & Beyond and Gary our driver and guide.
      Written August 6, 2023
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      Hello Barbara, Thank you for choosing Auckland & Beyond Tours to take you on a journey to Te Puia Geothermal Valley in Rotorua from Auckland. We appreciate your feedback about our tour guide Gary and hope to see you again soon.
      Written August 7, 2023
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