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Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua's Geothermal Valley Tour departing Auckland provided by Auckland & Beyond Tours

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

Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua's Geothermal Valley Tour departing Auckland
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12h
Group size:
12
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Auckland Central
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Te Puia - Rotorua, NZ
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Amelia Brace
2 contributions
Friends
We had a wonderful time yesterday. Our guide John was exceptional. Kind, funny, informative and patient.

We couldn’t have asked for a better guide and enjoyed all the experiences.

We highly recommend this experience our fellow aussies heading across the ditch!

Thank you for having us.
Written April 22, 2021
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AucklandnBeyond
Hi Amelia, Thank you for recommending our Hobbiton & Rotorua Day Tour from Auckland to Australians planning to visit New Zealand. I'm glad you had an amazing time with our tour guide John. All our team at Auckland & Beyond Tours are very passionate about providing the best service & teaching each and every visitor all about NZ's culture, history & Maori language. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Auckland.
Written April 6, 2022
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Gary
2 contributions
Solo
Had a great day doing a tour with Simon.
It’s our first time to New Zealand and we learned so much about the country and it’s culture
Thanks Simon for making our trip so memorable

Gary Swanson
Written December 8, 2019
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Thank you Mr Gary for taking the time to share your amazing feedback about our services. We are thrilled that you had a great time with our tour guide Simon. We are pationate to teach visitors to New Zealand all about our Maori culture, history and some native language while you relax and enjoy the scenic countryside. I am glad that you left us with unforgettable memories and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written December 15, 2019
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TheEyezHaveIt
8 contributions
Couples
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!

Our day started out bright and early to ensure that we arrived at the Geothermal Wonderland in time to see Lady Knox erupt, after which we explored the bubbling sulfur and mud pools of the park. Next, we were off to Hobbiton. WOW! You must see it to believe it. On our way back to Auckland, Paul helped us discover a little shop to purchase makura honey, learn more about kiwis and made a special stop at a fruit stand so we could purchase gold kiwis.

Paul's knowledge and experience allowed him to guide us through the journey. We stopped for a gorgeous scenic photo, had the right amount of time at each stop to explore and were kept topped up with cold water bottles. All tickets were purchased and taken care of by Paul and he could be found waiting for us at the agreed upon spots to ensure we didn't have to wander around. The drive was in a comfy SUV, and we had access to entrances and easy parking lots that are designated only for tour operators which was a great convenience. We didn't once have to approach a ticket stand counter or stand bewildered what option was right for us - Paul took care of it all. In addition, a large part of the tour (besides the knock your socks off beauty of New Zealand) was enjoyable thanks to Paul's willingness to talk about all things New Zealand and South Africa (where he hails from). We chattered on almost the entire drive learning lots about day-to-day life in New Zealand.

Thank you Auckland & Beyond Tours - especially Paul!

Thank you, as well, to Elena in the office for helping us create the itinerary and providing fast and friendly service!
Written January 13, 2019
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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 with his services & knowledge. Elena takes care of each enquiry in depth and treats each guest as family. I am also glad that you enjoyed our luxurious Mercedes SUV, it is rather comfortable & fancy. On behalf of the entire team at Auckland & Beyond Tours, thank you for joining us & hope to see you again soon.
Written January 27, 2019
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Storyteller515413
1 contribution
Solo
Overall the tour was okay. I enjoyed the Hobbiton but was disappointed with the geothermal park. I was really looking forward and expecting to see the wai o tapu but found out during the tour it’s a different place which I didn’t know.
Written March 6, 2020
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Amina
1 contribution
Friends
I would like to say thank you for our amazing Guide Chris! I never saw someone that passion about his job! Super nice person with opened heart!! U made our dream came true! I will remember this day forever thanks a lot !!!
Written December 13, 2019
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Thank you for choosing Auckland and Beyond Tours for your day trip to Rotorua Geothermal Valley and Hobbiton Movie Set Day from Auckland. Creating life time memories for every visitor to New Zealand is our mission and we are always happy to see it happen day to day on our excursions. Thank you for your kind Comments about Chris (tour guide), we all appreciate your lovely feedback.
Written December 15, 2019
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Jean W
2 contributions
Couples
We had a lovely time, our guide Chris was very helpful, we loved him . Picked us up on time , explained where we could find him when needed. Throughly enjoyed our trip out to hobbiton and back . The whole experience was fantastic.
Written October 20, 2019
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Thank you Jean for your beautiful comments about Auckland and Beyond Tours services. The Hobbiton Tour is indeed an amazing experience, it is by far the most popular destination in New Zealand. Our tour guides are friendly, welcoming, funny and informative which makes the ride enjoyable and intertaining. We own & operate the newest and most luxurious fleet of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles, equipped with reclining Leather seats, USB charging stations, Free WiFi, complimentary snacks and water plus much more. I appreciate your five star rating and for describing our experience as fantastic! I wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and a safe trip back home.
Written October 20, 2019
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Shai
4 contributions
Friends
Booked a tour with Auckland & Beyond tours! They were really quick to respond and very easy to deal with. Our tour guide was Mr. Martin.. he was amazing! Gained a lot of knowledge along the way. Very friendly! The next time I visit auckland, I will surely book with you guys again. It was my first time in auckland, and Mr. martin really made it a memorable experience for me and my friends! Thank you!
Written September 3, 2019
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Thank you for ranking Auckland & Beyond Tours as the "Best Tour Ever" We are really proud to have impressed you with our prompt services, friendly approach and wealth of knowledge. Leaving Auckland with unforgettable memories is what we aim for in each interaction with our guests. The amazing landscape & beautiful scenery of our lovely country Aotearoa New Zealand is a priceless experience. We design our tours to showcase you the best of our land while teaching you about our native Maori culture & history. Thank you for choosing Auckland & Beyond Tours and looking forward to seeing you again soon on your next visit to Auckland, NZ.
Written September 5, 2019
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Brenda
20 contributions
Couples
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 other). We have so many special memories of the day. Dressing up as Hobbits was the high point of my day!!! Having our photos taken by Chris was priceless!
Chris was the very best tour guide we have ever had! Hubby and I have traveled a lot, and taken many tours, so this is saying something.
We detoured unexpectedly to a Maori church, and saw the Haka being practiced. This was a special experience that I would have never had if our tour guide wasn't so interested in our experience being great.
The thermal wonderland was great, too! Chris loaned me a large umbrella because it was a very sunny day, and I am very fair skinned. That helped a lot.

Chris, I would consider you a friend as well as family if you ever want to visit my part of Utah. mihi atu from sahrow at yahoo dot com
Written June 19, 2019
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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 Aoteroa New Zealand. I hope to have you again soon on another adventure. Regards, Management team Auckland & Beyond Tours
Written July 18, 2019
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Melissa
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
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 driver Martin navigated his way towards Rotorua whilst providing us with interesting commentary. We enjoyed the bubbling geisers, the Maori hospitality and we even got to see some kiwi birds. This was an enjoyable day and I recommend this tour for families or anyone wanting to see a slice of this part of the world
Written April 10, 2019
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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. Part of that culture is to welcome & treat each guest as a family member. Wish you safe travels & hope to see you again soon.
Written May 11, 2019
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Andreas K
5 contributions
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 the best level! Thank you very much!
Written February 26, 2019
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Kia Ora Andreas, We are glad that you enjoyed the tour, we always aim to exceed your expectations. Hope to see you again soon.
Written March 1, 2019
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