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Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

Experience the world-famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the geothermal and Maori cultural wonders of Te Puia. A day tour including two of the top tourist attractions in the North Island.


  • Hobbiton & Alexander Family Sheep Farm
  • Te Puia Geothermal Park & Pohutu
  • Maori Cultural Village and Arts School
  • Rotorua City Highlights

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complimentary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.

This fully guided day trip combines two of the top attractions in the North Island all in one day. Bringing together nature and Maori culture plus the highlights of Rotorua City. Our passionate tour guides will help you get the most of your tour by sharing their stories and local knowledge.


  • Auckland - Departing from Auckland, your guide will point out places of interest as your adventure begins.
  • Waikato - Enjoy the sights of the beautiful countryside as we head past farms, rivers and impressive mountains on the way to Matamata.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - Explore the famous 12-acre set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed. A Hobbiton guide will take you around to see the hobbit holes, shires rest, lush gardens and to top it all off The Green Dragon Inn where you will enjoy a complimentary drink.
  • Tirau - The unique iron sculptures in the 'Corrugated Iron Capital of the World' never fail to amuse and your guide will show you all the highlights!
  • Te Puia Geothermal Park - A geothermal and Māori cultural experience awaits you here, with a guided tour including Pōhutu Geyser, Māori Architecture, The National Māori Arts School and Kiwi Conservation centre. Optional extras of a show and lunch are available.
  • Rotorua City Highlights - Next up we take you on a guided driving tour of the best sights in Rotorua city including Lake Rotorua, Government Gardens, Rotorua Museum, Whangapippiro (Rachel Spring) and the famous Blue Baths. Depending on the time we may visit a special souvenir shop for some manuka honey tasting.
  • Auckland - All good things must come to an end but your day is not quite over yet with a fully guided return trip to Auckland including secret stops along the way!
Adult $329.00
Child $265.00
Infant $150.00

What's included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water
  • Entry Tickets - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry Tickets - Te Puia Geothermal Park
  • Optional Extras - Maori Cultural Show and Tradtional Hangi Buffet Lunch, please add at time of booking


  • Allow approximately 13 hours for the whole experience


  • Pick up from Central Auckland hotels (specified hotels only)

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • The tour must have at least 4 people booked to run. If less than 4 people have booked you will be placed on a waiting list or offered a refund. Cheeky Kiwi Travel does not take responsibility for the weather and we reserve the right to alter the itinerary or activity if required. No refunds will be given to late or no-show passengers..

  • Optional Extras:

    Add the Maori Cultural Show for $15NZD per person.

    Add the Traditional Hangi Buffet Lunch for $35NZD per person.

Available Bookings from June 20 to June 26

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$227.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$238.00
  • Infant$120.00

  • Adult$263.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$238.00
  • Infant$150.00

  • Adult$263.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$238.00
  • Infant$150.00

  • Adult$263.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$238.00
  • Infant$150.00

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Hristo Kracholov from Bulgaria wrote on 05 November 2019

Excellent trip, very amazing and incredible!

Excellent trip, very amazing and incredible!

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laurab37 from United States wrote on 04 June 2018

Great experience

I had a great day on this tour. The guide, Lance, was very kind, funny, and accommodating in dropping us off at different places in the city at the end of the tour. Hobbiton was fun and the scenery driving to and from it was breathtaking - so many beautiful green hills and farms. Te Puia was interesting and felt authentic to the Maori culture because it is run by representatives from the community. The money from ticket sales goes towards the Maori crafts institutes (located at Te Puia) dedicated to training future generations of craft makers. The geyser and mud pools at Te Puia were very cool to see too. I would take a Cheeky Kiwi tour again, though you could probably save money by renting a car or taking a bus to these locations yourself. However, it was great to have the tour guide's commentary as we drove from place to place.

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