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Hobbiton & Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu) day experience (Small group tour)

Experience the famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the geothermal wonders of Wai-O-Tapu (rated one of the most surreal places on earth) all in one day. This unforgettable combo tour takes you to two of the top attractions in the North Island in small groups to maximize your experience.

Highlights

  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Green Dragon visit and complimentary beverage
  • Rotorua City guided tour
  • Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park guided tour
  • Champagne Pool visit
  • Devils Bath, Geothermal Vent and Mud pool viewing

One day tour from Auckland to the famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the geothermal wonders of Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu (one of the most surreal places on earth).

On this tour you will be picked up in our comfortable 12 seater minibus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south you will encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and several different farm animals along the way.

After our drive we will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest, the entrance to Hobbiton, where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the movie set.

Next you will board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on your 2 hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour you will step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and finishing your experience at the famous Hobbiton pub The Green Dragon Inn for a cold beverage.

After your Lord of the rings experience you will be guided back through the Alexander family sheep farm before continuing south to the active geothermal area of Rotorua. During the trip we will pass through the unique town of Tirau (the corrugated iron sculpture capital of the world) and the stunning Fitzgerald Glade plus see many more attractions to see along the way. Once in Rotorua we will do a guided tour of the city past its famous and historical sites including Lake Rotorua, The Government Gardens, Blue Baths, Thermal Springs and Polynesian Spa.

After some lunch our journey continues to Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland considered one of the most surreal places on earth. Here you will see Champagne lake, Devil's bath, local mud-pools, geothermal craters and other geothermal wonders before a fully guided trip back to Auckland and the end of your tour.

Adult $470.00
Child $365.00 (Under 14 years)

What's included

  • Hobbiton entry ticket and guided tour
  • Wai-O-Tapu entry ticket and guided tour
  • Guided Rotorua City tour
  • Guided transport and scenic drive
  • Hotel Pick Ups & Drop Offs (selected hotels in Auckland CBD only)
  • Refreshments, snacks and entertainment in bus

Duration

  • Allow approximately 13 hours duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • 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. Pick up locations include: Adina Apartments, Auckland City Hotel, AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Auckland, Copthorne Hotel, Cordis Hotel, Crowne Plaza Auckland, Fat Camel Backpackers, Grand Mercure Hotel, Grand Millennium Hotel, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Hilton Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, JUCY Snooze, Kiwi International Hotel, M Social Hotel, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Rydges hotel Auckland, Scenic Hotel, Auckland Skycity hotel, Skycity Grand Hotel, Sofitel Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion ApartHotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments, Waldorf St Martins Apartments, Waldorf Tetra Apartments, YHA Auckland City

Available Bookings from November 19 to November 25

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12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00
  • Child$227.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$227.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$227.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00
  • Child$227.00

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Jane from New Zealand wrote on 02 April 2018

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Excellent experience

It was a nice trip, thanks Ciaran !!!

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Glad you had a good trip and thank you for coming with us

Mrs Stonestreet from Australia wrote on 07 October 2018

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Fantastic!

Yesterday my husband and I did a fantastic double tour of Hobbiton and Wai-O-Tapu tour with our tour guide Kreig. Kreig was great, friendly and informative. He knows all the best picture taking spot and all the little info where to go and what to expect on the tour. He looked after us really well providing us some snacks, water and laughter! Overall, I would recommend this to everyone who want to do this tour!

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Elaina Lambrianakos from United States wrote on 10 May 2018

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Great!

Our tour guide, Kreig, is very passionate about NZ. Gave us a lot of information and fun facts.

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Thank you for the great feedback and safe travels.

Sheralyn Joyce from Australia wrote on 08 April 2018

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Outstanding

Both places were amazing! Cheeky Kiwi team were fabulous. Special thanks to our guide Lance. Totally recommend this tour!

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Chin from Malaysia wrote on 05 November 2018

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Thank you, Cheeky Kiwi.

Very enjoyable. Mike and Greig were great with introduction and making us at ease. Hobbiton with its massive green scenery and Geothermal is out of this world, something we wouldn’t imagine visiting but we did. Thank you so much for the enjoyable day trip. Strongly recommended.

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