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Hobbiton & Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu) Tour from Auckland in Small Groups

  • Guided Hobbiton tour including a drink at The Green Dragon Inn
  • Spectacular sights and photo opportunities at the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Auckland
Hobbiton & Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu) Tour from Auckland in Small Groups
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Hobbiton & Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu) Tour from Auckland in Small Groups
Visit two of the North Island’s most popular attractions in one day on this small-group tour from Auckland. First, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films on a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. In the afternoon, continue to Rotorua to explore the city and visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, where highlights include geysers, volcanic mud pools, sulphur springs, and geothermal craters.
What to Expect

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 geothermal park (one of the most surreal places on earth). 

On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus 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, Blues Bath, 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.

Reviews (12)
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Reviewed yesterday
Lance is awesome!

If you haven’t decided which Travel agency to choose,I assure you Cheeky Kiwi Travel is the best option,we had this amazing tour with Lance,he’s the best tour guide I have ever met.he’s very funny,knowledgeable, and warm-hearted,he made the trip so much fun!

Thank Zdy1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unforgettable experience

An amazing tour! Kreig made the long day really fun and interesting with his knowledge about New Zealand, and it was great to be able to see Hobbiton and Wai-o-tapu all in one day but without feeling too rushed. Highly recommend!More

Thank Lois K
Cheeky Kiwi Tra... B, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lois! Thank you for highlighting something we're proud of; making sure you enjoy the entire day, without feeling rushed. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed both of these wonderful places, and that one of our guides made the whole day be a true...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Great one day tour to get a glimpse of New Zealand

Thank you, guys, for a wonderful time and family-like trip! You are doing an amazing job in making sure that your guests have the best time possible on your tours around New Zealand. Thank you for great memories and wonderful time!

Thank TatianaA2402
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Wonderful & friendly tour

I joined the tour with my friends (including a kid) and the driver/tour guide Ciaran was just amazing. He was such a friendly and funny person and provided us plenty of information and entertainment along the trip. On our tour day, the weather was so...More

Thank bilibala_winnie
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile
Perfect day with Lance-Weatherbender

We spend 3 week and the south Island and came to the north Island for one day to do just this tour. So our expectations were high as we started the tour. Lance and our guide in hobitton met and exceeded those expectations with a...More

Thank Tejs N
Mark R, Owner at Cheeky Kiwi Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Never bad weather with Lance :)

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