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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing provided by Zealandier Tours

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Overview
Discover the volcanic landscapes, Maori heritage, and movie sites of New Zealand’s North Island while in port in Tauranga. Enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton film set, where the Lord of the Rings was filmed. Then, immerse yourself in local culture during a visit to the Whakarewarewa Maori Village, and marvel at Rotorua’s natural wonders including geysers, thermal mud pools, and hot springs.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Zealandier Tours
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
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Highlights
  • Visit the real-life set used in the LOTR and The Hobbit movies
  • Watch a Maori ‘Haka’ dance performance in Whakarewarewa village
  • Magnificent views of Lake Rotorua and Rotorua’s geothermal wonders
  • Worry-free shore excursion: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Important Information
Duration
7h 30m
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks & bottled wwater
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Please bring sun protection and a light jacket for cooler weather
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sabrina D wrote a review May 2020
Henderson, Nevada10 contributions4 helpful votes
They were there at the ship and easy to find .. they were fun and friendly always mindful of the time so that we were never worried about getting back to the ship on time. very informative and even gave us a goodie bag of food so we can see everything.. loved the tour and guide
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Karen B wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom5 contributions
Had a fantastic time. Comfortable coach journey with the added extra of a goody bag left on our seats. Special thanks to Rolf our driver and guide . He looked after everybody and gave us interesting informative commentary throughout the journey. Would highly recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
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bdmcd2017 wrote a review Feb 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana5 contributions5 helpful votes
Yes, it was in excess of 8 hours, but it included everything we wanted to see in this area of New Zealand. Nick was a great guide who kept us informed, talking just enough, ensuring we were where we needed to be but not herding us excessively.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kylie B wrote a review Feb 2020
City of Casey, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our guide picked us up at Tauranga Port where we got off our Cruise; full day out starting with Hobbiton then Rotorua sightseeing. Our guide, Phillip was lovely and showed us a lot extra along the way. Both Hobbiton and Rotorua are a must if visiting NZ. Big bag of snacks
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attsy29 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour exceeded our expectations and we had a great day. The tour guide (Rolf) was very organised, explained at the start that he wanted us back 1 hour before our ship disembarks and provided us we a large bag of snacks as it was a long day of activities. Rolf spoke a lot
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Zealandier Tours
sheree59
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Exceptional Service & Tour
This tour was the highlight of our trip. Zealandier Tours were fantastic from start to finish. We booked this tou
evelynf686
evelynf686
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Waitomo Glow-worm Caves Experience
Our guide Jennifer with Zealandier tours was fantastic. We stopped at the Kiwi bird house before going to the Glow-
jennifergH2008ZG
jennifergH2008ZG
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Amazing tour from start to finish
Shona our tour guide was awesome,she told us about so many things of Tauranga & surroundings all the way through to
Paul Z
Paul Z
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This tour basically for fans of the books/movies
Took a tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set while visiting this part of New Zealand, It's located at least an hour away
ferdyEngland
ferdyEngland
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Hobbiton
We booked directly via the website for this tour which was a bit cheaper than going through the ship . I would high
ChristineLD
ChristineLD
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Lovely Waterfall
Thanks Steve for a great trip around Tauranga. We really enjoyed our ice cream too. It was very easy to find the to
Niec
Niec
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Plenty of sights
We were picked up outside the port as we came off a cruise. There was much to see, MtMaunganui area on route,stoppe
rerp
rerp
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A full day, but covered everything worth seeing
Arrived on a Cruise Ship (Arcadia) and covered similar items to those covered by the cruise ship's own tour but in
daniela1234224
daniela1234224
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Really enjoyable visit to Hobbiton Movie Set!
Comfy bus & really friendly driver picked us up just outside Tauranga Port. Drove us to McLaren Falls on the way to
110daleh
110daleh
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Absolute rip off - driver was on day release from age care facility
Our ships itinerary was changed last minute from Sth Pacific Island to Tauranga. We were excited to spend the day s
114neiln
114neiln
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Tauranga Shore Excursion Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie set tour
Jennifer was a fantastic guide full of information, she went out of her way to make sure we saw everything and enjo
W5359QAdebrad
W5359QAdebrad
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Hobbiton
My husband and I visited Hobbiton with Zealander Tours. Our tour guide was Sharron and she was AMAZING! It was abso
carolynwG6800WF
carolynwG6800WF
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Okay
This trip follows its description, although each stop is rather quick. Tour through Tauranga could have been short
SueCincinnati_OH
SueCincinnati_OH
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Great shore excursion!
Great shore excursion! Less expensive than the cruise ship but appeared to be the exact same tour (as observed by
Karen S
Karen S
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Excellent tour of Maori Village and other highlights around Tauranga
This was our favorite shore excursion from the NCL Jewel. We found the guide was excellent, took us to several sto
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