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Explore the Shire and Middle-Earth on this full-day Hobbiton and Rotorua tour from Auckland. Travel through Waikato with a guide and admire panoramic views over the Hauraki Plains. Enjoy a guided tour of Hobbiton — made famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Learn how the set was created, and discover sites you love including the Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn and the Mill. After lunch in Te Puia, head into the geothermal Te Whakarewarewa Valley where shooting geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs await.


  • Full-day tour of Hobbiton and Rotorua from Auckland
  • Take a guided tour of Hobbiton and see famous landmarks from the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movies
  • Head through the Waikato region with a guide and admire the beauty of the Hauraki Plains
  • Discover fascinating geothermal activity in the Te Whakarewarewa Valley
  • Gain insight into the region’s traditional Kiwi arts and crafts
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Auckland hotel

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Hobbiton and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

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Customer Reviews

Romina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was an amazing day full of emotions! Started very early in the morning but worth every penny! From Hobbiton set to Rotorua it and #39;s a trip you can and #39;t miss!

Elsa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour is well worth the full day adventure. You will enjoy the journey outside of Auckland to see all the lush green landscape. Hobbiton is beautiful and magical. Rotorua is beautiful and insightful.


4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Makes a great day tour combination from Auckland. The tour company provides transport from Auckland and ticket purchase, the tours are then provided by on site guides at Hobbiton and Rotorua who were great Stunned at how magnificently maintained Hobbiton is and the efficient way they ran tours and the Maori guide at Rotorua was terrific as was our Hangi lunch. Tour company Bus driver was not great - she could well do to keep her opinions of immigrants, Asians and her negative comments about staff at the sites to herself. This was a real turn off for me.

Hyunjin L

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

It's very fund and convenient.
The minivan was very clean and our driver and guider was very nice.
It was long time driving but pleasant.

Gjermund Å

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

This was a great trip that I recommend.
Guide on Hobbiton was super. We got a lot of information about how movies were made, and lots of behind the scene information. Exciting.
The Hobbiton is made with incredible lot of detail. Fun to see in reality.
Rotorua is also a fascinating place with geyser and bubbling mud pool.
Boiling water. Interesting to see.
We also got to learn a little more about Maori culture. I come from the other side of the planet and thought it was interesting.
The drivers are also very good to tell about NZ history.
We visited a redwood forest.

Ava S

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2016

hobbiton and rotorua were great , what's not is by 3pm we were finished and had to wait for the people who went to waitomo caves, we also had to drop off a couple at a hotel. We were literally waiting in a parking lot for a total of 1 hr doing nothing and an additional 30-40 mins going around town checking some lakes etc but obviously it's to burn time so we don't have to wait longer at the parking lot. If you can't amend this then I suggest you add wine tasting or some other activity. I keep thinking we could have been back in the hotel by 6pm but instead we got home 8pm super tired!

öykü a

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2016

Thanks to our tour guide Mike, it was a very good experince. Hobbitton is like a wonderland : However we wait on the bus by wasting time for 2 hours as some other customers were on Caves Tour. It is unacceptable:


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2016

the driver hardly spoke it was too far no toilet stops on the way to hobbiton and at Rotorua we had to drive across to the caves to pick up people which took and extra 1hr or so it meant we were on the road longer. With no toilets to stop at all !!! cruel to do this to us not good try other tours

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