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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

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North Island, New Zealand
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7 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Spend a day off your cruise ship and get out of the city on this day trip to two popular North Island attractions, Whakarewarewa and Hobbiton. Save time hiring a car and getting used to New Zealand roads; your guide meets you at the port and heads straight into the heartland. Visit Whakarewarewa, a bubbling geothermal landscape and home to the local Māori iwi (tribe), then head across the Kaimai Ranges to Hobbiton, an authentic movie set from the Lord of the Rings.
  • Marvel at a kapa haka performance, full of song and dance, by the local iwi
  • Have a drink on the house at the Green Dragon Inn in The Shire
  • All entrance fees are covered, so you only have to bring money for lunch
  • Quick departures only: book in advance to make sure you don’t miss out

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Jimmy P
, Apr 2019

Everything was very nice but not enough time at either place. Highlight of the day was Hobbiton. Rotorua was just ok. Interesting.

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Louise W
, Feb 2019

Awesome place fantastic guide overall wonderful day.Highly recommend a visit here if you are a hobbit or lord of the rings fan.Loved it

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rgordon
, Nov 2018

The visit to both Hobbitin and Rotorua were great very interesting , however bus driver tour guide originally from Bolton spoke completely inappropriately about his teenage daughter (14 to 16) out shooting and skinning animals and dead cows and sheep being left at front door to butcher totally unnecessary and nothing to do with the trip spoilt the experience completely

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anjum
, Jul 2018

OH MY GOD !!!! YOU HAVE GOT TO DO THIS TOUR, IF YOU DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE IN NEW ZEALAND !!!! It was a very full day - we enjoyed every minute of it - very well organized - IT IS A MUST MUST MUST !!!!

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twchew
, Mar 2018

Fantastic day with knowledgeable tour guide. The tour went as advertised. Thanks

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Ian B
, Mar 2018

The visit to the Hobbiton set was highly enjoyable - even better than anticipated. Our guide was particularly good producing lots of fascinating facts as we wandered around the Hobbit holes. Although it seemed busy at no time did we feel pressured to rush. On a very warm day, the complimentary drink at the inn was particularly welcome! The visit to the Maori village was another matter. When we booked the Rotarua visit it was under the impression we would be spending a good proportion of our time seeing geysers and bubbling mud pools rather than wandering round a village and watching Maori dances. We think the actual content of the Rotarua visit should have been made more explicit in the promotional material. However, it was the only disappointment it what was a very memorable day

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ju222dy
, Mar 2018

Of all my tours in NZ, this was my favorite! Combined with blue skies and white fluffy clouds, butterflies, bees, and flowers, Hobbiton exceeded my expectations! It was a bit of a drive from Tauranga to Rotorua longer than I anticipated. The Geothermal tour was unique--a few geysers and pools nestled in a small Maori village. Maori guides were there to enlighten and entertain us, and served corn on the cob cooked in a thermal pool!

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Frederick H K
, Mar 2018

This was one of the best tours we have ever been on! It is a family run tour with people who care about providing an excellent experience. If you are interested in the itinerary, use this tour!!!

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danielakorem
, Feb 2018

A very enjoyable day with Pet Peter. He was a pleasure to be with, a careful driver, well organized tour.
Expensive, but worth it.

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Dr. Carmen R
, Feb 2018

Very fun excursion


Product code: 42230P4

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