Hobbiton and Rotorua Geothermals Combo
A do not miss tour to our regions 2 most popular destinations!
Tick off two great destinations in one great tour. Explore the immensely popular Hobbiton Movie Set, then visit the cultural and geothermal hub of Rotorua (see geysers, mud pools and Maori culture).
This is the ULTIMATE tour for anyone cruising to Tauranga. Do not miss the 2 best destinations the region has to offer!
First stop is a visit to the enchanting world of JRR Tolkein's imagination - on a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set and farm. Intricately recreated after being used as a film set for both the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and set deep in New Zealand farming countryside, this location is on many visitors bucket lists!
In the afternoon we explore the cultural and geothermal hub of Rotorua where you will experience a intoxicating mix of New Zealand's power and cultural beauty at Whakarewarewa - the Living Maori Village.
Explore 44 Hobbit holes set across 12 acres of lush pasture and manicured gardens. You even have the chance to pop inside a doorway for that all important souvenir photo.
Learn inside tips about the 2 trilogies from your specialist guide and get wrapped up in the fascinating stories they tell.
- Make a visit to Bag End, the Party Tree, Gandalf's Cutting, The Mill House and more. For you movie buffs there are recognisable landmarks at every turn!
Cap off your tour with a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn...where you can sit by the fire, admire the expert craftsmanship and imagine life as a hobbit!
Experience life as a local at Whakarewarewa Village - a real village built amongst an active geothermal valley. An insightful 1 hour tour of the village with one of the residents is included.
See bubbling mudpools, boiling hotpools and the ever-playful Pohutu Geyser. You'll soon understand why Rotorua is nicknamed 'Sulphur City'!
- Enjoy an authentic 30 minute cultural show by Te Pakira - one of Rotorua's leading performace groups. See songs, chants and poi dancing...as well as the famous war dance - the Haka!
Learn how the Maori people have adapted to life in this unique landscape - using nature to help in everyday life. You'll be amazed how useful the hot springs can be!
After an unforgettable day we guarantee to have you back at the port for your ship's departure as you wave farewell to our slice of paradise.
This tour is proudly operated by us (Shore Trips and Tours) - Tauranga's best Shore Excursion team.