Auckland to Rotorua Day Tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia
- 10.33 Hours
- On request
See the magical Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland. Step on board your luxury Gray Line coach tour and travel south, taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride, lush green farmland and rolling hills.
The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand's must-see destinations. A working farm near the small town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for the world-famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and today you can visit the set and see where the magic was created. During your guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, you'll see highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and more. Your tour guide will share amazing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about how the film set was brought to life. After you've had your fill of movie magic, sit down to lunch, a delicious feast worthy of a true Hobbit, outside The Green Dragon Inn. Then, we make our way to Te Puia, one of New Zealand's foremost cultural venues. At Te Puia's marae (meeting house) you will receive a traditional welcome and be invited to experience a Māori cultural performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games. You'll gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history and be thoroughly entertained by the talented and charismatic performers, then wonder at the amazing geothermal activity.
Duration: 10.33 Hours
Departs: 6:15 a.m. - Returns: 4:35 p.m.