Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour incl Te Puia, Hangi Buffet Lunch & Concert

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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From US$253.06

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend a day exploring must-see cultural highlights on this extraordinary round trip from Auckland. Explore the Shire at the renowned Hobbiton Movie Set: stroll through stunning gardens, visit hobbit holes and enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Then, witness the unique wonder of Te Puia Geothermal Park, with blue baths and thermal springs. Experience a taste of Maori culture with a haka performance and a delicious hangi: a traditional Maori meal cooked in the ground. Discover local history and culture on this family-friendly tour.
  • Get a more personal experience with your passionate guide on this small-group tour
  • Travel in comfort, in an air-conditioned minivan with USB charging and WiFi on board
  • Entrance fees are included so there’s no need to worry about extra costs
  • Pick up from selected locations in Auckland, and return to either Auckland or Rotorua

What's Included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entry Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

06:00 AM

Pickup details

Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.

What To Expect

Auckland Central (Pass By)

Waikato Region (Pass By)

Hobbiton Movie Set

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Tirau (Pass By)

Te Puia

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Rotorua (Pass By)


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours notice).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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18 reviews
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Awesome Tour
Opetaia_P, May 2023
An amazing experience. Always wanted to do the visit to Hobbiton and it didn’t disappoint. The sheer vastness and layout of this area with its “Props” was an eye opener. Our tour guide through this area, Brad, was a delight with his quick wit, and knowledge of Hobbiton Rotorua was also an incredible outing especially a better appreciation for the Māori culture, visit to the Geothermals and the kiwi bird sanctuary Our driver throughout this tour , Grant, was also amazing with his outstanding knowledge and professionalism
Awesome tour
azmeen_a, Apr 2023
Cam was an awesome tour guide. The day went as planned.Hobbiton is a really well maintained attraction.
Incredibly amazing tour.
Kaven_M, Apr 2023
It was an awesome tour. The highlight for me were the geysers, seeing them erupt so high into the air was amazing. The Hobbiton movie set was brilliant, the lush greenery and open space just loved. My only complaint was that the Hangi lunch was included in the price, however the tour events overlapped and they could not fit the lunch in. Viator needs to be aware of this so that better planning and coordination could be done. Our tour guide Michael did get us a sandwich as this was an all day tour and we were hungry, plus a small refund
A Magical Trip to Middle Earth and a Truly wondrous Maori Cultural Visit
Laura_F, Jan 2023
The People at Hobbiton were absolutely wonderful and amazing! A person (not in our group) had a bit of a fall, and the staff did everything to help her out and made this our trip even better, by showing such compassion. The site is worth the 15,000 mile trip. Out Tour operators were knowledgeable, and very helpful. The Maori Culture Center is beautiful and amazing. Not well suited for people with mobility difficulties, but they made efforts to help. The unfortunate mishap was the Viator booked us for a Hangi luncheon (sort of the Maori version of a Hawaiian Luau) that didn't exist. Not the first miscommunication from Viator. Hobbiton and Te Puia were both wonderful!

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