Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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From US$216.18

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


Maximize your time in New Zealand with a full-day combo tour to two of the North Island's top attractions: the Hobbiton Movie Set and Te Puia Geothermal Park. Depart from Auckland for a scenic drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set where you get guaranteed admission and a guided tour of the famous Lord of The Rings site. Then take in the geothermal activity and Maori culture of Te Puia Geothermal Park in Rotorua.
  • Ensure admission to two popular North Island attractions by booking this tour
  • See hobbit holes and the Green Dragon Inn
  • Observe Pohutu geyser at Te Puia Geothermal Park
  • Have the option to try a traditional Maori hangi meal (own expense)

What's Included

  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry Tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch, unless specified
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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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 - Rotorua, NZ

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Rotorua (Pass By)


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • 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 at least 24hrs notice).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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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Grest trip!
Frank_M, May 2023
What a fun tour! Our tour guide was Grant. He was very kind, sweet & knowledgable. Even though pouring rain, he made our trip safe, exciting and great. We really enjoyed Hobbiton. As a big fan of "The Lord of Ring" and "The Hobbit", this trip was memorable for us. Rotorua was a very unique place with geothermal enviornment and Maori culture. I definately recommend this trip.
Well worth the trip back to New Zealand
Maranda_M, May 2023
As I walked through the screen set, I was able to imaging myself there. The did an excellent job describing the scenes from the movie as we walked through. The movie clip they showed on the bus to the site set the stage perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I also really appreciated the knowledge our tour guide, John Paynter. He has a wealth of experience in a vast number of areas and the stories and history he conveyed to us during the journey were really enlightening and engaging.
Thoroughly enjoyed
Christian_M, May 2023
Would really recommend this trip. Everything ran really smoothly and planned well. Cam our guide was really knowledgeable, chatty, and friendly. The early start accounts for the 4-5hrs or so of driving, but I felt this was okay considering the distance the places actually are from Auckland.
Varmt rekommenderad!
Frida_S, Mar 2023
Trevlig, upplevelserik och vacker rundtur på nordön med underbara stopp! Vi gjorde minnen för livet och hade en härlig guide i Michael som berättade om mycket under körningarna.

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