Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Day Tour to Auckland
You will begin your full day tour with a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua's most famous attractions. Make your way to the cultural centre at Te Puia and learn about Maori traditions and their way of life. Hereafter, enter the highly active geothermal area that includes amazing features like geysers and boiling mud pools.
Enjoy spending some time at Rainbow Springs, a nature park which highlights the native flora and fauna including the famous New Zealand kiwi. Afterwards, you will be able to learn more about the local agricultural industry and see some sheep-shearing displays and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.
After the show, you will board the Hobbiton Movie Set coach for as scenic tour of the Kaimai Ranges on your way to the 1,250 private farm near Matamata. This is where numerous scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. You will be guided through the set and learn more about how a working beef and sheep farm was converted into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will take you on a tour to see several structures including the Mill, the Green Dragon Inn and Hobbit holes. Once your tour comes to an end, you will be taken back to Auckland.
Tour Details & Highlights
- Full day tour
- Operates daily
- Departs Rotorua returns Auckland
- Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
- Te Puia
- Rainbow Springs Nature Park
- Agrodome Sheep Show
- Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour