Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set ToursRotorua to Rotorua

Enjoy New Zealand's unique native culture, fascinating geothermal activity and movie-making history during this exciting day trip around Rotorua and the Central North Island.

We begin with a tour of the main Rotorua tourist attractions including Te Puia, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome.  At the cultural centre in Te Puia, you will learn all about the Maori culture and history.  The Neighbouring Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley is where you will get to see bubbling mud pools, geysers and steam rising out of the earth.

At Rainbow Springs Nature Park you will see the famous local kiwi bird as well as other native animals and wildlife.  Learn more about the local agriculture by witnessing a sheep-shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome, which is a working organic farm ideal for agricultural education.

After your entertaining and enlightening farm show, you will make your way over the Kaimai Ranges on your way to Matamata for your tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.  Visit the farm where Peter Jackson constructed the Hobbiton village for filming in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.  Find out just what it took to transform this farm into The Shire from Middle-earth and get a closer look at various structures including the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and Hobbit holes as you are guided through the set.  Hereafter, you will make your way back to Rotorua.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs and returns: Tourism Rotorua
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Te Puia cultural tour and Thermal Valley
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Agrodome sheep show
  • Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set

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