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Hobbiton Movie Set & Rotorua Geothermal Geysers with Maori Culture Shore Excursion from Tauranga

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Overview

On this Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga, I will pick you up from your ship and we will travel to Rotorua and Hobbiton to see their famous geothermal and Lord of the Rings attractions. On the way, beaches first come into view, followed by farmland, then kiwifruit orchards and finally, pinetree forests.

Rotorua

Enter a strange and unusual landscape with the aroma of sulphur and sights of steam vents exiting the earth at every available crevice. You will visit Rotorua and its Whakarewarewa Valley. There we will show you the bubbling mud pools and the scalding hot Prince of Wales Feathers Geyser and Pohutu Geyser (The biggest Geyser in the southern hemisphere). This valley is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years the people of this village have lived surrounded by geothermal activity (geysers, steam vents and mud pools) which they utilise in their everyday life for cooking, bathing and heating. 

Experience one of Rotorua's leading maori cultural performance groups. It’s a must-see, opening with a fierce Warrior challenge, and closing with the spine-tingling ‘Haka.’  For centuries Whakarewarewa village has been home to the Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao people. As New Zealand's original tourist attraction, They have hosted visitors from around the world since the mid 1800's.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

We leave for Hobbiton at the appointed time, taking an hour-long drive through the lush Mamaku hills covered in native bush, then through the bountiful fertile farmland of ‘Waikato’ in the Matamata area. The movie set was the place where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed.

With a deeply knowledgeable Hobbiton guide to accompany you through the set, enjoy a leisurely stroll through all the sights like the iconic ‘Party Tree’ and the Mill. Drink a free cider or beer in the ‘Green Dragon Pub,’ and peek into the Hobbit Holes and other structures built for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and the ‘Hobbit’ films. Walking around this dreamy farmland, you can imagine how all of this was magically crafted into the Shire of Middle Earth.

At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set there will be a complimentary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non-alcohol available) included!

A truly one off day of experience and discovery.

Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga

Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga

Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga

Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga

Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga

Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga

Rotorua and Hobbiton Combo Cruise Ship Tour from Tauranga

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