Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Tour

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Hobbit Hole - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Hobbit Hole - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Te Puia Warrior
Te Puia Warrior
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hobbiton Movie Set
Green Dragon Inn - Hobbiton Movie Set
Green Dragon Inn - Hobbiton Movie Set
Te Puia Thermal Reserve
Te Puia Thermal Reserve
Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Tour - Picture 9
Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Tour - Picture 10

What To Expect

See three of Rotorua's iconic visitor attractions: experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture, explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park then see NZ's agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome. The afternoon takes you across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque farm that was transformed into The Shire from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed.


Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
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Hotel Pick-up or Tourism Rotorua
10 hours and 40 minutes
daily at 7:25 AM
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Start your full-day tour of the Central North Island with visits to three of the top Rotorua visitor attractions. At Te Puia, you'll learn about Maori traditions and ways of life, before entering the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, home to shooting geysers and bubbling mud pools.

Next, visit the Agrodome to find out all about farming in New Zealand by watching a sheep-shearing display and sheep dogs showing off their skills! Then visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see the famous New Zealand kiwi, as well as a huge range of other native New Zealand wildlife and plants.

After visiting the top Rotorua sights, set out across the countryside to a very special New Zealand destination - the Hobbiton Movie Set, constructed on a beautiful 1,250 acre farm near Matamata. Take a guided tour of Hobbiton and learn how this working farm was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Your guide will show you locations like Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn and the Mill - and maybe even let you in on some secrets from filming! After your Hobbiton Movie Set tour, return to Rotorua.


  • Hotel pick-up

  • Te Puia cultural tour and Thermal Valley

  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park

  • Agrodome Sheep Show

  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.

  • Children ages 7 to 12 years old, if traveling without an adult over 18 years old, must have an Unaccompanied Minor Form completed before travel.

  • Pick-up is available from selected hotels and locations (View List and Schedule).

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Tourism Rotorua. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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