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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Living Māori Village Experience

Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic!  Continue visiting the mighty Whakarewarewa Valley, for a truly culture rich experience, the home to a living Māori village and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.  Set amongst a highly active landscape erupting with geothermal activity where you can experience bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily.

DURATION

Full Day

LOCATION

Auckland, Matamata &  

Rotorua

TOUR TYPE

Outdoor Walking & Māori Culture

Heritage Experience

PRICE FROM

NZ $429

Per Person

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Tour Summary

Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic!  Continue visiting the mighty Whakarewarewa Valley, for a truly culture rich experience, the home to a living Māori village and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.  Set amongst a highly active landscape erupting with geothermal activity where you can experience bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily.

Tour Highlights

  • Join the official guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Listen to fascinating stories from your guide as you explore the 12-acre set

  • Remarkable 360-degree views of the rolling Kaimai Range

  • Chance to step into a real The Lord of the Rings film set

  • See where major scenes were filmed and discover behind-the-scene secrets

  • Opportunity to have a drink at the cosy Green Dragon Inn

  • Amazing photo opportunities  in front of every hobbit holes

  • Learn how the film magic was made from a local guide

  • Discover the biggest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere-Pōhutu Geyser

  • Explore the walking track to see the beautiful lakes, boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools

  • Be entertained by the cultural performance group by way of song and dance

  • Explore an authentic living Māori village View the fully carved ancestral meeting house, the great significance in history and traditions of Tuhourangi tribe

  • Discover the vibrancy of Māori culture and their fascinating traditions

  • View the geothermal wonders including the world-famous Pōhutu geyser

  • Walk through boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools

  • Enjoy a traditional cooking demonstration

Tour Inclusion

  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Admission to 2 hour fully guided experience at Hobbiton movie set

  • Complimentary Hobbiton beverages -Ale, cider, ginger beer or an English dark room temperature beer

  • Admission to Whakarewarewa Maori Living Village with cultural show

 
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