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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Twin 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. From an enriching memories of the living village we move on to the haunting echoes of the past at the buried village of Rotorua. New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site where stories Tarawera volcanic Eruption come to life and telling tales of the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces.

DURATION

Full Day

LOCATION

Auckland, Matamata &  

Rotorua

TOUR TYPE

Outdoor Walking & Māori Culture

Heritage Experience

PRICE FROM

NZ $449

Per Person

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Buried Village of Te Wairoa
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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. From an enriching memories of the living village we move on to the haunting echoes of the past at the buried village of Rotorua. New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site where stories Tarawera volcanic Eruption come to life and telling tales of the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces.

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

  • 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

  • Enjoy a traditional cooking demonstration

  • Encounter the award winning Museum of Te Wairoa exhibition

  • View the extensive collection of excavated objects from the 1800’s

  • Explore the archaeological sites which reveal the devastation

  • Gain unique insight with guided storytelling or using the tour app

  • Take the beautiful waterfall trail which showcases the stunning Te Wairoa Falls

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 beer

  • Admission to Whakarewarewa Maori Living Village with cultural show

  • Admission to the buried Village of Te Wairoa

  • Access to Te Wairoa Trail and Waterfalls

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