After traveling thousands of kilometres to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to see this amazing combination tour of two world-famous attractions that are only available in New Zealand. You may not come back this way again! What you will see on your tour … erupting geysers – boiling mud – hot springs – a steaming volcanic landscape – Maori Village and a two-hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set all in one day.ENQUIRE VISIT WEBSITE
Rotorua: Whaka Living Maori Village …
Experience this steaming volcanic landscape where the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years. Imagine living in the village where the homes are set amongst erupting geysers and boiling mud. They us the natural geothermal resources to cook, bath and heat their homes. The 2 hour tour presented by our delightful guide explains the history of the village and the unstable environment they live in. Surrounded by erupting geysers, boiling mud, hot pools is a surreal experience.
Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set...
On arrival at the Shire's Rest Cafe we take a break for refreshments. We are met by our guide and board the Hobbit Bus for the short drive through the 1250 acre sheep farm to the movie set for a two hour escorted tour around the 12-acre Hobbiton site.
Our local guide explains the history of the site as you wander along the rambling paths of The Shire, past Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn where you can sample specially brewed beverages. See Bilbo's house, The Water Mill, Green Dragon, arched bridge, 44 Hobbit houses, gardens, wandering pathways, The Party Tree, lakes. Listen to the wonderful stories and tales of Gandolf, Frodo, and the villagers. If you haven't read the books you will still love it.
After completing the Hobbit tour, we start the return trip to the Port and you’re waiting ship on time to board well before sailing hour. I have never missed a ship.