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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour - with unbiased reviews

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

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Your pick-up is just a short walk from your ship at the end of the wharf, where you board one of our modern small group mini van vehicles! All entrance fees, guides and cultural show is included in the price.Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture. Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. Encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells. Marvel at the way the Maori's have tamed this land for their own purpose before traveling to the second venue of the tour. Experience the magic of Hobbiton! See Sir Peter Jackson’s iconic rolling hills and lush green pastures of Hobbiton. You will have an official guide to guide you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo’s home after which you can enjoy a drink in the green dragon (either alcoholic beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer) included in your tour.
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Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rd 3, Rotorua 3073 New Zealand

Stop At: New Zealand Discovery Tours, Tauranga 3044 New Zealand
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Important Information
Departure Point
2 Salisbury Ave, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
7h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport in a small group mini bus/van
  • Official Guided tours at both Rotorua & Hobbiton
  • Cultural Show at Rotorua
  • Bottled water
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Excludes Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No sales on the day of the tour
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you
  • All vehicles are modern manufactured 2017/18 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
  • Pickup time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship
  • Pickup is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship
  • Pickup time will be confirmed 30 days from the date of tour (or upon booking if within 30 days).
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Katherine H wrote a review Jun 2019
36 contributions28 helpful votes
We were met at the cruise ship dock and whisked away on the comfortable van through beautiful scenery first to the Geothermal Maori Village then to Hobbiton. The driver gave us explanations of the area we drove through and when we arrived at the Maori village we were greeted by
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Date of experience: April 2019
Gene K wrote a review Jan 2019
952 contributions235 helpful votes
Booked independently, this tour of Hobbiton and the Maori Village (geothermal geyser) was excellent. Our driver guide provided great commentary on the way to Hobbiton and the Maori Village. He was polite and went out of his way to make sure that everyone enjoyed the tour.
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Date of experience: January 2019
teresarussell65 wrote a review Jan 2019
20 contributions25 helpful votes
Buddy our tour guide picked us up from the port for this full day tour with a small group in a comfortable mini van. We had to change our pick up and drop off times as the cruise changed their sailing times and this was no problem at all for Buddy even though we were on a tight
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Date of experience: January 2019
Response from NZDT, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Thank you Teresa ! I am so glad you enjoyed your day with Buddy! He is so passionate about New Zealand and the Local area and just loves and enjoys showing guests like yourself around this beautiful part of the country. I will pass your comments on to him, Im sure he will be very proud and pleased you enjoyed the day with him also! Kind Regards Andrew
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Adam H wrote a review Jan 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Myself and 3 others did this tour in Dec 18 and had an amazing day. We were greeted by Andrew just outside the port gates and guided to the very comfortable and clean tour vehicle. It was raining when we arrived at the geysers so we purchased some ponchos at the gift shop. It
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Date of experience: December 2018
Jack in a Globe wrote a review Dec 2018
34 contributions3 helpful votes
We did the Tour and had a brilliant day. The tour itself is an amazing experience which allows you to see two of the things ranking the highest in what New Zealand is known for. No, not sheep... but the Maori culture and of course, the Lord of the Rings. Primarily, I just
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Key Details
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, New Zealand Discovery Tours
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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