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Tauranga: Hobbiton & Rotorua Geysers Shore Excursion

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Enjoy a small-group shore excursion from Tauranga to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, see Rotorua’s geothermal wonders and experience Maori culture.


  • Join a shore excursion from Tauranga to visit Hobbiton Movie Set and see the Rotorua geysers
  • Experience the real Middle-earth at The Hobbiton Movie Set on a guided tour
  • Discover Maori culture with a Maori guide in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa valley
  • See the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere and watch cultural performances


Join a small-group shore excursion from Tauranga to explore North Island's top attractions. Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture and visit the real Middle-earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set. You will be picked up from Tauranga Port, dependent on your ship's arrival time, and journey to Rotorua. For centuries Whakarewarewa village has been home to the Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao people.This is a unique location with the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere and an official Maori guide will meet you for your visit. Encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells and marvel at the way the Maori's have tamed this land for their own purpose.  Here you'll get the chance to see the iconic Kiwi bird in a purpose made Kiwi bird enclosure. Admire boiling mud pools, native bush, and the National Schools of Wood Carving and Weaving. Then depart Rotorua and its geothermal wonderland to travel to the second venue of your tour, Hobbiton Movie Set!   Discover the magic on a guided tour with an official guide for an experience to tantalise your senses. Find yourself engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.  After your tour, enjoy a complimentary drink in the Green Dragon (either alcoholic beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer) that is included in your tour.  You will be returned to Tauranga Port, guaranteed to be back in plenty of time for your ship's departure.


Pick-up & drop off from Tauranga Port Round-trip transport in comfortable modern mini-van/bus Driver/guide All entrance fees Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with official guide Official Maori guide in Rotorua Complimentary drink in the Green Dragon Pub in Hobbiton

Important Information

  • Pickup time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, depending on arrival and departure times of your ship
  • All vehicles are modern manufactured 2017/18 vehicles with dual air-conditioning, UV protection glass and meet the highest safety standards
  • Infant seats are available on request, please advise at time of booking
  • The local operator will confirm your exact tour time by email after booking

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