Lord of the Rings movie set & Rotorua's geothermal wonderland Te Puia - Private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 3



Hobbiton and Rotorua combination, see it with a private guide

We set off over the Kaimais where on a clear day you can enjoy spectacular views of both the Waikato and Bay of Plenty districts, ending up in Matamata where we enjoy a tour of the Hobbiton Movie set and Farm from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

We then carry onto Rotorua for our Te Puia Daytime Experience -
A personal encounter with our people, our culture and our land.
Enjoy our native Maori people, our mudpools and geyers.
Plenty of time for photos, stops, souvenirs.

Then, depending on time left we can travel several different routes back to your cruise ship.

If you would like to experience just one or the other of the above then please check my other tour options.


I will pick you up at 8:00 or a time suitable to you. It's about an hour's drive over the Kaimais to Matamata. You may like a coffee break before we head off to Hobbiton. Allow up to 2 hours for this tour. We then lunch at place of your choice before heading onto Rotorua. This is about an hour and a half's drive. For the tour and maybe another coffee break around Te Puia we'll allow 2 hours. It is about an hour and a quarter back to the Cruise ship from there. This tour can be fine-tuned or extended depending on the time you have available.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the cruise ship wharf

End location: Returning to the cruise ship wharf

Duration: 8 hours

This is an approximate only. I'm happy to shorten or lengthen the day to suit your availability


I have a BMW 750iL. For more than 3 people please enquire for price

What’s Included

All transportation to and from your cruise ship or anywhere else you might be staying.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

170 NZD - Te Puia NZD $54.00
1/2 hour Cultural performance at Te Puia NZD $8.10
Hobbiton NZD $84.00
These are adult prices only

Money for refreshments/lunch stop

What’s Extra

All admissions fees which are payable on the day (outlined in local cash needed)

A Recent Review of this tour

Lovely tour, we enjoyed our day even though it was pouring the entire time ! Julie brought umbrellas and we had a wonderful time !
Maria F.

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