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Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland


Experience the famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the geothermal wonders of Wai-O-Tapu (rated one of the most surreal places on earth) all in one day.


  • Hobbiton & Alexander Sheep Farm
  • Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park
  • Champagne Lake & Devils Bath
  • Rotorua City Highlights

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. This small group, fully-guided day trip combines two of the top attractions in the North Island together to form the ultimate day trip from Auckland. Different from many other tours, the guided tours at both Hobbiton & Wai-O-Tapu ensure you get the full experience. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety..


  • Auckland - Your tour starts in New Zealand’s largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventure today but also point out and guide you past some of the city’s top highlights.
  • Waikato – We travel south through the stunning Waikato countryside, encountering beautiful scenery, mighty rivers, great photo opportunities, impressive mountains and several farm animals along the way. We will also stop for a quick coffee break at a special location.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - Here you begin your two hour tour of this 12 acre movie set. A professional Hobbiton guide ensures you get the most out of your visit. Visit the lush pastures of the Shire, hobbit holes and amazing gardens, and enjoy a complimentary cold beverage at ‘The Green Dragon Inn’.
  • Tirau – Famously dubbed the 'Corrugated Iron Capital of the World' because of the many unique corrugated iron sculptures and buildings. This town never fails to get a laugh and our guides will point out all the main highlights on the way through.
  • Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland – Experience a fully guided tour of Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, considered one of the most surreal places on earth. See the famous Champagne Lake, Devil's Bath, local mud-pools and geothermal craters and activity. The colours will take your breath away.
  • Rotorua City Highlights – Next is a guided driving tour seeing the most famous sites in Rotorua city including: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Whangapipiro (Rachel Spring) & the Blue Baths.
  • Auckland – Back to Auckland with a fully guided return trip and secret stops along the way.
Adult $349.00
Child $291.00

What's included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry Tickets - Wai-O-Tapu
  • Bottled Water & Snacks


  • Allow approximately 13 hours for the whole experience


  • Pick up from central Auckland hotels (specified hotels only)

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • The tour must have at least 4 people booked to run. If less than 4 people have booked you will be placed on a waiting list or offered a refund. Cheeky Kiwi Travel does not take responsibility for the weather and we reserve the right to alter the itinerary or activity if required. No refunds will be given to late or no-show passengers..

  • Child Age is 4 - 14 years. Infants fares are under 4 years old..

Available Bookings from 16 Aug to 22 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Mon 22 Aug

Bookings close in 7 hours...

  • Adult$296.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$261.00

  • Adult$279.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$296.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$296.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$296.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$240.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Adetiya Rachman from New Zealand wrote on 24 December 2020

Great services and nice friendly tour guide

It was fantastic experience with cheeky tours travel. At first there was miscommunication but they sorted out very well and quickly. We're guided and driven by nice friendly person, Nick who did his great job. Well done, highly recommended have a tour with them. Thanks.

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Sid from United Kingdom wrote on 11 March 2020

Hobbiton & Rotorua

Absolute awsome day Both Martin and Micheal were amazing tour guides

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YieYing Wu from United States wrote on 05 January 2020

Fun and beautiful

The hobbiton experience is so fun. Simon, our guide, gave us the best experience at Wai-O-Tapu. We get to see the such colorful volcanic pools.

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Gairik from India wrote on 20 December 2019

Great experience with Cheeky Kiwi Travels

Great tour and a fun day filled with lots of adventure and learning.

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Myla Urbano from New Zealand wrote on 03 October 2019

Wai- O- Tapu /rotorua / Rotorua

Andre and Louise are awesome Great trip Andre went out of his way for us to have fun and enjoy the trip Highly recommended

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