Tauranga to Rotorua & Hobbiton Combo Tour

A tour of the best to offer from Rotorua & Hobbiton for cruise ship visitors with your host Paul.

Adult $285pp | Youth 9-15 $200pp | Child 5-8 $160pp | Infant under 5 $100pp

Minimum of 4 persons

*Includes all ENTRY FEES, WATER and WIFI. Private your groups welcome. Price by negotiation.


A day when I will collect you from your ship and we will go to Rotorua to see the best of the sights. On the way we drive past, first, beaches, then farmland, kiwifruit orchards and Pinetree forests.
A must at Rotorua Thermal Wonderland is Te Puia, where I will guide you to see the boiling hot Pohutu Geyser, Nga Mokia a Koko bubbling mud pool, live kiwi birds, and you will see the famous Te Puia Maori Culture and Concert show, which begins with a fierce Warrior challenge, and ends with the famous ‘Haka’.

Then we will drive through Government Gardens, to see the historic Rotorua Bath House, Rachels Spring, Polynesian Pools, and lakeside Rotorua lake. We will have our packed lunch and if time allows there are other great sites that I would love to show you. (Maybe you have one in mind).

When it is time to go we will head to Hobbiton, an hours journey through the Native bush clad Mamaku hills then through the rich fertile farmland of the Matamata area of the ‘Waikato’.

At Hobbiton I will put you on the Hobbiton bus that takes you only 2km into the Hobbiton Movie Set, the location of the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

Here you will have a leisurely stroll through all the sights, accompanied by one of the very knowledgeable Hobbiton guides.You will see The Hobbit Holes ‘, have a free beer or cider in the ‘Green Dragon Pub’, see The Mill the famous ‘Party Tree’,and the other structures created for’The Lord of the Rings’ and the ‘Hobbit films. You will see and feel, how this beautiful farmland was transformed into the Shire of Middle Earth.

The Hobbiton bus returns to ‘The Shires Café’, where I will be waiting for you. The whole experience will have taken two glorious hours. Then I take you back to your ship, over the Kaimai Ranges, a trip of an hour, we might even drive through Tauranga City. The whole day will be timed to ensure that you will be back to your ship on time. Nothing for you to worry about.

If you are starting or stopping at Auckland. Why not book us for our Auckland Tour? I will collect you from your ship or your hotel.

Rotorua & Hobbiton Tour Photo Gallery