6.30-6.50am Pickups from any inner city accommodation
Enjoy the scenic drive with your driver/guide to the Shires Rest to be joined by your local guide for the 2 hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Drive through part of the 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm to the Hobbiton Movie Set, centre of Middle Earth. learn from your local guide how the set was created and see the Hobbit Holes, Gardens, Bag End (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins home), Party Tree, Lake, The Mill, Green Dragon Inn, and much more. On arrival at the Green Dragon Inn one cold drink awaits - your choice of dark or light beer, cider, or non alcoholic ginger ale. Return to the Shire's Rest and transfer by shuttle to the thermal and cultural wonders of Rotorua, just one hours drive away.
Tour Rotorua include an introduction to the lakefront and gardens, and Kuirau Park Thermal Area.
Enjoy a hangi basket lunch (Te Puia) or hangi pie lunch (Whakarewarewa thermal village) before a scintillating display of Maori culture including the famed poi dance and haka.
Your local guide will take you through the thermal area to see famed Pohutu geyser, mud pools, and the meeting house.
Return to Auckland arriving between 7.30 and 8pm.
Please Note: This tour may be shared with other operators..