Hobbiton & Rotorua Tour (Kuirau park & Footbath experience)

1 Day Tour

During the winter season(Apr-end of Sep), this tour's operation is determined based on requests. Please inquire for availability.‍

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This special tour is offered only by Navi - enjoy TWO of New Zealand's most famous destinations in just one day ! 

Hobbiton Movie Set

Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogy in a fascinating guided tour.

The set has been completely rebuilt and can be seen just as it appeared in the films.

Kuirau park Rotorua

Kuirau Park, in the heart of Rotorua is New Zealand’s only geothermal public park and features:beautiful gardens,a crater lake, mud pools, hot springs,free thermal foot baths.

In the early 1800s, the small lake in the centre of the park was much cooler and was known as Taokahu. Legend tells us that a beautiful young woman named Kuiarau was bathing in the waters when a taniwha (dragon) dragged her to his lair below the lake. The gods above were infuriated and made the lake boil so that the Taniwha would be destroyed forever. From that time on, the bubbling lake and the steaming land around it have been known by the name of the lost woman, although the spelling has changed a little from Kuiarau to ‘Kuirau.’

The free Kuirau Park Footbaths are remarkable for soaking your feet in. Enjoy the lovely surroundings, especially on cool days as steam from geothermal vents surround you. 

Special Notes

Tour Includes:

  • Includes full round-trip transportation from Auckland, by Coach
  • You can select pick up/ drop off point from following 5 hotels. M Social/ J W Mariott/ Pullman / Skycity/ Cordis
  • Admission to the Hobbiton Movie Set 
  • Visits to Kuirau Park, Lake Rotorua, Government garden.
  • We offer both English and Japanese-speaking tour guides for our shuttle transport.
  • Hobbiton provides their own English-speaking guides for that portion of the tour.

Trip Plan

Tour Length: 1 day

Minimum Number: From 2 people. If you would like to book a group as a charter, please contact us for a quote.


  • 7:00 - Leave Auckland 
  • 10:30 - Kuirau Park, Lake Rotorua, Government garden.
  • 12:00 - Lunch (Lunch is not included in this tour, but we have lunch stop time at cafe)
  • 14:30 - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • 19:00 - Arrive at Auckland.

What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring-

  • A camera!
  • Lightweight jacket (in winter) or sun hat (in summer)
  • A towel for footbath.
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Tour Cost

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2 people minimum.

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NZD / child 
under 11 years old

under 11 years old

* This tour does not operate on Christmas day.

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Hobbiton & Rotorua Tour (Kuirau park & Footbath experience)
Cordis, Auckland
JW Marriott Auckland
M Social Auckland
Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments
SkyCity Hotel Auckland

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Special Note for this Tour

All terms & conditions below apply as normal, with these differences;


  • A minimum of 2 adults must be attending the tour for the tour to take place.
  • Application for a tour must be made by phone, fax or e-mail no later than 5:00 PM of the day before the tour.
  • Your application may not be accepted if the tour is full, prior to your booking.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set is closed on Christmas Day.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds are based on the working day we receive your request. Please note that requests must must be received before 5 PM ( NZT ) to be processed on that working day.

  • Bookings cancelled more than 4 working days before your tour date are fully refundable.
  • Bookings cancelled between 2 and 3 working days before the tour date are 50% refundable.
  • Bookings cancelled within 1 working day of the tour date can not be refunded.
  • If you are not present at the specified pick-up location at the departure time, the tour must depart without you.
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced.
  • Refunds for Paypal payments do not include card fees ( 3% ) as per Paypal terms & conditions.
The above cancellation policy may have exceptions for certain tours, which will be communicated to you at the time of booking.

Tour Costs

  • If there are two adults attending the tour, the cost of the tour written is the cost for one person.
  • If there are two adults attending the tour, children ( aged 5~11 ) will cost half of what is written.


  • Please understand that changes of schedule, cost and tours may occur with no notice.
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