Escursioni a Bay of Plenty-Rotorua: Start the morning with a sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua's iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing dispay and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.
The morning part of the tour concludes and you have free time to enjoy lunch at your own expense at one of the many restaurants and cafes and in central Rotorua.
Following lunch the Hobbiton Movie Set coach will take you on a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed.
Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies.
Upon completion of the Movie Set tour you will be transferred to Rotorua by the Hobbiton Movie Set coach to Rotorua where the tour concludes.
Meeting/pick-up point: Rotorua hotels.
Duration: 10.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 6am.
Others: Included: coach tour with commentary, highlights including the Te Puia, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Agrodome and Hobbiton Movie Set, and entrance fees.
Passengers must reconfirm tour 1 day prior to departure to avoid possible cancellation.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water.