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Waitomo - Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set

Kia ora. If i travel from Waitomo to Rotorua and visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, I have to jump off the bus at the black dot stops? Is the black dot stops the location of Hobbiton Movie Set or the nearby town Matamata? I have to stay near Hobbiton Movie Set for one night and get on the bus in next morning? Thank you for your kind help.

Kia Ora Kl,

The Black dots are points of interest and the White Stops are overnight stops.

We can drop you off at Hobbiton to experience the LOTR tour on the way from Waitomo to Rotorua and get you to Rotorua in the same day. You don't have to spend a night near Hobbiton or extend out your tour if you don't want to. I do however suggest that you stay in Rotorua extra nights to take in this beautiful sights, sounds, and smells.

Kind regards,


Hi! Kia Ora!

I have a few questions with regards to the Hobbiton stop:

1) If we want to go to Hobbiton and we jump off the bus where does the bus drop us?

2) What time roughly would we be there for? (we are planning on meeting local friends)

3) What time would we get picked up? and what time roughly do we arrive in Rotorua

4) Those people who do not want to go to Hobbiton - do they just stay on the bus and go straight to Rotorua

Many thanks for your advice,


Kia Ora Gabby,

Thanks for getting in touch!

Our bus will visit Hobbiton on the day we travel from Waitomo to Rotorua. We get there for about midday. If the whole bus is visiting Hobbiton then the bus will wait and take everyone through to Rotorua, otherwise the guys at Hobbiton will shuttle you through after the tour where you would get into Rotorua at about 4pm.

I hope this helps!


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