Tamaki Maori Village

Meet in the hotel reception 15-minutes before your departure, ready to board your coach for a transfer to the Tamaki Maori Village. Upon arrival, experience the warmth of The Tamaki people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting. An intricately carved gateway leads you to the fringe of a lush 200 year old native Tawa forest. Warriors emerge from the forest by canoe to perform the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome that allows you and other visitor’s safe passage into the village. As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the village is alive with sights, sounds and activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. Watch as the earth is carefully scraped away to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Complete your exclusive experience with a traditional hangi buffet feast! Please note: Not suitable for children under 10 years.

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours

Price: Adult £69.00 / Child (10 – 15 years): £39.00


Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Make your own way to the The Hobbiton Movie Set Store (1235 Fenton Street, Rotorua, 3010), where you will be met by your Lions Rugby Travel Representatives and transferred to The Hobbiton Movie Set. The tour is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand, offering an interesting and entertaining experience incorporating the famous film set as seen in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep and beef farm, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours

Price: Adult £80.00 / Child (09 – 16 years): £55.00


Your participation on this tour is subject to acceptance of the local suppliers T&C’s as follows: In the event of extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to make alternative tour arrangements.