This drive yourself Pass includes entry to Experience Comvita at Te Puke, Te Puia at Rotorua and Hobbiton Movie Set near Matamata.
HOBBITON MOVIE SET
Discover the real Middle earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, and enjoy a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been rebuilt permanently for filming of The Hobbit and features hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, Mill, bridge and gardens. There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm. The Shire Store (situated below The Shires Rest) features a number of souvenirs related to the films.
Relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a cup of coffee or light meal in The Shires Rest Cafe. The cafe is also available for functions, conferences or other occasions.
Te Puia is the home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and the world famous Pohutu geyser. Visitors also have the opportunity to see live kiwi, boiling mud pools and native bush. Take a journey into the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley with a Maori guide. You’ll learn about the history, stories and insights into this unique corner of the world.
Experience Comvita Guided Tour – Discover the amazing world of the honey bee and the wonder of nature’s intelligence.
Explore the healing power of nature through New Zealand’s native plants, including nature’s first aid kit; Manuka. Enter the world of the honeybee and see through the eyes of the bee. Learn how they share the gifts of nature with us. Learn how Comvita extracts and processes this natural harvest to create health and wellbeing products of the highest purity to enhance your quality of life.
Compliment your experience with a visit to Café Restore and explore our Comvita retail store.