Levin motel describes unruly tourists as 'polite'

The unruly tourists who have outraged New Zealand with their holiday exploits have been described by a motel worker as "polite".

The motel employee, who asked not to be named, said the tourist group arrived in Levin at around 9.30pm on Wednesday night.

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He said he spoke to a "young lady" who he described as "polite and to the point" but not very "informative".

The tourist group "would be welcome back again," he told Newshub. 

Levin Mayor Michael Feyen has warned people in the area to watch out for tourist group who have caused trouble in Auckland and Hamilton.

But the motel worker said the warning is "over the top" and said he hasn't witnessed any reason to suggest they are bad people.

It's understood the group has split and some are making their way to Matamata. They told media they came to New Zealand to see "the Hobbits" and they could be headed for Hobbiton. 

Where the rowdy tourists have been spotted
Where the rowdy tourists have been spotted. Photo credit: Newshub

Newshub understands there are currently two police cars outside the motel the group stayed at in Hamilton.

The tourist group first made waves on Sunday when they were confronted by a group at Takapuna Beach in Auckland after they allegedly left rubbish behind.

Police car parked outside the Hamilton address where the tourist group stayed.
Police car parked outside the Hamilton address where the tourist group stayed. Photo credit: Supplied

The young woman who approached them said she was threatened by members of the group and video shows a young boy telling her he'll knock her brains out.

Since then multiple restaurant owners have come forward alleging the group refused to pay the bill for their meals. One curry restaurant in Northcote was allegedly left $250 out of pocket after the group refused to pay.

The group then moved on to Hamilton, where a 26-year-old connected to them was arrested and charged with theft.

Members of the group were served with deportation liability notices at a Hamilton Burger King on Tuesday.