Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour From Tauranga

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 18 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    1 The Mall, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a magical half-day tour to the Hobbiton Movie set, which was used forThe Lord of the Ringsfilm trilogyandThe Hobbitfilm series. Departing fromTauranga, discover the wonders of Middle Earth on this guided adventure. This small-group tour is limited to 11 travelers per booking and includes hotel/port pickup and drop-off.


Small-group tour

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Following pickup, you will take a scenic drive along the coast before heading inland and over theKaimai ranges. You'll climb around 300 meters, and have the chance to observe spectacular panoramic views across the rich fertile farmland of the Waikato. The main industry in this region is dairy, but you might also see some horse breeding facilities as you make your way towards Middle Earth, passing typical New Zealand farms.

Upon arrival atShires Rest Cafe, you'll be collected in the Hobbiton people mover and taken to Middle Earth via the 1250 acre sheep farm. Your expert guide will take you on a 2-hour journey through "The Shire", during which there will be ample photo opportunities at locations such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, Hobbit holes andthe Green Dragon Inn.You will be told the story of how the remote set was discovered and you will even enjoy an ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn at the end of the tour.

After shopping at theShires Rest (at own expense), you will head back over theKaimai rangeand make a stop atMcLaren Falls, 190 hectares of pastoral and horticultural land set alongside Lake McLaren. You will take a 10 minute walk along a steam to view the picturesque waterfall.

Your final stop will be Mossop's honey. This is a family business that has been producing and packaging honey and products for over 60 years. There is an excellentlive bee hive displayand informative panels tell the story from beehive to honey pot.

Finally, you'll drive throughTauranga city, over the harbour bridge with a stunning view of The mount before the tour concludes.


Bottled water

Live commentary on board

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Alcoholic Beverages

Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set




Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

If you have not already specified, you MUST advise supplier as soon as possible your ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and departure time so that appropriate arrangements can be made

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A rain jacket and layers are recommended

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Feb-2020

    We are not fans of the movies but it was a beautiful setting, the tour guide was great and now we will watch the movies. However, please know this is not a tour for anyone with any kind of mobility issues.

  • 07-Feb-2020

    The tour guide John is very nice and knowledgeable. However, the tour agent does not honor the small group arrangement, the number of members are over 20. We need to be decided by two group in The the hobbit movie village. Group is further mixed with other people, even worse in terms of number of people. We should not charged by small group and put in a large group arrangement which greatly decrease the quality of tour.

  • 24-Jan-2020

    Great tour, our driver, Les, was very professional and informative.
    Would recommend this tour highly.

  • 28-Mar-2018

    Had a fantastic time, Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very patient and understanding with an older gentleman that had Alzheimers.He kept wanting to forge ahead..
    I would prefer the groups to be a little smaller.

  • 25-Dec-2017

    Loved the sets and the beautiful scenery. Our guide Suzanna was excellent before and after our movie set tour. We had a great time finding out about the culture and history of the places in and around Tauranga.