Full-Day Shore Excursion: Hobbiton And Te Puia Combo - Tauranga

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    This tour departs at 8:00am unless this conflicts with the ships ETA or ETD, in which case the tour will operate so that you are back in port at least one hour before sailing. Please meet us at least .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Port of Tauranga
  • Return Details :
    We will return you to the same place that we picked you up
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


This tour combines a visit to Hobbiton and Rotorua all in one day. Experience a 2-hour guided tour of the Hobbit movie set on privately owned, picturesque farmland in this hidden valley. See Hobbit Holes, Bag End, enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn then on to Te Puia in Rotorua for geysers, boiling mud, a Maori cultural performance including the haka plus weaving, carving and the kiwi bird. Don't miss this fantastic dayout that showcases why the Port of Tauranga is such a popular destination.


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Know More about this tour

This is the ULTIMATE tour for anyone cruising to Tauranga. Do not miss the 2 best destinations the region has to offer!

First stop is the cultural and geothermal hub of Rotorua where you will experience a intoxicating mix of New Zealand's power and beauty.

In the afternoon we escape into the enchanting world of JRR Tolkeins imagination on a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set and farm. 
Intricately recreated after being used as a film set for both the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and set deep in New Zealand farming countryside, this location is on many visitors bucket lists!

Te Puia Highlights:

  • See geysers explode high into the air. You will only get those iconic photos at Te Puia where you are up close and personal with the Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers geysers.
  • Marvel at many other geothermal features including hot pools, bubbling mud pools and steaming vents.
  • Spot the elusive kiwi in the nocturnal enclosure. These shy birds are our national icon and are now endangered.
  • Watch craftsmen and women learn their trade in the carving and weaving schools. Admire the many ornate, authentic carvings around the complex.

Hobbiton Highlights:

  • Explore 44 Hobbit holes set across 12 acres of lush pasture and manicured gardens. You can even get pop inside a doorway for a souvenir photo.
  • Learn inside tips from your specialist guide and get wrapped up in the fascinating stories they tell.
  • Make a visit to Bag End, the Party Tree, Gandalfs Cutting, The Mill House and more. For you movie buffs there are recognisable landmarks at every turn!
  • Cap off your tour with a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Innwhere you can sit by the fire, admire the expert craftsmanship and imagine life as a hobbit!

About us:

Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years. It all started with owner Ian - one man and a beloved Rolls Royce car. Today, the number of vehicles and tours has changed, but the philosophy hasnt every customer is treated like one of the family, and we will make sure you have an unforgettable day. We have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands (and if youre lucky you may even get to travel with Ian he still loves to get behind the wheel!).

Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in smaller groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is guided and commentated from start to finish - our guides delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!


  • Te Puia entrance fees
  • 2 hour guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • A tankard of Hobbit ale at the Green Dragon at the conclusion of your Hobbiton tour
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Experienced, professional and fun guide


  • Food and drinks, however you are able to grab a bite to eat along the way
  • The Maori cultural performance at Te Puia is not included - however (time permitting) you can upgrade on the day

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour includes walking, with some inclines and steps on unmade paths

This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or any other mobility devices due to the paths at Hobbiton

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