Tauranga Port Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port g.. read more
    Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!
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  • 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.


Take a journey of discovery and experience the real Middle earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in  The Lord of the Rings and  The Hobbit trilogies. The Hobbiton Movie Set is a wonderful opportunity to see the original location, which was rebuilt for the latest hobbit films An Unexpected Journey and the original setting for Peter Jacksons famous film trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

There is time for lunch at the Green Dragon Pub and a little souvenir shopping.

This small-group tour is approximately 4:30 hours, leaving and returning from Tauranga and is ideal for clients from cruise ships wanting a quick tour.


Free port pickup and drop-off included

All entrance fees included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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You will have an official guide to show you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo's home.

Wonder around the vegetable patches were Hobbits grow there food! with giant pumpkins laying around! and learn about the movie secrets and the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling.

Your guide tells you how in Tolkien's books, there is a reference to hobbits sitting under plum trees,and how in New Zealand, plum trees grow too big to be the right scale for a hobbit so Peter Jackson had apple and pear trees, stripped of their fruit and replaced them with fake plums.

As for the oak tree on the hill? Also fake, with 376,000 artificial leaves imported from Taiwan and wired onto the tree. When the leaves faded in the sun, someone was employed to repaint them, one by one!

Walk past the Mill and the famous Party Tree that were created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, you will finish your exploration of the movie set with a visitto the famous Green Dragon Inn.
The inn has been fullyreconstructed, both inside and out, to give you the opportunity toenjoy the pub in all its splendour.

Indulge in a complimentary beverage from the Hobbit Southfarthing range, whichencompasses two traditional ales, an apple cider or non-alcoholic ginger beer,all handcrafted and exclusive to the Hobbiton Movie Set. You also have a delicious range oftraditional fayre available for purchase for lunch. Whether you choose to enjoy thesein a comfortable armchair by the roaring fire, or in the Beer Garden,overlooking the enchanting village, the Green Dragon Inn promises to be a tripto the pub you will never forget.

There will be a complimentary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non alcohol available). After which you will return to your ship.


Driver/Tour escort/host

Port pickup and drop-off

Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Complementary drink in the Green Dragon Pub

Alcoholic Beverages

Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!

No sales on the day of the tour!

Ensuring a quick departure for you!

All vehicles are modern manufactured 2017/18 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.

Pick up time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship

Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!

Pick-up time will be confirmed 30 days from the date of tour (or upon booking if within 30 days).

Comfortable shoes are recommended

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Jan-2018

    Fairy tale site. Wonderful guides and narratives.