Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord Of The Rings And Hobbit Movies Set Tour - Tauranga

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This wonderful tour to Hobbiton, a short drive from Tauranga, takes us to the farm selected by Peter Jackson as a setting for his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie masterpieces. A guided tour will bring to life scenes from the movies, plus time for lunch at the Green Dragon Pub.


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Departing Tauranga, we first cross the harbour bridge, which offers great views of The Mount, the volcanic core 232m high which marks the entrance to the harbour of Tauranga. We then climb up to over 1000 feet to cross the Kaimai mountain range which divides the Bay of Plenty coastal region from the Waikato district, the main dairy farming area of New Zealand.

We soon arrive at Hobbiton, the movie set location for the village in the Lord of The Rings films and of courseThe Hobbit movie trilogy.

Here we will be met by our guide at the Shires Rest for an informative two hour tour around the movie set location. Stand under the party tree, walk past the Hobbit holes, imagine yourself among the characters.

Nestled deep in the rolling hills of the Waikato, this location was chosen for it's unblemished landscape. The tour ends at the Green Dragon Pub where you can enjoy a Hobbit Ale and a light lunch (own expense) if you wish.

We then start the journey back to Tauranga, stopping at the summit of the Kaimai ranges at over 1000ft above sea level for some great photo opportunities overlooking the valley far below and extinct Volcanoes in the distance.

Time permitting we also stop at a local honey center to see the hives and taste some of the special local Manuka honey, and perhaps indulge in a tasty honey ice cream.

Finally we return to the ship, passing millionaires waterfront homes lining the beautiful golden sand beaches of Mount Maunganui.

Inclusions for Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord Of The Rings And Hobbit Movies Set Tour

  • Small-group tour
  • Entrance fee to Hobbiton
  • Experienced, professional and friendly guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • A tankard of Hobbit Ale at the Green Dragon Pub
  • Air conditioned transport

Exclusions for Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord Of The Rings And Hobbit Movies Set Tour

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible

Sun protection is recommended

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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45 reviews by the users

  • Hobbiton is a must see, great tour,

  • our driver Ian picked us up at the port from our cruise ship. The bus was comfortable and he was very informative with the local area. The tour at Hobbiton was so enjoyable and Hannah was our guide and she was fabulous. Thank you for such a great day great value for money. Beautiful part of the country.

  • I'm a Hobbit and Lord of the Rings geek. This excursion was GRAND! Tour guides were great and the grounds were magical!

  • We booked this cruise excursion through Viator and couldn’t have been more happier that we did. We cruised via Celebrity and they were charging $60 more. Our tour guide was Ian and he was excellent. Not only did he give us good information about the town, country lands, the ecosystem but we had a few stops along the way. He made the whole experience worth it. If you’re a Hobbiton/LOTR fan, this is a MUST DO adventure. It has to be one of the coolest experience.

  • This tour was awesome, even if you arent in to Lord of the Rings. Quite a bit of walking but worth it.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this tour from our ship. The bus had some problems with the air conditioning early on, but this was overcome with a replacement bus. The driver and the tour company went out of their way to make up for the small problem.

  • We have given this tour a five star rating because it was everything and more than we expected BUT we do have one disappointment and that was that we always expect small parties with Viator as they advertise but we had 20 on our coach a a further 9 on another coach who joined us at each stopping point, we would have been a coach of 29 but they didn't have one available. Very disappointing that we have had no response from Viator whe we e-mailed and advised about this!!

  • Great tour! Fantastic Day Out! Our driver was great and very informative.We were a family group of 12 on a cruise ship and everyone enjoyed Hobbiton. Would highly recommend!

  • Excellent, pick up/ drop off easy. enjoyed all of the tour

  • Great tour, lots to see and very good informative guide

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