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

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    10:00am The tour will depart at the time shown on the voucher unless this conflicts with the ship's ETA or ETD, in which case the tour will operate so that you are back in port at least one hour be.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    The vehicle and guide will be located just outside the pedestrian port gate, a short walk from the ships gangway, beyond the Information Marquee. The guide will be standing on the grass by the port si.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

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 to soak in the atmosphere at the Green Dragon Pub.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

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, this tour will take you to another world set deep in New Zealand farming countryside.

Whether you have read the books, seen the movies, or neither at all - this is one day you wont forget.
Our expert guide will set the scene as we leave the Bay of Plenty region and climb over the Kaimai Ranges. Admire the amazing scenery before arriving at 'The Shire's Rest' visitors centre where your Hobbiton experience begins.

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!

This tour is provided by Tauranga's best Shore Excursion team. Also included on the itinerary is a stop at a local honey shop (with free tastings of fresh NZ honey), and a visit to a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown. 

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!

Inclusions

  • Entrance fee to Hobbiton, including the 2 hour guided tour.
  • Experienced, professional and friendly driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • A tankard of Hobbit ale or cider at the Green Dragon Pub (non-alcoholic option available)
  • A visit to a local honey centre with tastings
  • Air conditioned transport

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hobbiton is open to the elements, and tours operate in all weather conditions (sun protection is recommended). Umbrellas are available for rain and shine.

A moderate amount of walking is involved. Due to uneven surfaces and some steep inclines this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Please check with us before booking if you are unsure if the tour will be suitable.

The vehicle size is usually 24-32 seats (smaller than the cruise lines), although smaller minivans are often used. Having 24-32 customers allows us to (usually) book a tour guide at Hobbiton just for us! This avoids the masses on the public tours that other companies use.