Shore Excursion: Hobbiton And Lord Of The Rings Movie Set Tour - Tauranga

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am, , ,   Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Port of Tauranga, Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui
  • Return Details :
    Returns to the original meeting point at approx 3:30pm  


This private day tour takes you to the enchanting Village of Hobbiton from Tauranga. See the famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton Movie set on this 6 hour guided tour to Matamata just over the hills from Tauranga.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included


  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide


  • Personal expenses and gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Know More about this tour

Departing Mt Maunganui you drive down Pilot Bay on the harbour side then around to Main surf Beach past multi million dollar homes. Then you will cross the Harbour Bridge and 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.

You will then arrive at Hobbiton, the movie set location for the village in the Lord of The Rings movie masterpiece. Here you will be met by your guide for an informative 2 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 by Peter Jackson for it's stunning landscape.
After the tour there plenty of time for lunch at the Shires rest cafe and a look in the souvenir store.

Leaving Hobbiton your journey takes you back over the Kaimai ranges, stooping at the beautiful McClaren's falls park, then you visit Mossop's honey for tasting and treat yourself to a unique NZ ice cream. Then its back through downtown Tauranga past the restaurant and cafe scene and over the Bridge to your ship in plenty of time.

Personal guarantee: All tours guarantee the passengers to be back to your ship on time or you will be transported to the next port

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Personal guarantee: all tours guarantee the passengers to be back to your ship on time or you will be transported to the next port 

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.