Guided tour

From Tauranga Port: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Shore Excursion

From Tauranga Port: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Shore Excursion

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From US$ 156.79 per person

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Experience the magic of The Hobbiton Movie Set in the heart of New Zealand. Step into the lush pastures of the shire, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Experience the real Middle Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set on an official guided tour
  • Listen as your knowledgeable guide shares insider tales about the making of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy
  • Have a drink on the house at the Green Dragon Inn
Full description
Take a trip through Middle Earth on a small-group shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Located in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. See the original location which was rebuilt for the latest Hobbit films. This was the original setting for Peter Jackson’s famous trilogy "The Lord of the Rings". Learn about how this location was chosen and how it was constructed, plus which scenes were filmed here. Wander around the vegetable patches were Hobbits grow their food, with giant pumpkins lying around! Walk by the Mill and the famous Party Tree. Indulge in a complimentary beverage from the Hobbit Southfarthing range, which encompasses 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 of traditional fayre available for purchase for lunch. Enjoy your food and drink in a comfortable armchair by the roaring fire or in the beer garden, overlooking the enchanting village.
  • Tauranga Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned small-group vehicle
  • Official Hobbiton guide
  • Complementary Alcoholic drink or non-alcoholic drink
  • Driver guide with full commentary throughout your journey to and from Hobbiton
  • Food (can be purchased from the Green Dragon Pub)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Please make your way along the wharf (there will only be one way to walk) through the Information tent and you will see the port gates. The guides will be standing on the other side of the gates, with the lead name on a name board. They wear a grey shirt with a lime green logo.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Please wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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Cruise to Tauranga. The staff was waiting when I got off the ship and left the gate. It was 5 people, but it was comfortable with a big new van. I was glad to have water and delicious brownies. It was nice to see the seaside and the waterfall on the way and see Tauranga as well as Hobbit Village. The guide was kind and explained in various ways. It was a perfect sightseeing.

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January 16, 2020

Amanda was great. She even baked chocolate brownies.

February 6, 2020

Loved it! Brandon (Doogie) made it so enjoyable!

February 4, 2020

Product ID: 329666