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Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

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Tauranga, New Zealand
icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the sets from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series at Hobbiton during this shore excursion. Cross Tauranga Harbour and head through the Kaimai mountain range en route to Hobbiton, the movie set location for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Meet your guide at the Shires Rest to start your guided tour. Discover top sites including the famous party tree in Bag End. Finish your tour with an ale in the Green Dragon Inn and imagine yourself among your favorite characters.
  • Visit the Hobbiton movie sets on a shore excursion
  • Explore Hobbit holes, visit Bag End, the Party Tree and more
  • Finish the tour with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
  • All entrance fees and round-trip port transportation included
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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)
Air conditioned transport
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please meet the Shore Trips and Tours representative at the Shore Trips and Tours sign board situated just outside the port gates. Walk through the information marquee and out through the gates - a short walk from your ship.

Ports

  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand


Departure Time

10:00 AM
  • 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 24-35 seats (smaller than the cruise lines), although smaller minivans are often used. Having 24-34 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour runs with a minimum of 4 fare paying passengers. We will advise on the day if the minimum hasn't been met, and offer alternative options if necessary
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please purchase a ticket for all travelers in your group - including 'purchasing' a ticket for all infants. NZ transport law requires us to count all heads on board. One child or infant max per adult ticket.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Shore Trips and Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Even if you have not seen the movie, it is still worth the visit." See review
  • "It is well worth a visit if you are a Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan." See review
  • "Nice stop at the Honey place, and honey ice cream, and a short stop in the little town of Mattamatta before getting to Hobbiton Visitor Centre around 12:25." See review

Reviews

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Would recommend to anyone!
Abraham_M
, Dec 2020
Trip all in all was fantastic!! No complaints whatsoever. Driver was incredibly knowledgeable. The Honey stop was a great addition to the trip, amazing honey.
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What a brilliant guide
Alan_H
, Mar 2020
The Hobbiton trip was amazing, and should not be missed if you are in that part of the world. Our Guide Brian picked us up at the ship in a small bus (23 of us), and took us to the Hobbiton Movie set. There we handed over to a Hobbiton guide for a two hour tour around the site which was excellent and very informative. On the drive there and back Brian kept us entertained with a non-stop commentary on New Zealand history, local knowledge, and the universe and all that. I have been taking shore trips for the last 20 years, and have never before come across a guide with such a diverse knowledge, and such an entertaining way of imparting it. The guy was just amazing, and long may he continue.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thanks Alan, what a great review for our guide Brain, one of our longest serving guides who started working with us in 2006. He is a great asset to our company and so pleased you had such a good day. Regards Ian
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Great
Johnny
, Mar 2020
Great Hobbiton Movie set . And the greatest guide who is responsible 、friendly and professional to lead us the whole tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks Johnny, this is just what we do, and love every trip we take. Pleased you had a good time, regards
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Great tour
shufen_c
, Mar 2020
Great, Mr.Deve is our driver/guide . He is so nice and we have a very happy time in our Hobbiton tour. Thanks Deve.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for your kind review, Dave will be pleased to know you enjoyed your day with him. Regards Ian
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Hobbiton Experience
Paul_D
, Feb 2020
Great tour and the bus driver was also very knowledgeable of the areas getting us to hobbiton and back to port.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Sounds like you had a good day and enjoyed the tour, thanks Ian
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A fantasy experience!
Carol_B
, Feb 2020
The tour was fabulous! It was one of the best tours ever. We did not see the movie beforehand. The tour guide was fabulous.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
This is what almost every none LOTR person says, now you can go and watch all 6 movies and spot where you were on the movie set. Regards Ian
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Hobbiton excursion
Keith_M
, Feb 2020
Excellent trip. Our driver, Dave was very knowledgeable and entertaining and got us back in plenty of time to meet our ship. Hobbiton itself was busy but an unforgettable experience.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Yes it can be busy, but at least they are well organised, need to be with over 600,000 visitors a year now. Regards Ian
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Geeking out at Hobbiton
Ron_V
, Feb 2020
Dave was a Great and informative driver and Sunny, our guide st Hobbiton was amazing. The passion he showed made the amazing location even better.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Sounds like you had an awesome day and thanks for your review. Regards Ian
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Beautiful Gem of a place
dianeblair
, Feb 2020
Brian our driver was wonderful and really knowledgeable he gave us sooo much excellent information and he really really enjoys his job. The Hobbiton village was well organised, pretty and the lunches were very reasonable price. I defo must visit
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Brian will be pleased to see your review, so thank you for taking the time to post. Its good to know that we are doing a good job. Regards Ian
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First timers in New Zealand
rgdoty2013
, Feb 2020
Both my husband and I enjoyed the excursion. The Hobbiton movie set is amazing. We are going to see the movies again tonight compare with the movie set we visited. Our driver seems very knowledgeable. He told us information about the movie set and the history of the movie making.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for the review, a lot of our visitors end up viewing the movies again so they can place themselves in the same locations as they saw on our tour. Even clients who have never seen any of the LOTR or Hobbit movies still enjoy the tour. Regards Ian
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