Tauranga – Hobbiton Day Tour LT59CS


Travel to the farm selected by Peter Jackson as the setting for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movie trilogies on this shore excursion from Tauranga. Discover numerous Hobbit holes, iconic structures, and fascinating inside-stories at this now must-see New Zealand destination.

Escape into the enchanting world of JRR Tolkien’s imagination on a shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set. 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 countryside.

Whether you have read the books, seen the movies, or neither at all – this is a day you won’t forget. Expert and enthusiastic guides will set the scene as you leave the Bay of Plenty region and climb over the Kaimai Ranges. Admire the amazing scenery of the Waikato region before arriving at The Shires Rest visitors centre where your Hobbiton experience begins. Stand under the party tree, walk past the Hobbit holes, and learn some fascinating stories and facts regarding both the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films – all with plenty of great photo opportunities! After exploring Hobbiton with your guide, enjoy a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn before leaving Hobbiton heading back to Tauranga where you will reunite with your cruise ship.

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, Gandalf’s 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 Inn where you can sit by the fire, admire the expert craftsmanship and imagine life as a hobbit!

Also included on the itinerary is a stop at a local honey shop with free tastings of genuine NZ honey and a free delicious honey ice cream. You’ll also visit to a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 1030
Maximum number of people : 50
Venue Facilities : 6 Hour Fully Guided Tour pickup Tauranga Port Gates
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

Client Reviews

  • "Amazing Tour"
    This is the best tour we experienced in NZ. The tour guide was very informative. Hobbiton was an amazing place, and a very well organized. The Hobbiton Tour Guide was excellent and we paid half of what we would have paid by booking direct rather than through the cruise ship!
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  • "Great Day"
    One of the best tours of any cruise we have been on, and even better when we didn't have to pay in Yankee dollars through the cruise ship! A great day, tour guides were excellent, this is something you must do!
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  • "A Must Do"
    Very enjoyable day. From the first moment of booking right through to the end, I knew I had made the right choice. Lizzy in the office with whom I communicated was excellent and our tour driver was very knowledgeable and informative and made sure we got to see as much as possible. Highlight of the day was Hobbiton and the fully guided tour with time for a bit to eat at the end in the Green Dargon Pub. This really is a must do!
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