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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

  • Guided 2-hour tour of the Hobbiton movie set on a shore excursion from Tauranga
  • Listen as your knowledgeable guide shares insider tales about the making of LOTR
  • Walk to the waterfalls, and dress up as your favorite LOTR character during a stop at McLaren Falls Park
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
From US$109.73
Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in ‘The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
What to Expect
Located about an hour from Tauranga, where you’ll be picked up at the port, the Hobbiton Movie Set is situated on rolling farmland that depicts the Shire, a region inhabited by hobbits in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Departing the Bay of Plenty over the Tauranga Harbour Bridge, you’ll journey through the Kaimai mountain range before your group arrives at your Waikato destination near the town of Matamata.
Meet a specialized guide for a 2-hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, which provides an up-close look behind the scenes of director Peter Jackson’s famous film trilogies. LOTR fans can crouch in front of hobbit holes for photo ops and see structures such as the double-arched bridge, the Mill and the party tree, where Bilbo had his farewell birthday party.
Walk to the Green Dragon Inn, sip a complimentary local ale, cider or ginger beer.
After your meal, leave Hobbiton behind and make a stop at McLaren Falls Park for a bush walk to its namesake waterfalls. Here, your guide provides cloaks, hats and swords so you can dress up as your favorite character from The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, posing for photos against this scenic backdrop.
On the way back to the Tauranga port, make a quick stop to taste New Zealand manuka honey, try local ice cream or stop at a beach, if time permits.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Reviews (58)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour with Duncan as our driver, punctual & polite & would highly recommend Zealandia Tours

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adventure514385
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Save money - book here!

Saved $90 per person by booking here instead of from Princess Cruise Line for the same tour.. Fabulous! When I got in the van after the tour, I said "That was fascinating!" and another passenger agreed with me. My husband loved watching the movie AFTER...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Wonderful Day with New Hobbiton Friends

I was part of a cruise which had a genealogy seminar happening and a bunch of us "genies" met whilst boarding our bus to Hobbiton. It was a wonderful bus ride through the city and then into the countryside of beautiful New Zealand. Hobbiton is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 610kryst
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Highly recommended!

I've availed of the services of Zealandier Tours twice, 1st one was for our honeymoon last Dec 2015 and because we liked their service a lot, got them again for my short family reunion in Auckland last May 2018. We are very thankful for Jan...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank armia99
Reviewed 18 March 2018
The Best to Chose From With Dressing Up Near The Waterfall

This company is top notch. I booked the trip a day before and due to a cyclone could not go, they were so accommodating, refunded me immediately with apologies. Similar tours charge double this, I would recommend booking with them any day and hope to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Kerrie M
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