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Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour

  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour
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Explore the sets from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series on this 5.5-hour Hobbiton shore excursion. Cross Tauranga Harbour and head through the Kaimai mountain range on 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 2-hour tour. Discover top sites including the famous party tree in Bag End. Finish your tour with an ale in the Green Dragon pub and imagine yourself among your favorite characters.
What to Expect
Escape into the enchanting world of JRR Tolkein’s imagination – on a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set and farm.
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 farming countryside.
Whether you have read the books, seen the movies, or neither at all - this is one day you won’t forget.
Our expert guide will set the scene as we leave the Bay of Plenty region and climb over the Kaimai Ranges. Admire the amazing scenery before arriving at 'The Shire's Rest' visitors centre where your Hobbiton experience begins.
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!
This tour is provided by Tauranga's best Shore Excursion team. Also included on the itinerary is a stop at a local honey shop (with FREE tastings of fresh NZ honey and FREE honey ice cream), and a visit to a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown. 
About us:
Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years. It all started with owner Ian - one man and a beloved Rolls Royce car. Today, the number of vehicles and tours has changed, but the philosophy hasn’t – every customer is treated like one of the family, and we will make sure you have an unforgettable day. We have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands (and if you’re lucky you may even get to travel with Ian – he still loves to get behind the wheel!).
Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in smaller groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is guided and commentated from start to finish - our guides delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!
Reviews (89)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best Tour Ever!

We had the best time. Once we got off our cruise ship our guide was there waiting for us. The trip was great and at the end because they had changed to a larger bus they refunded us $10 each. Best tour I’ve ever done!

Thank Alicat911
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alicat911, wow! We couldn't ask for a more wonderful review! Thank you so much. Sincerely appreciate it. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Lord of the Rings excursion

Excellent, a very beautiful place, nice to recall what had happened in the movie i personally witnessed the incredible place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pmc774
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello PMC, thank you for your review and sharing your experience with others. Being able to be in a place which you have marveled at in a movie is a fabulous experience isn't it!? We're pleased you had a great time. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed 9 December 2018

Fantastic tour, a must do when your in Tauranga whether you have seen the Hobbit/lord of the rings or not. Doug our bus driver was exceptional and very knowledgeable of the area and a funny chap as well

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarcoSue21
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Marco and Sue, thank you very much for taking the time to share with others your enjoyment of our tour to Hobbiton. It is a fabulous place for sure and Doug loves taking people there. A winning combination for sure! Kind regards Kim

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Fabulous service

Doug our driver is amazing, very knowledgeable and humorous, great commentary along the way to Hobbiton. Lukas was our guide around Hobbiton, such a lovely young man and made the tour of the movie set interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend Shore Trips and Tours....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathyg2608
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hello Kathy, we couldn't ask for a better recommendation so thank you very much! Our small team certainly love their "work" and if our visitors are happy we are happy. I will pass on your comments to Doug and Lukas. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile
Fantastic tour!

This tour was absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Hobbiton was always going to be amazing but the drive to and from the movie set was filled with insightful stories of the surrounding land and funny anecdotes by the driver. There was plenty of time...More

1  Thank tynnealenelson5
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hello tynnealenelson, thank you very much for such a warm and complementary review. We are rapt you had such a fabulous day at Hobbiton and also enjoyed the other stops on the tour. Kind regards Kim

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4 January 2019|
Response from Kathyg2608 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you would need to contact the tour company directly, our return time was 4:00pm and we needed to be back on board by 5:00pm. We made it comfortably.
9 December 2018|
Response from Kathyg2608 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , we booked this excursion via Viator and we selected $AUD