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

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Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour
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Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour
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 (75)
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Reviewed yesterday
Hobbiton Adventure

The tour was fantastic. Everything worked exactly as advertised. I hold back on the rating only because the tour company provided a horribly underpowered bus to a great driver (Dave). He worked so hard to coax that bus up the mountain. We could barely hold...More

Thank Flyer797576
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Hobbiton is a great place to visit.

If you enjoyed Lord of the Rings you will enjoy visiting Hobbiton. It was quite easy getting off the cruise ship and finding the correct bus. The actual setting is more then what I expected, it consisted of quite a few Hobbit dwellings. It was...More

2  Thank LeeCastonguay
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hello LeeCastonguay, thank you for your complementary review and taking the time to share your experience with others. We are pleased you had a fantastic time. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Deserves 10 stars! You HAVE to go!

Ok, we are HUGE LOTR fans (how can you not be?) and we planned our NZ trip around Hobbiton. What can be said about going to a place that you've only dreamed of going? From the start (getting tickets online was a breeze) to going...More

2  Thank jenncantravelon
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hello Jenn, had a smile on my face reading your review :) and we are absolutely rapt your visit to Hobbiton totally exceeded your expectations. We couldn't ask for more and sincerely thank you for sharing your energy, experience and happiness with the Trip Advisor...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Fantastic Excursion and Great guide!

This trip was wonderful. The Hobbiton Set was magical. The honey stop before hand was great. The kiwi farm was interesting and the guide knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!

Thank MelissaC380
Ian H, Owner at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for your great review. Even people who are not 100% keen on the LOTR or Hobbit movies still say much the same as Hobbiton is such a unique experience. We have a lot to thank Sir Peter Jackson for here in New Zealand.

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Beautiful tour

We have been to NZ several times and finally made it to Hobbiton, and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide was informative and enjoyable, the set speaks for itself. A definite must do when in NZ.

Thank Peggy675
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello Peggy675, totally agree with you that Hobbiton is a fantastic place to visit even if you haven't seen the movies. Thank you for taking the time to recommend our tour to Hobbiton to others. Kind regards Kim

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