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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.
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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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

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

1  Thank Kerrie M
Reviewed 14 March 2018
Absolute highlight of our cruise

We cannot speak highly enough of this fabulous tour! As dedicated LOTR and The Hobbit fans we have wanted to visit Hobbiton for a long time and the experience exceeded our wildest expectations. We chose Zealandia from their reviews and, as we don't like big...More

2  Thank Sunbird
Reviewed 7 March 2018
Couldn't Ask For Better Tour

Pick up at pier right on time in a clean, comfortable mini bus and returned on time.. Small group 14 very manageable with little delays that large cruise ship tours generally encounter. Price of tour was half what cruise ship was asking and went to...More

1  Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 21 January 2018
Great day out with lots of highlights

We had an wonderful day out to Hobbiton, and many other sites with Steve as our driver and guide, he was so informative about all the areas, and life in NZ in general. The company even shouted us icecreams!! Steve was amazing, and made my...More

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