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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour provided by Zealandier Tours

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Overview
The famous Hobbiton movie set, where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were filmed, is less than an hour from Tauranga. On this shore excursion, journey to The Shire and step into the fantasy world of Peter Jackson on a guided tour of Hobbiton. See iconic sites such as the Party Tree and the Mill, enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, then stop at McLaren Falls Park for a LOTR-themed photoshoot in the forest.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Salisbury Avenue
    Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Out side port of Tauranga main pedestrian gate on the corner of Salisbury Avenue and the Mall, under the flagpole.
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    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    From the port of Tauranga - enjoy the local sights, history and points of interest en-route to the film site of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. A unique movie set situated in the hills of a beautiful sheep and beef farm in Matamata. Enjoy a tour hour guided tour of the set and a nice cold ale or cider in the Green Dragon pub at the end, before being returned back to your ship.
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  • You'll end at
    Salisbury Avenue
    Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Out side port of Tauranga main pedestrian gate on the corner of Salisbury Avenue and the Mall, under the flagpole.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Hobbiton movie set
  • Sip a glass of ale or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Unforgettable photo ops: dress up in LOTR-style cloaks and swords
  • Worry-free shore excursion: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Important Information
Departure Point
Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Duration
360–390 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Glass of ale, cider or gingerbeer
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Entry/Admission - Zealandier Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Please bring sun protection and a light jacket for cooler weather
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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BruceSheree W wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia180 contributions53 helpful votes
This tour was the highlight of our trip. Zealandier Tours were fantastic from start to finish. We booked this tour directly rather than through the cruise ship, and we had inadvertently got the start time wrong from our cruise ship by 1/2 hour, but Jan the director of the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jennifergH2008ZG wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Shona our tour guide was awesome,she told us about so many things of Tauranga & surroundings all the way through to Hobbiton. Shona waited while we ventured in a Hobbiton bus with a Hobbiton tour guide, who explains all about this beautiful magical place with so many photo
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Paul Z wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada24 contributions32 helpful votes
Took a tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set while visiting this part of New Zealand, It's located at least an hour away from any major centre, but the drive there is scenic. The family who own the land and operate this site run it on a fairly tight schedule with tours setting out
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ferdyEngland wrote a review Mar 2020
Devizes, United Kingdom148 contributions72 helpful votes
We booked directly via the website for this tour which was a bit cheaper than going through the ship . I would highly recommend you do this early as it does sell out and you really wouldn’t want to miss it. Our guide Grant was very informative during the journey to Hobbiton. He
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daniela1234224 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia64 contributions53 helpful votes
Comfy bus & really friendly driver picked us up just outside Tauranga Port. Drove us to McLaren Falls on the way to Hobbiton Movie Set, which was an amazing detour! Got to Hobbiton & set off with our guide for a look around. Couldn't believe we were actually there, it was sooo
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Sabrina D
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better than any ship tour as they combined both popular tourist sites in one day
They were there at the ship and easy to find .. they were fun and friendly always mindful of the time so that we we
karenbN4605TW
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An enjoyable & interesting excursion
Had a fantastic time. Comfortable coach journey with the added extra of a goody bag left on our seats. Special
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Our guide Jennifer with Zealandier tours was fantastic. We stopped at the Kiwi bird house before going to the Glow-
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Lovely Waterfall
Thanks Steve for a great trip around Tauranga. We really enjoyed our ice cream too. It was very easy to find the to
Niec
Niec
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Plenty of sights
We were picked up outside the port as we came off a cruise. There was much to see, MtMaunganui area on route,stoppe
rerp
rerp
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A full day, but covered everything worth seeing
Arrived on a Cruise Ship (Arcadia) and covered similar items to those covered by the cruise ship's own tour but in
bdmcd2017
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An all-day tour.
Yes, it was in excess of 8 hours, but it included everything we wanted to see in this area of New Zealand. Nick wa
110daleh
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Absolute rip off - driver was on day release from age care facility
Our ships itinerary was changed last minute from Sth Pacific Island to Tauranga. We were excited to spend the day s
carolynwG6800WF
carolynwG6800WF
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Okay
This trip follows its description, although each stop is rather quick. Tour through Tauranga could have been short
Karen S
Karen S
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Excellent tour of Maori Village and other highlights around Tauranga
This was our favorite shore excursion from the NCL Jewel. We found the guide was excellent, took us to several sto
777kylieb
777kylieb
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Great Tour Guide
Our guide picked us up at Tauranga Port where we got off our Cruise; full day out starting with Hobbiton then Rotor
leaanneh2020
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Fun day!
This was a fun, informative visit to a Maori Living Village to experience the deep history of a proud native cultur
Carole J
Carole J
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The best tour ever!
We just took this trip last week (early February, 2020) and there were 6 of us. Les was our tour guide - he did a
Patty M
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We had an amazing tour on January 5, 2020 and our guide was exceptional. I believe his name was Phillip. He took
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