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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
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Overview
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 (84)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Brilliant

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 yesterday

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 1 week ago
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 yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Fascinating

This is one of those movie studios and setup you don,t want to miss You have to be there to understand the efforts, the attention to small details by the film directors which lead to the success of the film The Hobbits Holes were created...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Allan & Amy T
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Allan and Amy, totally agree with you. Hobbiton is an absolutely magical place and a credit to the set designers and of course Sir Peter Jackson for finding the location in the first place. Even if you're not a fan of the movies the...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile
Marvellous Hobbiton tour

The tour was carried out by Dave (the driver) extremely well!!, despite the late departure by fellow travellers. Dave tried very hard not to miss the tour time slot at Hobbiton. 👍🏽👍🏽 Marcus the Swedish tour leader at Hobbiton is exceptional, humorous yet full of...More

1  Thank Alan A
KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alan, thank you for taking the time to review our tour and we are pleased you enjoyed your day with our guides. Kind regards Kim

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