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Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga provided by Cruise Tours Tauranga

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga
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Enjoy a magical 5 to 6 hour tour to the Hobbiton Movie set, which was used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. Departing from Tauranga, discover the wonders of Middle Earth on this guided adventure. This small-group tour is usually run on our smaller vehicles with numbers around 10 to 16 persons.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 18m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 18m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15629P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
Duration
5h 18m
Departure details
  • 1 The Mall, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand The meeting point for passengers off the cruise ships is on the grass by the flag poll just outside the port pedestrian exit gate on Salisbury Avenue. If you are not travelling on a cruise ship then this is still the meeting point unless you have made an alternative arrangement with us.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you have not already specified, you MUST advise supplier as soon as possible your ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and departure time so that appropriate arrangements can be made
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A rain jacket and layers are recommended
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • 1 The Mall, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand The meeting point for passengers off the cruise ships is on the grass by the flag poll just outside the port pedestrian exit gate on Salisbury Avenue. If you are not travelling on a cruise ship then this is still the meeting point unless you have made an alternative arrangement with us.
Duration
5h 18m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you have not already specified, you MUST advise supplier as soon as possible your ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and departure time so that appropriate arrangements can be made
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A rain jacket and layers are recommended
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 The Mall
    1 The Mall, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    The meeting point for passengers off the cruise ships is on the grass by the flag poll just outside the port pedestrian exit gate on Salisbury Avenue. If you are not travelling on a cruise ship then this is still the meeting point unless you have made an alternative arrangement with us.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hobbiton Movie Set
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    McLaren Falls Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Barbara Y
Newcastle, Australia7 contributions
Hobbiton is brilliant
Mar 2020
This was an excellent day out. Keith, our driver and guide made everything easy for us. He was informative and helpful without overwhelming us with information. There were a couple of other minor stops along the way but the highlight by far was Hobbition movie set. We left Keith behind at this point and went on with a Hobbiton guide. I am a fan of LOTR so for me is was extra special but there were non- fans in our tour group who also enjoyed it. the tours are very slick and they manage to put huge numbers through the site without ever making you feel crowded or hurried. Fabulous.
Written March 16, 2020
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Ian-Holroyd
Thanks for your kind comments, will pass them on to your driver/guide Keith who is now doing a different job driving the big trucks involved in the Kiwifruit picking operation now that COVID-19 has closed down all tourism activities. How things have changed in the last few weeks. Stay safe and well where ever you are. Regards Ian
Written April 21, 2020
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Steve S
Florida57 contributions
Nice tour but some administrative issues
Originally booked tour for 930am. A week before the tour I received 3 messages and txt that tour was moved earlier time to 830am. Which we confirmed.

Presented ourselves at 815a on tour day and was told we were moved back to 930a but they forgot to tell us about change back to original time. So we waited over an hour.

To make good on mess up, owner Ian took 4 of us in his vehicle and we had private tour with him.

Hobitton experience was awesome. Same as ship tour but US$50 less pp. Highly recommend. And if we didn't lose an hour of sleep unnecessarily it would have been 5 stars.

Worth noting. This was same day as White Island Volcano eruption. We were on Ovation of the Seas. So thankful we did not book volcano trip. So made this tour memory even stronger.
Written December 12, 2019
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Ian-Holroyd
Hi Steve, yes that was a very sad day for us here in Tauranga, when the White Island Volcano erupted. Apologies for the mix up with the time changes, we had 410 passengers on tour with us that day [27 tour vehicles] so we were dealing with a large number of bookings and this one i think from memory was changed to the earlier time to suit the ships time in port, but then we had to change your tour time again as Hobbiton had no room at the time we wanted, our operations manager failed to make the final change known to you. There was also an issue where the van you were to travel on had been booked full, but there were some passengers who really needed two seats each!. So that was when i stepped in and took your party of 4 to Hobbiton in your own vehicle. So again sorry about the time stuff up. When i got back to the office around 4pm that's when we heard about the tragedy at White Island, we then spent until 3am moving crew and the passengers impacted by the event to and from Whakatane Hospital, with more transfers the next. Pleased you enjoyed the Hobbiton tour though. Regards Ian
Written December 28, 2019
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JAG1195
Stony Point, NY38 contributions
Gardens of the Shire
Nov 2019
We booked a private family tour for seven from the port to Hobbiton. The online booking went smoothly with no issues and met at the port with a smooth sign in process. Our driver, Jeff, did a fantastic job. The van was spacious, clean, and bottled water was provided. Jeff was quite knowledgeable and gave a great overview of the history of Tauranga and NZ. The tour of Hobbiton was a amazing and the gardens are simply splendid. I would highly recommend this tour company and Jeff.
Written November 9, 2019
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jamiend0nna
Cambewarra, Australia57 contributions
A great way to experience a day trip - As a small group
Mar 2019 • Family
We had a wonderful day with our tour guide Wendy. She was absolutely lovely, trying her best for us to see as much as we could in the time we had.
She was there waiting as we got off our ship, and took us to see the local honey. Our group of 10 actually really enjoyed this part of the tour as the ladies in the shop were not pushy at all and there was a lot of information and display for the kids.
After a quick stop to McLaren falls she took us to Hobbiton.
Wendy was very clear on instructions and was there to guide us, but also gave us space to have our lunch.
Hobbiton itself was quite cute. I just can't get into the movies but the movie "set", is beautiful. I loved how each little hobbit hole had its own personality.
We would highly reccomend this tour company. They are very professional, always willing to answer the random emails and very accomodating.
A special thank you to Wendy our guide.
Written March 17, 2019
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Beetsie
aol33 contributions
Exhausting but fun
Feb 2019
Went to Hobbiton with a small group but ended up on a big bus - so, don't spend the extra money to arrive in a van. However, our guide, Peter, was such fun and very informative. I particularly liked how they showed snippets of the movies to remind us of different scenes we would now see. A fun trip, mostly outdoors, lots of walking, so I wouldn't recommend for those with wheelchairs or walkers, or severe walking impediments. Some of the pats are narrow. That being said, the houses were adorable, the guide knowledgeable, and the hard apple cidar at the end, delicious
Written February 27, 2019
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susanbN8266ZY
Kamloops, Canada3 contributions
Awesome Tour & Guide
Mar 2018 • Friends
An amazing insight of local culture and ecology on the way to and from the Hobiton movie set. Our guide was so informative and keen to share her knowledge. All of our questions were clearly answered, whether they were political, historical, or just plain curious. We had many stops on the way to have first hand views of the many beaches, kiwi farms, and even honey bee hives. Truly a great experience!
Written April 17, 2018
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Kayleen O
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Great Experience
Feb 2018 • Couples
We booked a family tour on one of their mini buses. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day with our guide Geoff, we went to Hobbiton, Rotarua and even had time to pop into the kiwi fruit orchard. Geoff was friendly and accommodating and was happy to tell us about his beautiful country. The day we spent with Tauranga Cruise Company was one of the best days we had in New Zealand. Thank you to Karen and Geoff for this amazing experience. We couldn't have been more pleased with the day trip.
Written March 27, 2018
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ander12017
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
from ship to tour
Oct 2017 • Couples
the staff and standard of information was superb we had a great overall experience on this tour our guide to the movie set was very informative and we had plenty of time to look around when we stopped in the beautiful NZ countryside before arriving at hobbiton were we went around the movie set and the pub in hobbiton very good recommend this shore excursion as plenty of support to retun to ship on time
Written October 21, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Jasetoi12
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Brilliant Tour
The tour provided by Paora was absolutely brilliant. Learning about how the local community lives and embraces its
NoPassportRequiredFL
NoPassportRequiredFL
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Nice
Visited Rotorua Village and the Geothermal valley on the same day I think it was part of the glow worm tour (which
travelingauntie70
travelingauntie70
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Garry excellent guide
Fabulous tour..Garry was very informative, entertaining,very knowledgeable..could go on..was great to have someone
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nancysZ1979YT
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Tauranga into Rotorua with much info and fun along the way
Gary Stickler, our guide, was most informative and helpful...answering a myriad of questions. The drive was deligh
247joyc
247joyc
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Very Enjoyable
this trip was ust what we were looking for. A small group and a small mini bus so very comfortable. the sites that
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W6791ANdouglasc
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Small ? Group Tour
Ended with app 20 in our 'small' group tour. That said, bus was adequate and our guide very good. Allow for mandato
LoveNewExperiences
LoveNewExperiences
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A bit disappointing
I booked the Rotorua Living Maori Village Tour in advance of our New Zealand cruise for our stop in Tauranga. The
cashmcall
cashmcall
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Full day seeing Tauranga and rotunda.
Great tour with guide gary stickler. Safe driver and very knowledgable. Full day and back on time to ship. Say ever
977christinew
977christinew
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Missed tour
I didn’t get to go on this tour, I was directed to another bus and went on a different tour. I wasn’t asked for my
helenpP7451ZB
helenpP7451ZB
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A great day in Tauranga
This tour booked as part of my cruise activity traveling on the Golden Princess, was a highlight of the trip. The d
cem44
cem44
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The kiwi fruit farm was the highlight of the tour!
We took the full day tour and enjoyed it all. There was lots to see and do, but the most interesting part for us w
smolly58
smolly58
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Cruise ship excursion
Had a great day picked up and taken on a great day of new places.The Maori living village was a great experience a
auntieb007
auntieb007
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village experience
We wanted to see Maori life in a real villiage. We were a bit rushed in the villiage and lunch is just a very quick
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Nickyd1001
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Maori Village Tour
We really enjoyed the cultural show at the Living Maori Village.. The singing and dancing was beautiful.. They are
PKEM
PKEM
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A great day out
We did the Rotorua natural tour. We found locating and join the tour off our cruise ship very easy, plus had a reco
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