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Hobbiton Movie Set Shore Excursion from Tauranga

Hobbiton Movie Set Shore Excursion from Tauranga

From US$ 122.79 per person

Enter a land of mystery and magic at the Hobbiton Movie Set on a shore excursion from Tauranga. Stop for a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, hear fun facts, and more.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Delve into the mystery and magic of the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Capture glorious views with photo opportunities of the beautiful scenery
  • Enjoy a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Relax in comfort in a modern and luxurious vehicle from Tauranga
Full description
Depart from the Port of Tauranga, and begin your journey along Pilot Bay towards the wonderful Mount Maunganui beach. Take photos and hear local facts from your guide along the way. Then, travel to The Shire, home of Bilbo Baggins and his friends. Get a meet and greet at the Hobbiton Movie Set by your official guide. Take a guided tour filled with fun facts, insider stories, and many photo opportunities. Next, sit back and enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn.  Return towards Tauranga, and visit a few special spots along the way for breathtaking views over the Matamata-Piako Plains. Visit the local park to appreciate the beauty of its lake, paddocks, mature trees, and the wonderful wildlife that dwells within its boundaries.
  • Transportation by modern luxury vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Wi-Fi in the vehicle
  • Visit to Mt. Maunganui (Mauao) and McLaren Falls Park
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meet at the Port of Tauranga.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  A minimum of 2 participants is required for this tour to operate. In the unlikely event that this is not reached, you will be offered an alternate date or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 54 reviews

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Best tour guide ever! Steve is a class act. Such a comfortable bus ride. Great knowledge of New Zealand & Hobbiton. Highly recommend booking him as your guide. Mossop Honey shop was a great stop. Steve goes above and beyond providing delicious gluten free brownies, candy, and drinks. He overheard me mention avocados to my son and made a special stop for us to get some. This tour was full of wonderful stops.

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March 10, 2020

This tour was amazing! Our guide was super all day having plenty of info, kept it fun, relaxed, and made us the best brownies and brought the best home picked plums for us! And bought great ice cream from the honey shop! Amanda was great! Hobbiton was awesome we loved it! Super natural well worth a visit!

February 19, 2020

The countryside gerri g to Hobbiton set the mood for the beautiful spent exploring 40 Hobbit holes. ( Keep in mind they are facades and you do not go into movie set indoor areas.) Attention to detail to make the homes different was great. Guides gave extra information about the making of the movie and about details in the story development I did not know.

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December 29, 2019

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