Tauranga Cruise Excursion – Hobbiton Day Tour

By Cruise Shore Trips
Price is NZ$179per adult


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  • Driving views of Kaimai Mountain Range & Central Waikato
  • Chance to tour Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit film sets
  • Photo opportunity next to hobbit holes & under party tree
  • A stop at the fascinating honey centre to have a tasting
  • Convenient full-day excursion designed for cruise passengers

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Hobbiton Day Tour


Live Commentary in English.

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Price is NZ$179.00 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is NZ$179.00


Price is NZ$179.00

What's included, what's not

  • Guided tour to Matamata
  • Private Hobbiton Film Set tour
  • Honey tasting
  • Roundtrip transport to and from Tauranga port
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • No meals are included, time is allowed to buy lunch at the Shire's Rest Cafe or Green Dragon Pub

Know before you book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.
  • If you are not on a Cruise Ship you cannot do this tour
  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.
  • This tour includes walking, with some inclines and steps on unformed paths.
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers / scooters

What you can expect

See the absolute best of what New Zealand has to offer during a tour that takes you through some of the country's most beautiful landscape, including the world-famous Hobbiton, where scenes from the popular Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films were shot.

Depart Tauranga in a comfortable coach and cross the Harbour Bridge, catching views of Mount Maunganui. Then climb up to over 1,000 feet (304 m) to cross the Kaimai Range, which divides the Bay of Plenty coastal region from the Waikato district, the main dairy farming area of New Zealand.

You soon arrive at Hobbiton, a major location for the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit films. Your guide provides fascinating and informative commentary about these film sets, putting you right in the world of the famed hobbits. Stand under the party tree, walk past the hobbit holes and imagine yourself interacting with the beloved characters.

On the journey back to Tauranga, enjoy a stop at the summit of the Kaimai Range for great photo opportunities overlooking the valley far below, with towering extinct volcanoes in the distance. Time permitting explore a honey-making facility to see the hives and taste some local Manuka honey. Enjoy sights of spectacular waterfront homes lining the beautiful golden-sand beaches of Mount Maunganui as you return to Tauranga.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Hobbiton

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Tauranga Port
    • 2 Salisbury Avenue
    • Tauranga Bay Of Plenty 3116

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