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 of the Waikato region before arriving at 'The Shire's Rest' visitors centre where your Hobbiton experience begins.
- 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!
Also included on the itinerary is a stop at a local honey shop (with free tastings of fresh NZ honey), and a visit to a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown.
This tour is proudly operated byShore Trips and Tours - Tauranga's best Shore Excursion team.
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Shore Trips and Tours- Hobbiton Express H4
This tour will depart from Salisbury Wharf Car Park, just outside the Port of Tauranga
Mon 7:30am to 9:00pm
Tue 7:30am to 9:00pm
Wed 7:30am to 9:00pm
Thu 7:30am to 9:00pm
Fri 7:30am to 9:00pm
Sat 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sun 9:00am to 9:00pm