Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Duration: 360 to 390 minutes
Destination: New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty, Tauranga

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  • 360 to 390 minutes
  • Tauranga
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Step off your cruise ship in Tauranga and enter Middle-earth on a 2-hour guided visit to the Hobbiton movie set, featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies. Snap photos in front of hobbit holes and the party tree, sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn and dress up like your favorite character during this fun-filled experience with fellow LOTR fans.

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Stop At: Zealandier Tours, Tauranga 3149 New Zealand

From the port of Tauranga - enjoy the local sights, history and points of interest en-route to the film site of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. A unique movie set situated in the hills of a beautiful sheep and beef farm in Matamata. Enjoy a tour hour guided tour of the set and a nice cold ale or cider in the Green Dragon pub at the end, before being returned back to your ship.

Duration: 6 hours

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Glass of ale, cider or gingerbeer
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Entry/Admission - Zealandier Tours

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Please bring sun protection and a light jacket for cooler weather
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


360 to 390 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Kimberly B

10 Feb, 2020

Our tour included the movie set but also a stop at an amazing honey shop and other points of interest. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us on time to get back to the ship. Highly recommended.

Diane W

07 Feb, 2020

My first tour booked through La Vacanza Travel. Steve was a wonderful driver, who took us to several additional short stops, making the trip well worth it!

Melissa R

03 Feb, 2020

We had a wonderful time on our tour to Hobbiton with bis driver and guide Steve who was helpful, informative and genuinely loves showing people around. Hobbiton is beautifully maintained and one of the highlights of our New Zealand holiday.

Anita L

24 Jan, 2020

We arrived on a cruise ship and there was a van waiting for us as we exited the port area. Our driver/guide to Hobbiton was Rolf. He gave a history of the area and how the site was selected for the filming.
Once we arrived at the Shire Store, we had some time to shop and get something to eat before our scheduled time to board the Hobbiton Bus.
Our guide as we walked through Hobbiton was Jordan. She did a fantastic job. She took pictures for anyone in the group that that asked.
On our way back to the ship, we had time to stop and walk to McLaren Falls, stop at a Kiwi Orchard and stop at Mossop’s Honey Shoppe for ice cream, which was included. Rolf did a fantastic job.

Elizabeth P

22 Jan, 2020

This tour was just fantastic, great experience walking around amongst the hobbit homes and getting close up to their little world, its really beneficial to have an knowledgeable guide when going through the village. Great to discover how it all eventuated, highly recommend

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