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Tauranga Cruise Excursion – Hobbiton Day Tour

by Cruise Shore Trips
per adult Price is C$145
Duration: {0} Duration: 6h Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

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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.

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.

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10:00 AM, Hobbiton Day Tour in English

Duration 6h

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is C$144.41, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Tauranga Cruise Excursion – Hobbiton Day Tour

Activity Location

Hobbiton

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tauranga Port

    2 Salisbury Avenue

    Tauranga 3116


Highlights

  • 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


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to Matamata

  • Private Hobbiton Film Set tour

  • Honey tasting

  • Roundtrip transport to and from Tauranga port

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • 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


Tauranga Cruise Excursion – Hobbiton Day Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 13 Feb. 2019

Doug the driver/guide was excellent. We had a restroom break 30 minutes into the tour. Easy to find at port. Very thorough and awesome experience

2 Dec. 2016

My 22 yr old daughter said this was her best excursion on our trip to NZ and said it is a must for all Hobbit fans.

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