• Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 112.68 View price calendar

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Explore the sets from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series on this 5.5-hour Hobbiton shore excursion. Cross Tauranga Harbour and head through the Kaimai mountain range on route to Hobbiton, the movie set location for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Meet your guide at the Shires Rest to start your 2-hour tour. Discover top sites including the famous party tree in Bag End. Finish your tour with an ale in the Green Dragon pub and imagine yourself among your favorite characters.


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour

Hobbiton with the Green Dragon Pub in the distance

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

On time pick up. Not a single hitch throughout. Driver/guide wa very knowledgeable

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

After seeing the Hobbit film, this was a must see. Our guide John from Shoretrips was really knowledgeable and the guide Hayden at Hobbiton was great. A must see, especially if you are a fan but really interesting even if you are not a fan.

Jerome F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Even though we were not followers of the Hobbit Movies and Lord of the Rings, we decided to take this tour after reading the reviews. It was so true. You do not have to be a fan to love this tour! Our guide, Catherine, was wonderful! We were met right outside the terminal from our cruise ship. It was so easy and I know we saved money rather than booking the tour through our ship. The Hobbiton Village is incredible and we enjoyed every minute of our tour. What a fun day to spend while we were docked in Tauranga!

James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a great tour. The drive to the location is beautiful. Then the experience of Hobbiton was wonderful. The weather was overcast, but that help keep the temperature cooler since we traveled in February summer time The driver was also very informative during the drive. Highly Recommend

Margaret S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a terrific tour. Our driver, Russell, took good care of us and was very knowledgeable about the whole area around Tauranga as well as our target destination. Timing was excellent and our Hobbiton site guide was highly informative as well as being able to make the presentation fun. The weather was turning and they saw that we got umbrellas as we set out on the tour of the set.

Somluck L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Really great trip. Chose tour as a day excursion from a cruise, booked independent of cruise line. Very knowledgeable driver, took us to some extra destinations on the way. Well worth the trip.

Ellinida Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our tour took us through NZ countryside along rolling green hills splattered with sheep and dairy farms and kiwi vineyards.
Ian, our guide, was quite informative and entertaining. Our first stop was a local honey store. Hobbiton proved to be what we expected and more. We had a young guide who gave us some wonderful tidbits of information about the movies. The film set was quite picturesque. The driver stopped briefly at a kiwi vineyard on the way back which was truly beautiful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well organised on time.
Very good driver who had lived in the area for a long time and as a consequence gave us good information.
Hobbiton was great.

Brian I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This trip was really fun. We had a number of minor excursions during the trip which added to the enjoyment and Hobbiton itself was lovely. Would not make any purchases in the onsite shop as everything seemed very expensive. The trip around the site was first class and very well managed, We had a really good day and again the cost of booking was so much better value that going through the cruise company official site, Guides were able to explain locations within the films and Hobbiton is well worth a visit. Also managed a beer or two at The Green Dragon.

laura.thomas.extra Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Love... love ... loved this!!!! So wonderfully amazing. Thank you for providing such a fantastic tour and the grounds have to be seen to be believed. If you go to NZ you have to go here!!! An absolute must see - whether a fan or not!

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