• Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 116.57 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

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!

Gerard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This deserves six stars. We booked through Viator the supplier being Shore Trips Tours. For a start it was about 100 cheaper than the ship price and they gaurantee to get you back on time. We were not particularly interested in Hobbits but we enjoyed this trip very much. The scenery and gardens and organization were superb. Our guide, Joseph ,was able to comment and explain it all in a knowledgeable and interesting way.. The pace up hill and down dale was not too fast, but well ordered. There is a fair bit of walking but small electric carts are available for the challenged, at a price. It truly is a magic place , don't miss it, Well worth the money and a unique experience..

Reese W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

tour guide did a great job and even brought us to two other locations on the way back to our cruise ship so we could see more of tauranga! The cost was well worth what we got out of it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Once off the ship it was hard identifying the crew from Viator.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Tour was incredible, do not miss. If you are a fan of LOTR go do the Hobbiton tour. Our guide from the hobbiton once we got on the farm was great, so informative. Great that was we about 30 of us. The Dragon inn with the included ale or cider was nice. The Manuka honey stop was good too.

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