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

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    What to Expect
    Located about an hour from Tauranga, where you’ll be picked up at the port, the Hobbiton Movie Set is situated on rolling farmland that depicts the Shire, a region inhabited by hobbits in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

    Departing the Bay of Plenty over the Tauranga Harbour Bridge, you’ll journey through the Kaimai mountain range before your group arrives at your Waikato destination near the town of Matamata.

    Meet a specialized guide for a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, which provides an up-close look behind the scenes of director Peter Jackson’s famous film trilogies. LOTR fans can crouch in front of hobbit holes for photo ops and see structures such as the double-arched bridge, the Mill and the party tree, where Bilbo had his farewell birthday party.

    Walk to the Green Dragon Inn, sip a complimentary local ale, cider or ginger beer.

    After your meal, leave Hobbiton behind and make a stop at McLaren Falls Park for a bush walk to its namesake waterfalls. Here, your guide provides cloaks, hats and swords so you can dress up as your favorite character from The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, posing for photos against this scenic backdrop.

    On the way back to the Tauranga port, make a quick stop to taste New Zealand manuka honey, try local ice cream or stop at a beach, if time permits.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Excellent trip ... Driver Steve was highly professional n took us straight to the Hobbiton bus .. was a great day n Steve even gave us a Tauranga city tour before returning to the cruise ship ....
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    A well-planned excursion, that included Hobbiton, McLaren Falls, Mossop Honey, and much of the surrounding countryside. Great commentary from our tour guide, Jennifer.
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    Perfect, trouble free, great value, great driver and offsider, brilliant tour overall! We took this tour during our Ruby Princess cruise. The pickup point was very easy to find being steps outside the port gates; the driver Jan was waiting for us even though it was almost an
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    Myself and a few friends were working on an oil tanker and keen to do the Lord of the Rings tour. Even though our schedule kept changing, Zealandier went above and beyond to help us get there and showed incredible flexibility and helpfulness. Thank you to everyone in
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    What a fantastic experience! Having read the book it was terrific to see all the places mentioned so accurately portrayed! Our guide was brilliant, bringing the set to life with anecdotes from the Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Trilogy, even singing some of the songs. Well worth the
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