Hobbiton Day Tour
Our Hobbiton day tour is really popular with Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans, as well as anyone who wants to take in the beautiful New Zealand countryside. Some of the highlights of this tour are:
- Hobbiton Movie Set
- Lunch at Matamata town or at the Shires Rest
- Scenic views over New Zealand Countryside
- Stroll through the McLarens falls park land and bush
Visit Hobbiton – A fantastic day in ‘Middle Earth’ with Custom Day Tours
In recent years our Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour has become increasingly popular as a cruise ship excursion from the Port of Tauranga. Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours is definitely a fun filled day tour in the Bay of Plenty, providing a rare chance to see a world famous film set and to gain a real insight into New Zealand rural life. Make sure you experience Middle-Earth during your day in the Bay of Plenty.
The Hobbiton Day Tour Itinerary
Our Hobbiton guided day tour starts from the Port of Tauranga, where we will collect you in our luxury vehicles. If you are travelling around New Zealand independently we can arrange another pick up point suitable for you.
Our first stop is often Mount Maunganui Main Beach where you will have the chance to take photos of this beautiful beach in the morning sun. We then travel down the Pacific Coast road on route to Middle Earth.
Stunning New Zealand Scenery
As we head to the Hobbiton Movie Set we cross over the Kaimai Ranges which boast panoramic views across the Provence of Waikato. This is one of our favorite routes as we pass through breath-taking farm land that typifies New Zealand rural life. You will get a real taste for the Bay of Plenty during this drive and we are happy to answer any of your questions on the way. As we move towards Hobbiton we will offer you full commentary on the brief history of New Zealand, as well as a few interesting facts about our agriculture, horticulture and forestry industries. We always build up a really friendly repartee as we travel through the Bay of Plenty together.
Hobbiton Movie Set
Upon arrival at Hobbiton you will board the Middle Earth bus for a two hour fascinating guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and farm. Many of our guests have now seen the Lord of the Rings Trilogy as well as the Hobbit movie trilogies.
The Hobbiton guided tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1250 acre sheep farm with more stunning views across the Kamai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site, telling you fascinating details of how the Hobbit set was created as you go.
The Green Dragon Inn offers a complimentary drink in Hobbit style at the end of your tour.
On our return journey we visit McLaren Falls where we take a short walk to the beautiful waterfalls – a real New Zealand treat to top off your cruise ship excursion with us in the Bay of Plenty. McLaren Falls consists of 170 hectares of lake land park set amongst a beautiful botanical collection of trees.
Back to Tauranga
To end our cruise ship day tour to Hobbiton we like to drive with you through down-town Tauranga, giving you the chance to see the charming city with all of its cafes and water-front bars. You will quickly sense the laid back Kiwi life style that we love.
We return you to your ship in the Port of Tauranga with plenty of time to look around Mount Maunganui. Some of our customers choose to combine the guided Hobbiton tour with an excursion to Rotorua’s Geothermal Wonderland, Te Puia. This option will be a full day excursion and gives you a great mixture of sites around the Bay of Plenty.