Leaving from Tauranga, visit Middle Earth with a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, the location of the The Shire where the Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies were filmed.
Private Tour. NZ $595 (US $427)
excludes entry fees & refreshments
We leave the Port and cross over the Kiamai ranges and into the mighty Waikato region as we head inland to our destination, passing through lush dairy farmland and race horse studs. NZ hinterland at its best.
On arrival at Hobbiton we are met by our guide at the Shire's Rest Cafe and board the Hobbit Bus for the short drive through the 1,250 acre sheep farm to the movie set for a two hour escorted tour around the12 acre site. Our local guide explains the history of the site as you wander along the rambling paths of The Shire past Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and into the world famous Green Dragon Inn where you can sample specially brewed beverages.
After completing the Hobbit tour, time out for lunch at the Shire's Rest Cafe before we start the return trip to Mount Maunganui (Tauranga Port) New Zealand’s most popular summer holiday spot, we complete our tour with a drive down town past millionaire homes, the white sandy pacific coast surf beach (regarded as New Zealand’s best) and beautiful harbour before returning you to Port well before boarding time to your waiting ship.