6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Departs Tauranga

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

From US$114.47

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience all that Hobbiton has to offer free of time pressures on this full-day tour. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how the movie set was created, and see one of the few film sets maintained long after shooting has finished. This tour is great for both diehard fans of The Lord of the Rings and those who just want to enjoy a unique day out.
  • Get an inside look at how one of Hollywood's most iconic sets was made
  • Walk in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins and other beloved Middle Earth characters
  • Enjoy exceptional views of New Zealand's countryside
  • Indulge yourself in a pint (or two) at the Green Dragon Inn

What's Included

  • 12-seater clean, air conditioned van
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry into the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Free Beer or Soft Drink at the completion of the Hobbiton Set Tour
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Port of Tauranga Ltd
    2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

    Meet on the grassy mound directly opposite the port gates

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Mount Maunganui

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hobbiton Movie Set

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

McLaren Falls Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passengers must be able to embark / disembark with minimal assistance.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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8 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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A great outing
Joseph_C, Mar 2023
Hobbiton was good. The visit to McLauren park and the beach was exceptional. A great experience, thank you.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Joseph, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to host you for the day.
Truly Magical Time
Anthony_K, Feb 2023
Hobbiton was exceptional!! Visit the actual Shire as seen in the Hobbit and LotR trilogies. Preserved in its perfection! And our Wicked Wanderer Nicolle was an absolutely delightful person - we were ahead of schedule so she got us an earlier tour! She is a free up in Auckland and showed us all the local favorite spots. She made the top of the list for all our honeymoon memories
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Anthony, So glad you enjoyed yourself. Hobbiton definitely is a magical spot. I have passed your appreciation on to Nicolle. Safe travels
The Hobbiton tour was great! The driver and the tour guide were excellent.
Lenne_B, Feb 2023
The drive to and from was so beautiful as well as Hobbiton itself. Interesting to hear about how the movie was made.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Lenne, Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your tour.
Great family day out
Lyndal_E, Jan 2023
Friendly, easy to find, full of helpful information. Really enjoyed the day! There is a little bit of walking on uneven ground but we are not particularly fit and had no issues. Beautiful scenery
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Lyndal, Thank you for your review. The Hobbiton movie set is definitely a special place. Glad you enjoyed it.

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