we will start our tour from Tauranga or MounYou will start your Hobbiton Trip at the gates of the Port of Tauranga, drive through Pilot bay and around to the stunning Mount Maunganui surf beach.
After a 45 minute drive, you will discover real Middle-Earth when you visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Hobbit Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings films. You will enjoy a two-hour fully-guided tour of the set on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand. You will have the opportunity to stand under the party tree, walk past the Hobbit holes, and imagine yourself among the characters. Nestled deep in the rolling hills of the Waikato, this location was chosen for its unblemished landscape. You will understand why Bilbo Baggins was no typical hobbit.
On returning to Tauranga, you will be taken to the Minden Lookout which provides a dazzling panoramic view of the whole Tauranga region. You will visit the world famous Mills Reef Winery and have an opportunity to taste their unique kiwifruit wine and liqueur.
Next you will visit the Tauranga CBD including the Historic Village, Rose Garden and Waterfront on the way back to your ship or your hotel