Well, there aren't any houses for sale, and we ask that you don't try hiding in the corner of one, but we'll help you explore one of the most iconic movie sets in film history. After a pickup at the pier, you will be whisked away to Hobbiton for a picturesque tour of the private farmland that is home to the completely rebuilt set featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. A 2-hour tour of the grounds will have you desperate to re-watch the movies and look for all the little details you were able to explore up close and personal. A complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn will provide the perfect cap to your tour as you enjoy one of Bilbo's favorite vices. Soda will be available for the younger Hobbits.
Understandably, you may want to get back to the port to start your own fellowship, but it would be a crime to come all this way and not check out Te Puia before heading back to Tauranga. This landscape of erupting geothermal activity is the perfect lens into New Zealand's unique creation and history. From blasting geysers to Maori history, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of how New Zealand earned the name "Shaky Isles" and where its unique cultural heritage came from.
Departures: 08:45 AM, 09:30 AM, 10:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Entrance fees to Te Puia and Hobbiton are included in the price of this tour.
- Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. Time is built in for lunch during your time in Te Puia.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes.