You will see
- Spectacular scenery
- The real-life Hobbit Village, as it appeared in the movies
Hobbiton Village is at least a 45 minute drive from the Port of Tauranga. Tours usually depart every hour or on busy days at shorter intervals. Check in to the "Shires Rest" and you will be given your tour departure time.
Boarding one of the "Hobbiton" buses with your guide, you will first travel through the working farm and down into a hidden valley. From here you will walk through the actual movie set for 90 minutes, viewing up close the actual Hobbit holes used in making the movies.
The tour ends at the Green Dragon Inn where you will receive a complimentary glass of Hobbit Ale and there is also chance for you to purchase a light snack while enjoying the atmosphere of the Inn.
There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the movie set, which is still a working sheep and beef farm.
Following the tour you can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere with a great cup of coffee or a light meal in The Shires Rest Cafe, which is also available for functions, conferences or other occasions. Visit The Shire Gallery for some special souvenirs to remind you of your visit.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to the Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm!
If you would like to book a "private" guided tour of Hobbiton then please go to the "Groups" tab on the Tauranga page and select tour code TRG-G087.
- The child rate applies to children in the age range of 9 to 16, those under 9 can have free entry as long as they are each travelling with a paying adult.
Experience Schedule Options
|start time||end time|
|Tour 1 at 0930||09:30||11:30|
|Tour 2 at 1000||10:00||12:00|
|Tour 3 at 1030||10:30||12:30|
|Tour 4 at 1100||11:00||13:00|
|Tour 5 at 1130||11:30||13:30|
|Tour 6 at 1200||12:00||14:00|
|Tour 7 at 1230||12:30||14:30|
|Tour 15 at 1245||12:45||14:45|
|Tour 8 at 1300||13:00||15:00|
|Tour 9 at 1330||13:30||15:30|
|Tour 10 at 1400||14:00||16:00|
|Tour 11 at 1430||14:30||16:30|
|Tour 12 at 1500||15:00||17:00|
|Tour 13 at 1530||15:30||17:30|
|Tour 14 at 1600||16:00||18:00|
Activity Ticket Charges
|Adult price||NZ $79.00|
|Child price (9 to 16 yrs)||NZ $39.50|
How long are we on tour?
The tour usually lasts just under 2 hours.
Some of our group have mobility issues, can they still see the set?
For those with limited mobility we may be able to arrange access using a quad bike and one of the Hobbiton staff, this will need to be arranged in advance and depends on availability. The tour does involve walking around the movie set along pathways that can be quite steep and also involves some steps.
The ticket rate for a child is 9-16 years, what is the cost for those under 9
Children from 0 to 8 years can enter free of charge as long as each is accompanied by a paying adult.