Visit the World Famous Hobbiton Movie Set and experience a thrilling Ecological Jet Boat Cruise on the Waikato River during your Tauranga Shore Excursion.  This full day tour offers not only two exceptional attractions but some of the best scenic spots within the Bay of Plenty region.   No matter your age, let your inner child out on this fun and magical day.  
Jet Boat Waikato River
Karapiro Dam
Hobbiton Movie Set Sign
Hobbiton Tour Group 2019
The Shire Hobbiton Movie Set
Hobbiton Bag End
The Green Dragon Inn - Hobbiton
Waterfall McLaren Park
McClaren Falls Park

Hobbiton Tour takes 9 - 9.5 hours

Adult  $295
Youth $210 (up to 16years of age)

Child  $150  (up to 8years of age)*

* When accompanied with a Full Paying Adult

Interested in a Private Hobbiton Tour?

This includes your tour with Adventure and Cultural Tours Bay of Plenty PLUS your own private guide at Hobbiton. 

Maximum group size of 6 people and subject to Hobbiton guide availability.   

Cost of this tour is $1299.


Meeting you at the Port of Tauranga Cruise Ship departure gate; look for our friendly guide and your name on our display board . Your journey will begin with a drive along Pilot Bay and proceed along the wonderful Mount Maunganui beach.  With an exceptional view of Mauao ‘The Mountain’ you will be given the opportunity to take some photo’s and hear some local facts along the way.

Visiting McLaren Falls Park you will see native New Zealand fauna, a lovely waterfall and a variety of wildlife including some native birds.  With lake setting this 190 hectare park truly is a magical place to visit and appreciate the New Zealand landscape.

Continuing your journey to Hobbiton 'The Shire'  you shall be treated to a guided tour of the movie set with lots of fun facts, insider stories and of course many great photo opportunities.  Once your tour of the Shire is complete you will be able to sit back and enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn prior to be returned to the gift shop.

From Hobbiton you shall head to Cambridge for a V8 Jet Boat Cruise on the Waikato River.  This will be educational, spectacular and have a dash of adrenaline thrown into the mix.

On your return to Tauranga there are a few special spots we would like to show you.  Given a clear day the view is breathtaking as you glance over the Matamata-Piako Plains. 

This tour generally consists of the following (dependent on daylight and cruise ship times):
 - Discover Mt Maunganui 

 - Spectacular view of Matamata/Piako Plains 
 - Waterfalls
 - McLaren Falls Park

 - Hobbiton Guided Tour (2 hours)

 - V8 Jet Boat Cruise to the Karapiro Dam

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