Hobbiton Tours including Bag Shot Row

Discover the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set. Set in the beautiful lush pastures of the Alexander family farm in the Waikato. You will be guided around the Shire to see the colourful Hobbit Hole doors scattered into the hillsides that make up the village of Hobbiton. See the iconic Bag End home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins as well as Bagshot Row, the interior of a humble Hobbit’s home. Make your way over the stone bridge to the Mill House and onto the Green Dragon Inn to relax and enjoy a complimentary, exclusive beverage to conclude your journey.

Tour Duration

Approximately a 7-hour tour. The Hobbiton Tour is 2.5 hours long

You will have the opportunity to have refreshments at the Shires Rest before we start heading back to your cruise ship.

Tour Price

Hobbiton Tour Transfers – This is a Charter Tour NZ$180.00 per hour – 7 hour tour. Transfer price only, entrance fees not included.

Minimum block booking – 6 seats (Adults or children), maximum 11 seats.

All tours to view Hobbiton must be pre-booked with specific tour times. Advanced bookings for the Hobbiton Day Tour are essential.

Booking Entrance tickets – this will be booked by Scott Tours with a minimum of 6 seats – maximum 11 seats (adults/children).

Payment in full for the entrance tickets will be required upon confirmation of your tour time.

Tour departure points

Pickups can be arranged from cruise ships at the Port of Tauranga, Tauranga airport or your Tauranga or Mount Maunganui accommodation.

Hobbiton Tour Itinerary

Hobbiton is located in the Waikato, which is a 1.5 hours drive from Tauranga.

Our Hobbiton Day Tour starts with a drive around the beautiful Mount Maunganui beaches before we head off across the Kaimai Ranges views of the Waikato province and pass through farmland, giving you an idea of rural life in New Zealand.


Arriving at Hobbiton, you will board the Middle-Earth bus for a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set and farm, ending your tour with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon.

You will have the opportunity to have refreshments at the Shires Rest before we start heading back to Tauranga.

Due to peak traffic times, the journey is very much time related to get you to Hobbiton 20 minutes prior to your tour departure time and to get you back to Tauranga. Cruise ship passengers have a particular time frame returning 1.5 hours prior to your departure time.

Land based passengers are slightly less time bound and more flexible. Every effort will be made by Geoff, your Tour Director/Driver to include some scenic drive by highlights if time allows.

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