Departure point is outside the port main pedestrian gates. Your guide will be standing outside the exit (port gates) on the grass area holding up a sign board with your names on.
Departure Time is 8AM – Check in 15 mins prior if possible please.
Tour Departure Details: ALL our tours fit in with your cruise ships arrivals and departure times. We recognize some ships arrival times are outside of above time-frame. If your ship is one of these which arrives later into port than the departure time stated, we ask that you disembark as soon as is possible and check in with your guide who will be waiting for you as per the above instructions.
Visit Hobbiton and Rotorua with Zealandier Tours. We offer the best Rotorua and Hobbiton Tours as shore excursions from Port of Tauranga . Our day tour takes you from Tauranga to the wonders of Rotorua. We then travel to middle earth New Zealand to the Hobbiton New Zealand Movie Set.
Your Rotorua attractions and Hobbiton entry fees are included in our prices. Hobbits love their food so much that their whole day could be spent eating, so don’t be surprised at the amount of food you will receive. We also offer a character dress up opportunity.
Travel 1 hour to Hobbiton Movie Set location for Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogy films. Here you will be met by your guide for an informative 2 hour tour around the movie set location. Stand under the party tree, walk past the Hobbit holes, imagine yourself amongst the characters. Nestled deep in the rolling hills of the Waikato, this location was chosen for its unblemished landscape. Bilbo Baggins was no typical hobbit, he did not want adventure, but you will have to come and see why he was so reluctant to leave the comfort of The Shire. At the conclusion of your journey around the set you can venture into the newly opened Green Dragon Inn where you’ll receive a locally brewed ale, cider or ginger beer.
Then its tome to depart the shire and travel back over the Kaimai ranges to your ship. If time permits on route we will drive along the Marine Parade of Mount Maunganui seaside resort.