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Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga

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icon7 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

On this full-day shore excursion, take a journey deep into Middle Earth without the stress and strict scheduling of a large group tour. Drive from Tauranga into the heart of the Waikato with a small group and guide and visit Hobbiton, the iconic filming location from Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. But this is more than just a there-and-back-again Lord of the Rings tour: also spend some time in the secluded New Zealand bush at McLaren Falls Park and see the striking titular waterfall.
  • See a live bee colony and learn about honey-making at a New Zealand apiary
  • No long waits at the ticket office: entry fees covered in advance
  • Leave your maps on the cruise ship: pick-up in Tauranga provided on request
  • Upload all your photos without waiting: WiFi available onboard your vehicle
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
1 Salisbury Avenue , 1 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

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This activity will end right where it started.Pick Up can be made within the Tauranga area with prior arrangement
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventure and Cultural Tours Bay of Plenty
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga.

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  • "I highly recommend booking this tour with Stephen owner of Adventure and Cultural Tours Informed us on what procedures the tour would entail." See review

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Lord of the tours
Gabriella_S
, Mar 2020
We had a fantastic time with our guide Stephen. There were only four of us on the tour, which made it a very personal experience. Stephen was friendly, informative and knowledgable about the area/tour. He even squeezed in a couple of extra stops, which went above and beyond what we were expecting. He was such a great guide and we thoroughly recommend his service...especially as he provided yummy brownies too.
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Great - highly recommended
Stephan_N
, Feb 2020
Great tour, great guide Stephen is a great guy, really friendly and helpful. Size of the group really great(max. 18). We really enjoyed it. Greetings from Amsterdam
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Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights
Shirley_C
, Dec 2019
I highly recommend booking this tour with Stephen owner of Adventure &Cultural Tours Informed us on what procedures the tour would entail. Well connected with the staff at Hobbiton. Great personality, free Wi-Fi in his van -a plus and all the goodies ,drinks snacks & his wife's home made brownies.Great welcome to NZ
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Enjoyable day
eaton54
, Dec 2019
Nice all day tour of the city , countryside and Hobbiton. Steven was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Wife and I were in the 30% who visited Hobbiton without ever seeing any of the movies or reading the books . It is a beautiful setting and a nice tour of the movie set . Worth going whether or not your a fan .

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