Lord of The Rings Movie Set Tour Join us for this amazing 6 Hour Tour visiting The Lord of the Rings movie set incl a 2 hour guided tour , McClaren's Fall park and Mossop's Honey plus visit a local Kiwifruit orchard, be amazed at the stunning countryside .Please note ; This tour has a minimum of 6 people
Departing Tauranga; we cross the harbour bridge, which offers great views of The Mount, 232m high and marking the entrance to the harbour of Tauranga.We then climb up to over 1000 feet to cross the Kaimai Mountain Range, which divides the Bay of Plenty coastal region from the Waikato district, the main dairy farming area of New Zealand.We soon arrive at Hobbiton; the movie set location for Lord of The Rings and associated films, near the town of Matamata. Enjoy an informative 2 hour tour around the movie set location hearing about all which goes on behind the scenes of making such a successful movie. Nestled deep in the rolling hills of the Waikato, this location was chosen for its unblemished landscape.You will get to stand under the party tree, walk past the numerous holes within the Shire, and imagine yourself among the characters. 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 you get a special treat in the Green Dragon Inn where you will receive a local shire ale, cider or ginger beerOn your return journey to the port we will call in at McLaren Falls & Park, which abounds with a diverse range of tree species & bird-life, then we will drop into a local kiwifruit orchard where you will see the Fruit growing and we will tell you the story behind this amazing FruitAfter a quick stop ( time permitting ) at Mossop's honey where you can taste the different honey varities and enjoy a yummy Kapiti ice cream.Now it’s homeward we travel through Tauranga City back over the Harbor bridge to the port back to your ship with plenty of time before sailing!