Cruise ship transfers

For when you arrive and depart, our friendly Rotorua team offers Port excursions from both Auckland and Tauranga Ports.  Please see our suggested itineraries below – if you want to do something not listed please let us know as we will work with you to make your day out memorable!

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Hobbiton Excursion

The Ever Popular Hobbiton Movie Set

Immerse yourself in where it all began. A true Lord of the Rings experience.

A trip to New Zealand is not complete without a visit to the magical ‘Middle-earth’, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. This is one of our Ready2Roll team favourites. The Hobbiton Movie Set is an a short hour drive from the Tauranga Port and a popular stop for new visitors coming off our cruise ships.

The guided tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm that is home to the movie set, with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges.

Then immerse yourself in the movies by exploring Bag End and the many other hobbit holes. Take a break in the Green Dragon Inn before taking in the mill and the Party Tree. Hobbiton tour guides spin wonderful tales of how Hobbiton came to be.

The tour lasts 3 hours including check in time and gift shopping and its just over an hour’s drive from the Ports of Tauranga and 2.5 hours from the Ports of Auckland.  You would need to ensure you have sufficient time in port to complete this tour and allow for traffic.