Hairy Feet Waitomo

Hairy Feet Waitomo 1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio view on map
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Visit the Piopio film location for
"The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey"
just 45 minutes south of the famous Waitomo Caves.

Come and see why Denize Bluffs, a farm location in the Mangaotaki Valley near Piopio Village, was chosen by Sir Peter Jackson and why it received more screen time than any other location in New Zealand.

Daily minivan tours take you on a journey through unusual rock formations to spectacular limestone cliffs and primeval native New Zealand forest.
Stand in the actors' footsteps, have your photograph taken with 'Sting', hear all about the film-making process and enjoy being on a beautiful New Zealand working farm.

TOURS: twice daily Bookings advisable
TOUR TIMES: 10am & 1pm (please check in 15 minutes before tour departure)
TOUR DURATION: 90 minutes
TOUR LOCATION: 1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio, North Island

Driving directions:
PLEASE USE DIRECTIONS BELOW AS SOME G.P.S UNITS MAY SEND YOU ON A LONGER ROUTE VIA GRAVEL ROADS

• Travel on SH3 (State Highway 3) to Piopio
• Turn onto Kaka Street at the edge of Piopio Village. (Beside GAS Station)
• Turn left off Kaka Street onto Mangaotaki Road
• Continue to travel on Mangaotaki Road for 14.11kms (approx. 15mins) to:
1411 Mangaotaki Road and “Hairy Feet Waitomo Scenic Film Location Tour"

Transport to the film sites is in a modern comfortable minivan

At the film location sites there are well formed and maintained walking tracks. (Bring comfortable footwear and clothing to suit all weather conditions)

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  • Suzie Denize, one of the owners who led the tour, was very welcoming and very knowledgeable. From the time you enter to the time you leave, she engages with the visitors and makes their experience a memorable one. There is opportunity to dress up for photos, and the gift store is well stocked. Video presentations are informative. The tour is well planned out. Suzie had everything planned out for the tour to the minutest detail (umbrellas, plastic sheets to sit on in wet areas, photos of where things took place during filming, etc.) We so enjoyed the experience and highly recommend this to any Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fans! It is less commercialized than other sites and way more personable. 5
    MARK HOOGERDIJK - Jul 23, 2019 (Stayed Jul 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • First rate; many thanks. It was really nice to have the movie detail, and yet not just prattled off (which would be tempting given so many countless repetitions). The wealth of other information was terrific and interesting and provided in such a lovely conversational manner with genuine interest shown in the audience. 5
    LAURIE NIVEN - Jul 14, 2019 (Stayed Jul 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • The drive out to the location is a tour in itself, a beautiful country drive. Once there, the tour was well structured, Susan spent a lot of time with us and answered a lot of questions about tangential ecological, geological and husbandry topics as well as those pertaining to the filming location and the experience she lived through hosting the film crew. Many photo opportunities. Even if you are not an avid Hobbit fan, getting out on a working farm and seeing the hidden gem of a location is well worth the tour. 5
    SUSAN WEST - Aug 2, 2019 (Stayed Jul 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • Miss Sue was an incredible guide. She made the experience a memorable one with her storytelling and attention to detail regarding the storyline. My reunion with my daughter was a magical one partly to taking tours like this one. Thank you. 5
    BRIAN YANNARELLI - Jun 21, 2019 (Stayed Jun 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • This was one the highlights of our trip! Suzie was a wonderful hostess/guide/owner! It was so beautiful! We loved every minute of it! 5
    SHARIE DAVIS - Jun 19, 2019 (Stayed Jun 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this wonderful little hobbit farm. The scenery is breathtaking and the host is friendly and enthusiastic. I recommend this to not only Hobbit fans, but to all who appreciate the beauty of nature. 5
    EMMA DAVIS - Jun 4, 2019 (Stayed May 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • We have a great time with Suzie, dressing up and re-enacting various scenes from the Hobbit movie. We were the only ones on the tour for the morning, so it felt like we had our own private tour guide. Suzie also told us about the geology of the area. All in all it was a great tour. 5
    AMANDA BORROWS - May 14, 2019 (Stayed May 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • Suzie was very thorough in running the tour and the fact that they only take small tours (less than 10 people) makes this a very warm and wonderful visit! 5
    GAVISH SHARMA - Apr 28, 2019 (Stayed Apr 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • We had a wonderful visit at Hairy feet! The location is simply mind blowing beautiful! The tour was awesome, such friendly staff truly! 5
    MELANIE VISSER-TAHIRI - Apr 23, 2019 (Stayed Apr 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • Great tour of only 9 max, very personal with the owner of the farm as guide! Lots of photos from the movie to show the exact locations .. and opportunity to put yourself in the setting. 5
    JOHN CUTLER - Apr 21, 2019 (Stayed Apr 2019) Travelbug verified review

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