New Zealand destinations
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
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)