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Adults: $60
Children: $30

Visit the Piopio film location for

"The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey"

just 45 minutes south of the famous Waitomo Caves. 

Come and see why this stunning 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.


If we have sufficient numbers, tours will be these times:


10:00am Tour

Adults: NZD$60.00 (15 years & over)

Child*: NZD$30.00 (0-14 years)

1:00pm Tour

Adults: NZD$60.00 (15 years & over)

Child*: NZD$30.00 (0-14 years)


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After a short mini-van ride through a beautiful New Zealand working farm, you'll get to then walk through unusual rock formations, beneath spectacular limestone cliffs and into primeval native New Zealand forest.  Be entertained with stories about the farm and the film-making process and stand in the footsteps of the actors.

  • Pre booking essential

  • Minimum numbers are required before a tour can operate.

  • For available days, please check our booking schedule above or email us at:

  • Tour duration is 90 minutes

  • Tour times: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm (please check in 15 minutes before tour departure)

  • Tour Location: 1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio.  

  • Driving directions:  Travel on State Highway 3 (SH3) to Piopio then follow signage from southern end of town.  You'll drive along the Mangaotaki Road for at least 15 minutes before reaching Hairy Feet Tours.

  • There is no public transport from Piopio to Hairy Feet Tours.  All visitors must drive themselves.

  • Transport to the film sites is in a modern comfortable mini-van or in a modern side-by-side ATV.   At the film location sites there are well formed and maintained walking tracks. 

  • Bring comfortable footwear and clothing to suit all weather conditions and your mask/face covering.

Under Health & Safety Regulations we ask that you wear your face covering or mask during times that we are closer than 2m. 

Also we must provide a separate seat for everyone in our van. If you are bringing your baby, please ensure you have a regulation Baby Car Seat.



Fun Facts

Suzie Denize, owner of 'Hairy Feet Waitomo Scenic Film Location Tour', shares her memories about the preparation and filming...

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Your Guides

Warrick and Suzie Denize are the third generation of the Denize family on this Mangaotaki Valley property near Piopio. ...

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PHONE: +64 7 877 8003
ADDRESS: 1411 Mangaotaki Road,RD 1, Piopio 3971, New Zealand