Because of unfolding restrictions around the Covid-19 virus on overseas visitors and as our core business is with these visitors, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to close until at least the end of the March, possibly April too. Our sincere apologies. The team at Hairy Feet Waitomo


& Media

Take a peek at what the world has to say about Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location

Sir Peter Jackson:
THE HOBBIT Production Video #6 (video)
(our place from 0:45 to 01:45)


Eric Vespe:
On location blog, Part I
On location blog, Part II

Ring cycle's precious legacy, 7 December 2014


Piopio: Hoggets and hobbits
by Danielle Wright – NZ Herald, 14 June 2014


The Hobbit Trilogy filming locations


Take an exclusive behind the scenes journey through Middle Earth (video)
(our place from 02:07 to 03:00)


Following Hairy Feet through Trollshaws Forest


Middle Earth activities and tours


Aaron Bradcock - Digger driver, Piopio, King Country
(Aaron did all the tracks and earthworks, plus was on standby for the entire week of filming)


Travel feature on Hobbit film boosts tourism, 2 May 2014


On tour with The Hobbit, 2 January 2014


The Hobbit film location tour, New Zealand
by Angela Saurine – The Advertiser, 14 December 2013


Hobbit location tours open
by Chris Gardner –, 8 November 2013


Unexpected tourism boost for King Country pair
by Chris Gardner –, 10 June 2013


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

Join our guided tours through the stunning Mangaotaki Valley farm near Piopio featured in

 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"...

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


1411 Mangaotaki Road,

RD 1, Piopio 3971,

New Zealand


+64 7 877 8003


You will find Hairy Feet Waitomo in New Zealand's beautiful King Country, just 45 minutes from the famous Waitomo Caves.

It's a scenic drive 3 hours south of Auckland and easily accessed from charming Piopio village on state Highway 3.