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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 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.


10:00am Tour

Adults: NZD$50.00 (15 years & over)

Child*: NZD$25.00 (0-14 years)

1:00pm Tour

Adults: NZD$50.00 (15 years & over)

Child*: NZD$25.00 (0-14 years)


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(Under Health & Safety Regulations 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)



Daily mini-van 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 (90 minutes duration)

  • From time to time, due to unexpected circumstances, we may be unable to run tours.  Please book to avoid disappointment.

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

  • Tour Location: 1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio


Transport to the film sites is in a modern comfortable mini-van (maximum 9 passengers). At the film location sites there are well formed and maintained walking tracks. (Bring comfortable footwear and clothing to suit all weather conditions)


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.