Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of road will I be driving on once I leave Piopio Village?
It's a 2-lane sealed road, with a central white line.
(Please remember that we drive on the left-hand side of the road in New Zealand).
Will I need special footwear or clothing?
Walking tracks are gravel and on slightly uneven ground. Please wear suitable, comfortable footwear. Tours operate in all weather, so wear appropriate clothing (e.g. raincoat, sunhat).
How long is the tour?
Approximately 1½ hours (90 minutes)
What time do tours start?
10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure times.
Do you have tours at any other times?
We will try to accommodate special requests, if given at least 48 hours notice to allow us to arrange for extra staff.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, but no. As this is a working farm we cannot allow dogs onto the property - we must ensure the safety and wellbeing of the farm animals.
How long will it take me to drive to your Tour Office?
15 minutes from Piopio; 35 minutes from Te Kuiti; 45 minutes from Waitomo Village; 50 minutes from Otorohanga; 1 hour 50 minutes from the 'Hobbiton' film set near Matamata.
What are your driving directions?
PLEASE USE THESE DIRECTIONS AS SOME GPS UNITS MAY TAKE A LONGER ROUTE VIA GRAVEL ROADS.
Travel on SH3 (State Highway 3) to Piopio
Turn onto Kaka Street at the southend of Piopio Village.
Turn left off Kaka Street onto Mangaotaki Road.
Continue to travel on Mangaotaki Road for 14.11kms to 1411 Mangaotaki Road and the "Hairy Feet Waitomo Scenic Film Location Tour." Approximately 15 minutes drive from Piopio.
Is there public transport, shuttles or taxis to your tour?
At this stage all visitors must drive themselves to our tours, as there is no public transport, shuttles or taxis.