Hairy Feet Waitomo

Waitomo District Tours


Hairy Feet Waitomo Scenic Film Location Tour
Personally guided tour
Piopio, near Waitomo

A personally guided tour through a stunning working farm, the backdrop to many T.V. Commercials and featuring extensively in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

If you:
- like immersing yourself in beautiful New Zealand native forest, abundant with wildlife
- appreciate seeing amazing rock formations
- enjoy learning about a working sheep & beef farm
- are keen on photography
- would like to hear our first-hand stories about having a blockbuster movie filmed on our property
- are a fan of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit

Join our personally guided tours through our stunning Mangaotaki Valley farm, near the village of Piopio.
Just a short drive from the famous Waitomo Caves, our farm has been the backdrop to several TV Commercials and featured extensively in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", receiving the
Enjoy a short drive through farmland before taking an easy walk around the sites Sir Peter Jackson used when filming "The Hobbit".

The tours are fully guided with genuine New Zealand pride - a mixture of fun and fact!
Small groups ensure a personalised experience.
Walking tracks are well formed gravel tracks over slightly uneven ground. Please wear suitable, comfortable footwear.
Tours run in all weather - please bring appropriate clothing (eg. sun hat, raincoat)

TOUR TIME: 10am (please arrive at 9.45am)
Limited opening hours. If the date you wish to book is unavailable, please email us:
Allow at least 1.5 hours (90 minutes) for the tour
(Please note our 1pm tour is suspended for now)
We are currently running tours by PRE BOOKING ONLY.

Map & Directions

1411 Mangaotaki Road, Poipoi


Use these directions, as some G.P.S units can unnecessarily instruct drivers to take a much longer route via gravel roads.
•Travel on SH3 (State Highway 3) to Piopio
•Turn onto Kaka Street on the edge of Piopio Village. (Beside the G.A.S Station)
•Turn left off Kaka Street onto Mangaotaki Road.
•Continue to travel on Mangaotaki Road for 14.11kms (approximately 15 minutes drive) to:
•1411 Mangaotaki Road and “Hairy Feet Waitomo Scenic Film Location Tour”
•Turn off the sealed road onto our gravel drive, following the signage for 500m to our car park.


Cancellation Policy

If a cancellation is made within 24 Hours of arrival day Loss of 100% of booking.