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Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo

1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio 3971, New Zealand
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Fantastic Tour in a Beautiful Location

My husband and I took this tour with our young toddler and it was wonderful. Our guide (and one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HappyTravelerIAm
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Wonderful Tour

Decided to do a fun tour on the last day of our trip to New Zealand and so glad we decided to drive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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MIDDLE EARTH AT IT'S BEST Join our small, personally guided tours through our sheep & beef farm near Piopio in the Waitomo district which featured in Sir Peter Jackson’s "THE HOBBIT" Be entertained with our behind-the-scenes stories as we show you all the sites used in the filming. Re-enact where Bilbo gets his famous sword "Sting" from Gandalf under the Trolls Cave. We're proud to have received the MOST SCREEN TIME OF ALL LOCATIONS. Have your camera ready as we wander through ancient native forest, under massive limestone cliffs and among unusual rock formations. AN ENJOYABLE TOUR FOR MORE THAN JUST MIDDLE EARTH FANS.
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1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio 3971, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took this tour with our young toddler and it was wonderful. Our guide (and one of the owners) was Suzie, and she was fantastic. Hobbit/LOTR fans would definitely love this tour. I'm not particularly a fan of the movies/books, but I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to do a fun tour on the last day of our trip to New Zealand and so glad we decided to drive to Piopio to do this tour. Suzie was an absolute dream tour guide, very enthusiastic and clearly proud of their beautiful family...More

Thank Christina A
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This small , family-run site is a must-do for any Middle Earth fans. It centres around one particular scene in the Hobbit films (the troll location), but lots of parts around that scene were also filmed in the same location which you get to walk...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I visited in late April and was surprised to find I was the only person on the tour. Luckily the tour still went ahead! My guide was such a lovely person. She was full of funny stories, Hobbit trivia and a very helpful photographer. This...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Hairy Feet Tours this afternoon and had a fantastic time. Well worth the money and long windy road to get there. With just a small group and a very friendly guide, it made for a fun personal atmosphere. Suzie, (farm owner and guide)...More

Thank Rhonda F
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Spectacular scenery with a Hobbit twist - was the highlight of the North Island for us and our children.

Thank Belinda M
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

My husband and I took this tour with Suzie yesterday morning, before going to dinner at Hobbiton. We sought it out on the recommendation of a co-worker who'd recently been to NZ and raved about it above all else. It's truly a must-do - even...More

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We've just returned from a three week holiday in New Zealand taking in various locations (LOTR and otherwise) and this was our absolute favourite thing we did over our whole trip. The location is beautiful and interesting, but what really makes the tour is Suzie,...More

Thank Sofie V
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Even if you're not a huge LOTR or Hobbit fan, this is a gorgeous place to see. Every sight is breathtaking. Suzie was such a great tour guide, and it was cool to hear a little bit about her family history with the farm the...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Highly recommend this tour for any Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fans. Suzie was a fantastic guide with extensive knowledge and plenty of great stories to tell from the filming. Scenery was breathtaking and the walk through the forest felt like entering another world. Trail was...More

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Response from irvine71 | Reviewed this property |
About 2 and a 1/2 hours, but Suzie was flexible - she asked if any of us had anywhere else to be before continuing longer
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