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Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo

1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio 3971, New Zealand
+64 7-877 8003
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Loved the tour. Suzie is a great tour guide and very passionate about the information she is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Akram I
via mobile
Fun and beautiful site even if you know nothing of LOTR!

Suzie was such a sweet host and her property is gorgeous, up on a hillside in the country. We had... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dan M
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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
+64 7-877 8003
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the tour. Suzie is a great tour guide and very passionate about the information she is sharing. The raw location itself though is absolutely amazing. Also a great opportunity for some very iconic shots from the movies. Me and my wife even managed to...More

Thank Akram I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Suzie was such a sweet host and her property is gorgeous, up on a hillside in the country. We had a nice small tour of 6 or 7 people, starting with a quick video at the visitor center and then moving on to a van...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group was small and the tour felt very personal and was packed full of interesting stories about the farm and what went on during filming. Suzie was super friendly and was happy to answer any questions and take photos. Would highly recommend this tour...More

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked an early tour with Suzie the owner and she was there ready for us when we arrive. Since we are the only visitors for that timing (too early I guess and october is non peak season), its was like a private tour for...More

Thank Ong C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m writing my review after having done a few tours to date. This was part of my Middle Earth tour of NZ and it was certainly a highlight. Suzie was delightful, enthusiastic & knowledgeable. We were allowed to hold props for photos at the start,...More

Thank MuppetTrojan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing tour by an amazing host. Thank you Susie for sharing. We loved our time with you and were so grateful that you tailored the tour to us and our interests. Whilst we're not really Lord of the Rings fans, we really enjoyed learning...More

Thank L2008
Reviewed 13 October 2017

It was a wonderful tour and a beautiful location. I highly recommand it for any Lord of the rings & Hobbit fan. Our guide really knows her stuff and she was so friendly and really enjoyed sharing her knowledge about her farm and her experience...More

Thank Marianne G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We were so hesitated to visit here or the LOTR and we have no regrets because hairy feet is so much professional and no bunch of tourists waiting for selfie... Susie is friendly and tell us a lot about behind the scene which make the...More

Thank Believedme
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Susie was a fantastic tour guide. While I am a LOTR and the Hobbit fan, what sold me on this tour was the unique landscape of the farm. The bluffs were amazing. One second you are surrounded by bluffs and the next you are in...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went on a Hairy Feet Tour with Susie this morning with our children aged 8, 10 and 12. What a memorable experience! Susie was so knowledgeable, passionate about her property and the filming experience of The Hobbit and was wonderful with the kids. We...More

Thank Holly B
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Kristin Y
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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