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Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo

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1411 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio 3971, New Zealand
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Magical Afternoon

We visited Hairy Feet Tours this afternoon and had a fantastic time. Well worth the money and long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhonda F
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Matamata, New Zealand
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NZ North Island must see

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belinda 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank miniatureflood
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I am not a Hobbit fan nor have I seen the movies, but this place is great. The scenery is spectacular and it is a very interesting tour to see the scene locations on this beautiful rural property. It was fun to re-enact some of...More

Thank Marz1953
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

You can definitely see the passion and enthusiasim Suzie the owner/guide has for this place. Knows her stuff with great attention to detail. Amazing sceneries, can't fault this place at all!

Thank Teddy L
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is a great place to visit even if you're not a Hobbit but it is a must see if you yearn for hairy feet. Suzie was a great guide and the tour is a very personal experience. We really felt like we were reliving...More

Thank Cameronholiday
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My family and I visited on 06 February and we had a wonderful time. Suzie was such a fantastic guide. So enthusiastic and she explained everything with so much detail. We just loved it and we could have stayed so much longer. But it 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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