Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Denize Bluffs
Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour
Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Small Group
Hairy Feet Waitomo during Filming
Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour
Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Sheep Polly
Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour
Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Denize Bluffs
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Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour

Retrace the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and The Company on the Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour. Get closer than ever before and experience some of the most iconic locations featured in The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogies.

Why exactly the filmmakers decided on this location, a mere 45 minutes from the Waitomo caves will become apparent almost immediately. Discover a wealth of forestland nestled within cliffs quilted in limestone, add the familiar-looking formations of rocks and you’ll certainly start to recognise the area the Dwarves travelled through on their unforgettable adventure to seek untold treasures on the Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour.

This one-of-a-kind experience is not available anywhere else in the world, so you can be sure that you’ll be placed in the heart of where the magic of Peter Jackson’s fantasy franchise was brought to life.

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Hairy Feet Waitomo during Filming: Dwarf Ponies
Hairy Feet Waitomo during Filming: Dwarf Ponies

Denize Bluffs farm is well-known as being the one location that the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey spent a vast amount of time on-screen for the movie, not forgetting of course, that this was all filmed by the Lord of The Rings Trilogy Director Peter Jackson.

Our private tour guide will show you around the most memorable filming locations on the Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour

The Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour begins at the abandoned farmhouse showcased in Trollshaw. Although Gandalf wasn’t so keen on the idea, the Company decide to setup camp for the night at the devastated structure. Embrace the cave exit to where the Troll Hoards go to stay out of the sun, this cave is where Bilbo finds a use for the key he had obtained to unlock the large stone door. Visit the location where we first saw Radagast guarding the Greenwood Forest before he took the sick hedgehog and nursed it back to health.

Experience first-hand where the Orc army and wargs planned their ambush on Thorin and the Company before Gandalf ignited pinecones with fire to try and put a stop to the attack. Although Bilbo was reluctant to take the Elvish blade, your final stop is where you’ll visit the exact same spot that he received the almighty ”Sting”.

Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Small Group
Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Small Group

All tours are guided with both fans and newcomers in mind, with excitement and facts tailored to everyone

Although tours run twice per day, there is only an allocated number of bookings per tour. Book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tours in small groups will be more likely to ensure a more personal experience.

A comfortable minivan will be provided on arrival to take you to the tour location after a short drive.

Please note

Children of all ages are welcome, but please ensure they are supervised.

Walking tracks are well-formed gravel tracks over slightly uneven ground. Please wear suitable, comfortable footwear.

Weather can be unpredictable, but these tours run rain or shine. Please bring an umbrella or coat should the forecast show chances of rain.

Please ensure that no dogs are brought to the tour. The farm operates with various farm animals on-site during tours.

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1. Hairy Feet Waitomo / Trollshaws Forest

Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour: Welcome Sign

Major filming locations from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

The Company arriving at a destroyed farmhouse
The exit from the cave containing the troll hoard
Gandalf bestowing the sword, “Sting” upon Bilbo
Radagast arriving
The Orcs and Wargs attacking

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