Hairy Feet Waitomo Hobbit Tour
Join twice daily guided tours through the stunning Mangaotaki Valley farm near Piopio featured in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.
Enjoy a short drive to the film sites in a comfortable mini-van before walking around the places used in extensive location filming by Sir Peter Jackson. The tours are fully guided with genuine New Zealand pride – a mixture of fun and fact!
Prices from €35
Visit New Zealand’s stunning Denize Bluffs farm and tour where Sir Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings Trilogy, filmed the most location screen time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The towering limestone cliffs, a primeval native forest and massive rock formations on this Piopio farm, near Waitomo became the location for Trollshaws Forest… and the home of Sting!
Join our personally guided tour and see where these scenes were filmed:
The Company arriving at a destroyed farmhouse
The exit from the cave containing the troll hoard
Gandalf bestowing the sword, “Sting” upon Bilbo
The Orcs and Wargs attacking
Have your photo taken standing in the exact spot where Bilbo received his magical sword, “Sting”, from Gandalf.
The tours are fully guided with genuine New Zealand pride – a mixture of fun and fact!
Small groups ensure a personalised experience.
Enjoy a short drive to the film sites in a comfortable mini-van
Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children.
This is a working farm and for the safety and well-being of the farm animals, no dogs are permitted on the property.
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).