• Denize Bluff at Hairy Feet alternative activity near the Timber Trail
  • Visit Hairy Feet in Piopio, alternative Timber Trail activity
  • Suzie and Warrick share all the Hobbit stories

Hairy Feet Hobbit Movie Location

 Film Location near Piopio where "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scenes were filmed


Must-do alternative activity for LOTR fans at 1 hour's drive from the Timber Trail 


Hosts Warrick and Suzie Denize show you around the location of some of the movie scenes and fill you in on Hobbit trivia. 

"Visit the stunning Denize Bluffs and farm

This was the Hobbit film location in the Mangaotaki Valley, Piopio,


 It's here that the troll and campfire scenes in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" were filmed.


The towering limestone Denize Bluffs, a primeval forest and massive rock formations on the Denize family farm became the location for Staddle Farm and Trollshaws... 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
  • Radagast arriving
  • The Orcs and Wargs attacking