Pio Pio, Awakino & Mokau attractions

Film Location in Pio Pio, Awakino & Mokau

Hairy Feet Waitomo

Detour at Pio Pio northwest to the Mangaotaki Valley and Hairy Feet Waitomo, one of NZ’s most interesting Middle-earth–themed film location attractions. Scenes from The Hobbit were filmed here with a background of t…
Museum in Pio Pio, Awakino & Mokau

Tainui Historical Society Museum

Mokau’s interesting Tainui Historical Society Museum has old photographs and artefacts from when this once-isolated outpost was a coal and lumber shipping port for settlements along the river. The adjacent art galle…