Go on a Tour of Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Film Locations

Go on the run in New Zealand where 2016’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople was filmed. Grab your pack and dive into the bush as you explore where the characters trekked to avoid capture. The majority of the film is spent in west Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges, following Hec and Baker on the run (or fast walk, they later decide). The Waitakere Ranges are made up of forested hills covering over 39,500 acres. The varying elevation and vibrant green vegetation carpeting every incline produces outstanding beauty. You can literally walk right into it, thanks to its wealth of hiking trails.

What’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople all about?

Hunt for the WIlderpeople is a comedy-drama by Taika Waititi, starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison. A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

The on-foot manhunt eventually culminates into a car chase. Brilliant camera work captures both the pursuit’s intensity and the gorgeous landscape of Tangarioro National Park. The snow-covered mountains you see when Baker and Hec burst from the bush and onto barren desert land are part of what’s said to be New Zealand’s best day hike: The Tangarioro Alpine Crossing.

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