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Pelorus Eco Adventures

48 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
+64 21 133 3705
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The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River
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KAYAK NEW ZEALAND'S MOST BEAUTIFUL RIVER. Are you looking for a fun and easy-going way to discover spectacular New Zealand’s scenery? Do you want to spend a great day out with your family or friends? Are you a Hobbit fan and you don’t want to miss any of the famous filming locations? Then, the Hobbit Kayak Tour is for you!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
48 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
+64 21 133 3705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The river really is amazing, you get to paddle on crystal clear calm waters, on the way the barrel scene from "The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug" was shot.

Thank Isawan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing days with a lot of explanations . Discover a lot about the hobbit on during this 4 hours cruise. Lot of different sensations and feelings. Funny to do with friends or family . so if you are in Nelson or Picton, just go there...More

Thank alexpiterbraut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Havelock particularly to do this kayak trip and it was absolutely worth it! Shane was responsive to questions we had ahead of the trip, and you can see that he takes great pride in running his business. During our trip we felt...More

Thank Isabel R
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

What a great unexpected day on the Pelorus River. We had a lot of fun today learning about the are and some hobbit history. This is well worth your time and money even in the winter months. It was a little rainy but makes for...More

Thank jhmadsen
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We called up last minute and Shane was super helpful with tailoring a kayak trip to what we wanted the next day. Had the best time going down the Wakamarino river - saw wild boar, goats and all sort of bird life. Shane showed us...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Everything was awesome - showed up this morning and pretty quickly realized I was the only one on tour - so cool of Shane to take me out even though there were no other bookings. Lots of gear to keep you warm (although leggings would...More

Thank mmphill
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My husband and I booked this attraction as a private tour for the day after our WEDDING. WE really enjoyed the morning with our guide Shane who was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna along the way, showed us the amazing film locations from...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I did solo kayak with Chris, my guide for me alone. Pelorus is a beautiful river, it feels like flying so much that you see the shadow at the bottom of the water. I regret not having had as many stunts as seen in the...More

Thank Arcaja
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had an awesome adventure with Pelorus Eco Adventures! At first, we weren't sure if we were going to do the tour, because it had rained a lot the days prior and the river was flooded and muddy when we drove by the day before....More

Thank Lena1103
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Shane is an excellent guide. The river had just enough rapids to make it exciting but also lots of areas where you can just float freely. He had great insight into the filming of the hobbit films on the river which was a nice bonus....More

Thank Spencer G
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