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Address: 48 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-574 2212
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours


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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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The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River
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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael N
Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 the HOBBIT, and we all had an amazing journey down the Pelorus River. I'D recommend... More 

Thank Michael N
Valence, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 movie "Hobbit". You can swim and jump rocks, but I was fearful and chilly, however... More 

Thank Arcaja
Picton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. We called them to ask whether they were going to run a tour the day... More 

Thank Lena1103
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. Would highly recommend this to anyone passing threw Havelock.

Thank Spencer G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I embarked on this kayaking trip as a result of a recommendation from our Lodge host. The trip started at 9am when the early morning mists were still swirling around Havelock. We received warm wetsuits, life jackets and an excellent safety briefing from the owner and our guide - the very laid back but well informed and... More 

Thank Helene G
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Did this with Red Carpet Tours in April. Big thanks to Shane our excellent guide! You took great photos, and I enjoyed the pacing and interesting tales of the movie filming. Scenery was gorgeous. Also great fun posing in barrels at the end of the trip.

Thank Jietong L
Shane M, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this review

Hiya Jietong We hope you had a fab time in NZ with RCT and Pelorus Eco Adventures Just wondered if you would be able to pohoto shop these pictures you have loaded to our trip adviser page as they are good pictures but need some tweeking. We would be happy to photoshop these for you so you could swap them... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very knowledgeable and friendly people. They clearly love this region and their work! The Lord of the Rings information was a bonus to an already great kayaking adventure

Thank Nicolette H
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great afternoon cruising get down the river. Wetsuits to take the edge off but a beautiful day meant that the occasional splash didn't get us too cold. Shane took great care of our youngest (only 4) and the other two kids had a great time over rapids big enough to get excited without being too dangerous. Hot chocolates to finish... More 

Thank Daniel S
Robbinsville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I did this adventure while on tour with Red Carpet Tours. We canoed down the same river that was the location of the barrel riding dwarfs in The Hobbit. Our guide Shane was very knowledgeable about the sites and locations as well as instructing us how to maneuver. The river is fairly calm. Canoe down was very fun and relaxing.... More 

Thank pardosamilvina
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Blenheim/Nelson area put this trip on your schedule. If you are a fan of the Hobbit movies this will be fun. If not, you'll still love the trip. The river is beautiful and crystal clear. I stopped for a swim. The inflatable kayaks are comfortable and safe. Maybe the best part of the trip is... More 

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