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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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank Helene G
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...More

Thank Jietong L
Shane M, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

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...More

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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