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Pelorus Eco Adventures

Havelock, New Zealand
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About Pelorus Eco Adventures
KAYAK NEW ZEALAND'S MOST BEAUTIFUL RIVER. Are you looking for a fun and easy 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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Channel your inner Hobbit and enjoy outdoor adventure in the heart of New Zealand on this 4-hour Hobbit barrel run rafting tour on the Pelorus River. Pull on your wetsuit and hop aboard your raft, then drift onto the Pelorus River — made famous in the 2013 movie ‘The Desolation of Smaug.’ Stop off at filming locations used in the making of the movie to hear of the ways in which the film was shot, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s milling and mining heritage.
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Arjun wrote a review Feb 2021
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Amazing way to see the beautiful Pelorus river. Our guide Callum explained to us about the history of the place, the native plants around and how the shoot was done for the Hobbit movie which made the ride even more interesting. It's a must do adventure for anyone visiting Havelock. Callum takes really good photos and it's very cheap, so would suggest not to take your phone or cameras with you as you may get a few water splashes while going around the rapids😉 Would definitely be doing it again sometime soon.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Shona P wrote a review Feb 2021
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Awesome fun morning on the river with our guide Callum. Lots of history & local knowledge on the trip.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Christine T wrote a review Jan 2021
Rangiora4 contributions3 helpful votes
This was the highlight of my holiday and totally worth every $. I am in my 60's, have only kayaked a couple of times in the sea so no river kayak experience. I found the experience very relaxing, a little bit exciting and loads of fun........one continuous grin the whole way down. Our guide Callum explained and led us down all the "very small" rapids although if you wanted to make your own way through you were welcome to. This is an easy adventure and one where you are well looked after. You won't be disappointed, the scenery is spectacular too!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from ashamckay, Owner at Pelorus Eco Adventures
Responded Jan 12, 2021
Hi Krystal we hope to see you again next time you visit
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Chris wrote a review Jan 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand3 contributions
Enjoyed every minute of the trip and would recommend it to all ages. Awesome scenery and a great guide made for wonderful time on the river. Of all the eco / adventure trips I have done this rates at the very top. Would recommend purchasing the photos taken by the guide - they weren't expensive and it's a great way of sharing your adventures with friends and family (and avoiding dropping your camera or smart phone in the river). Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from ashamckay, Owner at Pelorus Eco Adventures
Responded Jan 7, 2021
Thank you for coming with us, great to hear you enjoyed the trip
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JaneandLewis wrote a review Sep 2020
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Would recommend for all ages and abilities, the current is very generous and not much paddling required if you’re not experienced. Some small rapids that added a bit of adventure to an otherwise relaxing cruise. Our guide Shane was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. We felt completely at ease and had plenty of opportunities to take photos and take in the scenery. Well worth a go if you’re in the area and want to see the Pelorus Bridge Reserve from this unique POV.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from ashamckay, Owner at Pelorus Eco Adventures
Responded Jan 7, 2021
Thanks for joining us, so please you had a gret time
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