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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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Havelock, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Shane and Asha were awesome hosts and their little adventure added a lot to our New Zealand experience. Definitely recommended as part of your tour...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shirendra2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Some pros & cons. The great side of this experience was the magnificent scenery we had paddling down the pelorus river. It's an easy one, and you're the only lucky group to enjoy this as Shane's kayaks are the only to go on the river....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lin0a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip out with Shane. There were five of us (kids 7,11,12), plus four other people. It was well organised and we all felt safe. We got no instruction in paddling, but we all (sort of) knew what we were doing. It would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MJef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My niece, Hannah and I, spent the afternoon with Shane as our guide (lucky for us, it was just the two of us). He was fantastic and friendly and didn't seem to mind our sometimes inexperienced blunders (the trees and rocks are quite pretty close...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrea B
curtisHavelock, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Andrea Thanks a lot for this amazing review! We spent a really good time on the river with you :) We hope to see you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well it can't get any better than that, enjoyed by both young and old. Beautiful scenery, rapids & swimming.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the family kayak trip down the pelorus in the middle of december with Ben as our guide. Despite the drizzle we had a fabulous time - the river is stunningly beautiful, and Ben was a wonderful guide - the kids thought he was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came into Havelock wanting to do the kayak tour but heard initially that it was booked out. Upon checking with the reception, we found out that our family of four could do a private tour with Shane in the evening. And we ended up absolutely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SingaporeTraveler1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for Christmas Eve afternoon and had the guide to ourselves. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The the Rapids were mostly mild with one nice "splasher" that half-filled our kayak. We saw several filming locations of the Hobbit barrel ride and the guide...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an incredible day kayaking the Pelorus River with our guide, Ben. A number of the river sections left us exhilarated from the rapids, but we were always told exactly how to get through the technical sections. Ben was hilarious and informative about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RachelEMerrick
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I began the second leg of our New Zealand trip with this kayaking adventure and were both blown away. The sights were gorgeous: we easily slipped away into the calmness of floating down the river and the beauty of our surroundings. Our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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curtisHavelock, guide at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

thank you so much spender and Kendall for this amazing review. I am very pleased you enjoyed our trip to the fullest extent possible and that i was able to capture memory's that will you last a lifetime, don't forget to check out our Facebook...More

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October 10, 2018|
Response from curtisHavelock |
It would depend on river Flow and you would need to book a private tour, but yes absolutely possible. Trick would be to ring a couple of days prior to your expected arrival date in Havelock Marlborough region. Hope this... More
Kathy R
February 15, 2018|
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Response from Shane M | Property representative |
Yes it's suitable
January 31, 2016|
Response from Shane M | Property representative |
That's correct feel free to give us a call.