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Hobbit Kayaking Tour on Pelorus River

Venture down the picturesque waters of Marlborough's Pelorus River on this kayaking tour that follows the scenes from the Hobbit films!

Highlights

Kayaking on the beautiful Pelorus River
Visit the locations where Hobbit was filmed
Hear all the inside information about the filming
One of the most amazing wild river in NZ
Experienced friendly tour guides
Grade 1 & 2 rapids

What you need to know

Tour some of the most famous scenes from the Hobbit movies in a fun and energetic way with these kayaking tours on the lovely Pelorus River! Join the friendly and experienced guides as they take you on an aquatic journey through the "real" Middle Earth, exploring some iconic spots from the trilogy in the picturesque Marlborough region of NZ; travel down one of the most amazing wild rivers in New Zealand along the same route followed in the Desolation of Smaug Hobbit film; stand on the same rocks as Bilbo and his pint-sized friends, pass by wonderful waterfalls and much more. Along the way, you'll be given all the insider information about both the region and filming process and become involved in the spirit of the films in person - all while getting a dose of fresh air and wonderful NZ scenery.

This kayaking tour is the ideal outdoor adventure for Lord of the Rings fans travelling to the Marlborough region all combined with unmatched fun on the water - and with everything you'll need included, there's no better way to experience The Hobbit during your trip to NZ!

More info

Inclusions

  • Hobbit themed kayaking tour on the beautiful Pelorus River
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun screen
  • A full range of safety equipment incl. wetsuits

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers - Public buses are available daily (Approx $25pp from Nelson/Picton/Blenheim area)
  • Tour guides take pictures & videos of your trip which you can purchase after if you wish
  • Picnics and BBQs are available for purchase and payable on the day

Highlights

  • Kayak one of the most amazing wild rivers in NZ
  • Fully guided tour through the exact same locations as where the wild river barrel scene in “The Hobbit- The desolation of Smaug” was filmed
  • Stand where Sir Peter Jackson and his film team made this great movie and paddle yourself along the Hobbit river in our very safe inflatable kayaks
  • Stand on the same rocks as Bilbo and his dwarf friends
  • See the exact location where Kili was shot
  • Have your photo taken where the dwarves exited the barrels
  • Pass the same waterfall as shown in the movie in your own kayak
  • Get to know all the inside information about the filming
  • Take away a free A4 poster including the pictures of the barrel scenes
  • Get involved in the beautiful Hobbit area
  • LOTR Fans will love this wild river kayaking activity

Tour Times

  • Tours depart daily at 9am and 2pm from Main Road, Havelock
  • 2.5 hours kayaking on the water. Please allow 4.5 hours total

What to Bring

  • Suitable footwear, preferably closed waterproofed shoes
  • T-Shirt, shorts or swimmers
  • Sun glasses
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Change of (warm) clothes
  • Cameras and I-phones are permitted on the river at your own risk - Bring a dry bag to fasten your camera to our wild river kayaks

Additional Information

  • Age restriction : 4 years if accompanied by an adult. Please advise age of children at time of booking as river levels may effect suitability of your kayaking tour

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of jump
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience

Hobbit Kayaking Tour on Pelorus River

48 Main Road, Havelock, NZ 7100