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The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River provided by Pelorus Eco Adventures

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The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River

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2 adults
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Departure Point
Havelock, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guided tour with all safety equipment supplied
  • Return transport from Havelock.
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • Please allow 4hrs the exact duration will depend on the river conditions and group skills.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JaneandLewis wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
apicl2016 wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Wonderful trip down the Pelorus River. We were lucky enough to begin our trip further up the river than the normal starting point as a result of overnight rain. We had a beautiful day, Shane was very knowledgeable about the environment flora and fauna and we enjoyed his relaxed
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Date of experience: August 2020
Tom C wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
I had an awesome time!! The river was stunning, the rafting was super easy and very relaxing. Shane was an awesome host, he really enhanced the experience and had some cool stories about the filming of the Hobbit.
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Date of experience: July 2020
shez66 wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a great time on this kayaking trip. The scenery is stunning and Shane was an awesome guide. If you're a Hobbit fan, you'll love the inside knowledge he has about the scenes filmed on the river. If you're not a Hobbit fan, you'll love the setting and the knowledge Shane has
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ashamckay, General Manager at The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write such lovely comments. see you next time
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Geoff Clarke wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
We had a fantastic time kayaking down the Pelorus River with Pelorus Eco Tours. Shane was a great guide, able to share knowledge on the local history and the native plants easily. We felt very safe in the inflatable kayaks which are stable and comfortable. The Pelorus River
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Pelorus Eco Adventures
Good fun
We did this on a rainy day in February, it was a bit cool but still very enjoyable. The guide was very easy going a
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Great trip, definitely a must do
We went on the hobbit tour, going down the river was great. Shane was a great guide and knew a lot about the area a
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Best activity on this trip
This is the best activity I’ve experienced 2 2 weeks in South Island. This river kayaking has the best balance of
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Cherie E
Heaps of family fun! Shane was very knowledgeable and had lots of knowledge on the native flora and fauna as well a
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Awesome experience and journey
Ben was extremely helpful and fun to experience this trip with. He led us down the river and took some great photos
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Just simply awesome!
My boyfriend and I have no experience in kayaking in naturally flowing river before but our trip went very smoothly
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River Rafting
I enjoyed it .... great experience. Don’t have to worry to take your own photos, as they are taken for you. 👍🏻
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Family Fun.
We had a family trip with teenagers and a 4 1/2 year old. Shane was great to deal with thru the booking and answere
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Like others we had low water levels problems and expensive for what it was.
Like others we suffered from low water levels and the attack of the flies, due to the slow nature of the journey pr
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Fabulous trip
Ben our guide was fantastic. He was keen to encourage participants to have fun, with swimming and rock jumping with
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Awesome kayaking down the Pelorus River
We had a fantastic morning out on the Pelorus River with Ben, our awesome guide! Despite the low water level of the
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Relaxing, beautiful tour!
My adult children and I had a great time kayaking down the Pelorus River. Loved seeing the filming locations for th
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super experience for first timers
Shane and Asha were awesome hosts and their little adventure added a lot to our New Zealand experience. Definitely
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Magnificent river, but expensive
Some pros & cons. The great side of this experience was the magnificent scenery we had paddling down the pelorus ri
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Pleasant afternoon trip
We enjoyed our trip out with Shane. There were five of us (kids 7,11,12), plus four other people. It was well organ
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Key Details
  • Pelorus Eco Adventures
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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