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Pelorus Eco Adventures

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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...more
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Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Consider the time of year and weather when booking this trip. Right now in late summer with so little rain, the river is really low. There were points where we had to get out and drag our kayaks over rocks, and others that required a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do in this stunning area! We loved this tour and our guide Ben had the perfect mix of being fun and informative - he knows every single rock that shows up in the hobbit movies and even spotted birds and ducklings. His appreciation...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheFreehearts
curtisHavelock, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi TheFreehearts Thanks for leaving such a good feedback, and mentioning our guide Ben. You’re right, he is always fascinated by the fauna and flora! We hope to see you again in Havelock for another unforgettable kayaking trip. Kind regards Pelorus Eco Adventures

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ben our guide was fantastic. He was keen to encourage participants to have fun, with swimming and rock jumping without being pushy. Our 8 year son absolutely loved it. The trip it’s self despite the low water level in places was fun and very pretty....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joezuka
curtisHavelock, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Joe Your review is really important to us, many thanks for this. We hope to see you again on the river for another trip. Kind regards Pelorus Eco Adventures

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic morning out on the Pelorus River with Ben, our awesome guide! Despite the low water level of the river (due to a very dry summer), the kayaking was extremely rewarding and the area is just incredibly beautiful, Ben was a great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 152amirm
curtisHavelock, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Amir Many thanks for your awesome review! We are happy that you will keep good memories of New Zealand. We hope to see you in Havelock again. Kind regards Pelorus Eco Adventures

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just did the kayak in the Pelorous River with Ben and it was an unforgetable morning. We were lucky to have the river for ourselves, but luckier to have Ben guiding us, first for remembering us to slow down and appreciatte what was going...More

Thank MarceloB1230
curtisHavelock, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Marcelo Thanks a lot for your amazing review! We are really glad that you and you partner had heaps of fun. Kind regards Pelorus Eco Adventures

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My adult children and I had a great time kayaking down the Pelorus River. Loved seeing the filming locations for the Hobbit movie.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JodieH1207
curtisHavelock, General Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jodie Thanks for your amazing review, we spent a great time with you on the river! We hope to see you again Regards Pelorus Eco Adventures

Reviewed 18 January 2019

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
curtisHavelock, General Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Shirendra Thanks for you lovely review we appreciate! We hope to see you again Kind regards

Reviewed 16 January 2019

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
curtisHavelock, Manager at Pelorus Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lin0a Thank you for the feed back this has helped us see we need a change to insure the best experience for the costumers. Also due to lack of rain we have had to run a shorter distance because the upper sections require more...More

Reviewed 10 January 2019 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 31 December 2018

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 9 January 2019

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

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DrBJSplease
11 October 2018|
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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
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Kathy R
16 February 2018|
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Response from Shane M | Property representative |
Yes it's suitable
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GenoNorthridge_CA
31 January 2016|
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Response from Shane M | Property representative |
That's correct feel free to give us a call.
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