Pelorus Eco Adventures, Inflatable canoes, between Nelson and Blenheim.

Paddle down the most beautiful river in New Zealand, Explore the very famous Hobbit filming location on the South Island with Pelorus Eco Adventures kayaking in New Zealand. Join our fully guided adventure, in our comfortable inflatable canoes.


$175.00 - $260.00
$155.00 - $250.00
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Pelorus Eco Adventures is a dynamic New Zealand kayaking company that offers fully guided kayak tours on the Pelorus River which are suitable for all experience levels.

"The Barrel Run" is an unforgettable paddling journey on the beautiful Pelorus River through the exact same locations, where the famous barrel scene of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was filmed.

We run a family business aimed at family fun on the river! Our exciting trips will take you through easy rapids, in safe inflatable tandem canoes, while surrounded by stunning scenery, rich history, and wildlife to discover.

Departing daily at 9am and 1pm from Blue Moon Lodge in Havelock.

Please allow 4 hours, return from Havelock.

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Physical address

48 Main Road, Havelock, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $175.00 - $260.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$155.00 - $250.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Please advise when booking children under 12
Cancellation policy:
Cancellation for groups of 6 or less must give 48 hour notice of cancellation, or they will be fully charged. All kayaking cancellations due to weather are at our guides discretion. All deposits will be fully refunded or a new date will be set with no additional costs.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
34km to Woodbourne Airport (BHE / NZWB), Blenheim, New Zealand
Proximity to coach terminal:
2min walk
Proximity to town:
Also trading as Blue Moon Lodge, 48 Main Rd, Havelock. We are located on the main road, right in the town center (150-200m to the center).

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Opening times

Business hours:
8am - 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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