Kayak and Raft Trips on Pelorus River in New Zealand

12 ft
2 Guests

About This Canoe Experience


We can only kayak on this river after we have had rain so watch the weather.
Want a thrill? Come kayak the Wakamarina river rapids Undoutably one of the most scenic trips in your life, Between Nelson and Havelock. One of the Richest Gold rivers in the region. The first gold was found by four men in April 1864 and weighed 19 Ounces - that $38,000.00 worth today!

We stop along the way to visit a 60-meter mine shaft that remains from the gold rush days, which is now home to our native Glo-worms, providing them with enough darkness to be viewed in the middle of the day.

Trips are running all year round with wetsuits and all other equipment provided.

Adult $115.00 minimum two people.
Children $95.00

  • *Group discounts for 6 or more on the application.
  • Trips depart daily at 1 pm


Explore a very famous NZ Hobbit location on our river kayaking trip! This is one of the most tangible hobbit activities in the whole of New Zealand.
This hobbit tour on the beautiful Pelorus River includes a fully guided tour through the same locations as for where the 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.
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

Cost Adult $165.00 bookings essential.
Child $155.00

Trips depart; 1pm



  • Type: Canoe
  • Capacity: 2 People
  • Year: 2014
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Length: 12 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

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