Adventure like a Hobbit in Kayaking Tour
Adventure like a Hobbit in Kayaking Tour

Adventure like a Hobbit in Kayaking Tour

If you’re looking to get adventurous with some watersports in New Zealand, and you happen to be a Hobbit fan, then look no further than the Hobbit Kayak Tour! Kayak the spectacular Pelorus River and explore one of The Hobbit’s most beautiful and famous filming locations.

Where was the barrel scene in The Hobbit filmed?

Peter Jacksons' famous action scene was filmed in Pelorus River, near the town of Havelock in New Zealand. So what better way to explore the location than with a kayaking tour with Pelorus Eco Adventures! Their base at Bluemoon Lodge is an easy drive from Blenheim, a scenic trip via the Queen Charlotte Drive.

All fantasy fans know the famous scene – Thorin and his company of dwarves make a great escape from the clutches of Orcs in barrels, racing down the river while their elvish companions fight off their pursuers. Peter Jacksons’ famous action scene was filmed at the Pelorus River, a breathtaking river under a rocky gorge and surrounded by lush forests.

You can now relive movie magic, in this easy paddle suitable for levels and ages. Drift down the crystal clear waters of Pelorus in your own canoe, enjoying the stunning landscapes and native forests. Learn the fascinating history behind the gold and timber industries that once shaped this land, as you explore Middle Earth and follow in the footsteps of Bilbo and his friends. You can even stop to enjoy a swim at one of their private, natural swimming pools!

Hobbit fan or not, this kayaking tour is the perfect way to explore one of New Zealand’s most beautiful natural landscapes in a unique and fun day out.

  • Prices start from NZ$185.
  • Tour lasts around 4 hours in total.
  • Tours depart at 9am and 2pm daily.
  • Pick ups can be arranged from Pelorus Bridge.
  • All equipment and gear provided.

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