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Marlborough: The Hobbit Kayak Tour

1. Marlborough: The Hobbit Kayak Tour

Kayak down the scenic Pelorus River in the Marlborough Region on a 4-hour guided tour that will take you through unforgettable natural landscapes and across locations used for the filming of the second Hobbit movie, "The Desolation of Smaug". Start the tour in the historic township of Havelock and take a short 20-minute drive up the Pelorus River Valley to a private farm enabling access to the Pelorus River. Board your kayak and begin your river adventure, listening along the way as your guide tells the history of the gold and timber industries. Experience the river’s warm and crystal clear waters. See the film locations of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and learn behind the scenes secrets of the filming process.  Feel the thrill of various small rapids (grade 2) and admire the ancient forest, listening to the native bird song and the gentle lap of the crystal water as you drift through hidden New Zealand paradise.

Havelock: Private Kayaking Tour with Gourmet Picnic Lunch

2. Havelock: Private Kayaking Tour with Gourmet Picnic Lunch

Join a unique guided kayaking experience in the Marlborough Region. You'll be kayaking along the Pelorus River, admiring the beautiful scenery as you go. Along the way, indulge in a gourmet picnic beside the river. You will also go on guided bush walk to secret pools, where you will learn more about the local flora and fauna.  Throughout the day your guide will take some photographs that will be given to you when the tour ends.  Your expert local guide will tailor the experience to your unique interests and ensure that you make the most of your day.

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What people are saying about Havelock

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Enjoyed the boat trip very much. All the staff were fabulous and very friendly.. Would definitely recommend this trip to others

Great way to view the Sound, meet the local people and get a potted history of the locale from the well informed droll captain.

Not only was the scenery superb the staff were also. A delightful way to spend the day Wonderful memories to treasure

We had a wonderful day with lots of stops. The crew was helpful and the skipper was an excellent guide. Thanks!

great trip great hosts. Very enjoyable. Great way to enjoy the Sounds.