Marlborough, New Zealand
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Our most recommended Marlborough, New Zealand Canoe & Kayak Tours

  • 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...

    An enjoyable trip and easy level with great guide Callum! Some lovely views too! Thank you.

  • 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.

  • Marlborough Sounds: Full-Day Guided Kayak Tour with Lunch

    3. Marlborough Sounds: Full-Day Guided Kayak Tour with Lunch

    The day starts with a safety briefing and getting kitted up before heading down to the beach. Listen to a quick paddling introduction and then head out onto the water for the rest of the tour. The route is always flexible so the tour goes where the weather is best. Depending on how the group decides, there may be a chance to stop and stretch your legs or take a swim before continuing on to a pretty beach for a delicious picnic lunch. Upon landing at the beach, your guide will serve up some hot drinks. After lunch, work your way back towards the starting beach, all going well with a sea breeze at your back. Once back at the beach, you will de-kit and then head off on the rest of your adventure in New Zealand. Showers are available if needed (water dependent during the drier months).

  • Marlborough Sounds Guided Kayak and Freedom Walk Tour

    4. Marlborough Sounds Guided Kayak and Freedom Walk Tour

    Maximize your time in this brilliant area with a half day of guided sea kayaking, followed by a half day of freedom walking on the popular Queen Charlotte Track. Your day starts with a safety briefing and getting kitted up before heading down to the beach. After a quick paddling introduction, you’ll head out onto the water.   From Anakiwa, head off along the North Coastline towards Mistletoe Bay, where you’ll encounter some local bird life and, if you’re lucky, some marine mammals. Arrive at Mistletoe Bay around lunchtime, where you’ll say goodbye to your kayaks and guide and head off for your freedom walk.   Walk back to Anakiwa following old bridle paths high above the water along Queen Charlotte Track, offering you a very different perspective than from the water. Pass by stunning views, contrasting landscapes, historical landmarks, and a wonderful variety of native bush and wildlif...

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An enjoyable trip and easy level with great guide Callum! Some lovely views too! Thank you.