Surrounded by ancient forest, listening to the native bird song, & the gentle lap of the crystal water as you drift through this hidden paradise & a few rapids to keep you on your toes… “Bonus” Kayak New Zealand’s famous filming site used in second “Hobbit” Movie.


Barrel Run (Hobbit Tour)

Definitely Family Fun 😀 😀

Wee Charlotte and her family had an awesome day on the river. A special thanks goes to their river guide Ross.

Family Friendly Kayak New Zealand

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“The pure beauty of the Pelorus river made this location the perfect choice for the Forest River from the movie. After Sir Peter Jackson and his team shot here, the area started gaining wild popularity and nowadays it is one of the most famous Hobbit destinations for tourists from all over the world.”
Written by Ivana Dacheva for NOW N HOW.


TripAdvisor reviews

“On our recent Hobbit & LOTR trip through New Zealand, we visited most of the filming locations from the movies. I can honestly say that the Hobbit kayak tour with Pelorus Eco Adventures was definitely the highlight of our journey! A special THANKS to our awesome guide and owner, Shane!”


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