|Te Hoiere / Pelorus River|
Pelorus River from Pelorus Bridge
|River mouth||Pelorus Sound
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|Length||40 km (25 mi)|
Te Hoiere / Pelorus River is a river at the northern end of South Island of New Zealand in the region of Marlborough. It flows from the Richmond Range into Pelorus Sound. This area is fantastic for camping and is renowned for its magnificent river swimming where the Pelorus River runs through a gorge at Pelorus Bridge.
At Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, the river was used as a film locations for the barrel rider scene in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug., which increased its popularity for river rafting. You can take a guided kayak tour to experience this Hobbit filming location.
In August 2014, the river's name was officially altered to Te Hoiere / Pelorus River.
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