About Driftwood Retreat and Eco-Tours
Driftwood Eco-tours shares the best of Marlborough, New Zealand nature, landscape and history by kayak or comfortable air-conditioned van.
The Wairau Lagoon, which is a popular destination, is a place rich in history. It is the earliest known site of human occupation in New Zealand.
The tours are tailored for private groups for a quality experience and complemented by local stories of early history, interpretation of the wildlife and homemade picnic. It is a must for photographers.
Driftwood Eco Tours has a strong conservation ethos and offsets its carbon footprint by planting one tree per tour.
Wildlife & Photography Tours
Kayak the Wairau Lagoon (Alternatively by van with guided walk).
A guided tour with commentary on the Opawa River & Wairau Lagoon, the original home of the Polynesian Moa Hunter and home for over 90 species of bird.
Tours are scheduled to the tide and moon for the best birding and photography experience. Enjoy a wholesome homemade picnic while hearing fascinating stories of the area and learning about the wildlife. Free transfer from your accommodation or stay in our eco retreat.
Duration 4 hours.
Scenic High Country van tours with optional hiking or biking.
Van tours from Cloudy Bay to the High country offer an iconic slice of New Zealand heartland. Tour options include lunch with Merino farmers producing wool for the fashion brand ‘Icebreaker’.
Identifying unique alpine flora at high altitude or exploring the foot of Mt Tapuae O Uenuku with its wild game, limestone fossils and unique geology.
During your tour hear stories of early pioneers and farming. Tours are complimented with a homemade picnic lunch.
Optionally include wine or honey tasting, horses and a historic building visit by prior arrangement.
Duration 4 or 8 hours.
These are flexible tailored tours catering for your interests. Choose from scenic, Alpine flora, behind the scenes wine & food, history & historic places, farm visits, beautiful gardens, WWI aviation memorabilia or bird watching. Engage you with local people of the land.
Read about our other nature tours and our eco accommodation at www.driftwoodecotours.co.nz
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