Driftwood Retreat & Eco-tours is 10 minutes drive from Blenheim in the Marlborough Sounds and it's a special explore of the rich history and wildlife of the magical Wairau Lagoon. Explore the earliest known site of human occupation in New Zealand and discover the home to over 90 species of birds, including the bartailed godwit and the spectacular royal spoonbill.
The tours are by stable kayaks on a slow moving tidal river. If the weather is unsuitable, an option is available to visit the same area by comfortable 4X4 air-conditioned van.
The 4-hour tour is tailored for private groups seeking a quality experience. The tour includes stories of local early history, interpretation of the wildlife and a homemade picnic of local foods. This tour will definitely appeal to photographers and bird lovers! Tours can be tailored to include other interests.
Comfortable eco-accommodation is also available onsite for up to four people and a great place to unwind. Guest have easy access around 8 hectares of conservation wetland. A homemade continental breakfast is supplied the night before.
Driftwood Eco Tours is only 10 minutes drive from vineyards and other Marlborough highlights. Driftwood Eco Tours has a strong conservation ethos and offsets its carbon footprint by planting one tree per tour.