Small group tours

Our most popular tours

The Muzzle Station - 4 Day Tour

Immortalized by the publication 'Life on the Muzzle' by Fiona Redfern and Derek Morrison, you are now welcomed to share a slice of life at New Zealand's most remote farm.

The Molesworth - 3 Day Tour

Sit back and let your experienced guide do the driving on this in depth tour through the Molesworth and Rainbow Stations. Stay in comfort at Hanmer Springs. See the colours of Autumn.

St James Horse Sale

A scenic tour through Rainbow and Molesworth Stations to the biannual wild horse sale at St James. Stay in Hanmer Springs were you can luxuriate in the thermal hot pools.

South Island Nature and Heritage Tours

We want to share with you the New Zealand that few locals see. Out of the way places of rugged wild beauty. Introduce you to locals who have special stories to tell about their unique way of life. In the evening we share our stories over dinner and strike up new friendships.

Tour guides Will and Rose Parsons

Our guides share their knowledge of the history, geology and ecology of the places you will visit. This is a genuine conversation not a one way commentary.

We are building sustainability into every area of our business. Driftwood Eco Tours supports and enhances the communities and environments we share with you. For example every time we take a tour group to d’Urville Island we give $300 to the community’s stoat eradication trust.

Areas we can share with you by special permission from the owners include the Rainbow and Molesworth Stations, Cape Campbell, Muzzle Station and the Wairau Lagoons. We can also drive you to remote shingle screes to see delicate alpine flora with a knowledgeable field guide. Bespoke are our specialty.

Will and Rose Parsons

Awards and memberhips

Tourism New Zealand Qualmark Silver Accreditation 2017. 

Finalists in the Cawthron Environment Awards 2017. 

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017. 

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award, 'Adding Value to Marlborough' 2016. 

Nominees for the Oceania Travel and Tourism Awards 2017. 

Member of the Tourism Industry Association Sustainable Tourism Commitment.

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