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Driftwood Ecotours Limited

Address: 749 Dillons Point Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 5777 651
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Owner description: Driftwood Eco-tours is operated by Will Parsons, whose family has farmed in Marlborough since the...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Driftwood Eco-tours is operated by Will Parsons, whose family has farmed in Marlborough since the 1870s. Will has extensive local knowledge and personal contacts allowing you access to a 2200 hectare wildlife park. Tours are by 4WD vehicle, kayaking or hiking and cater your party exclusively.
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I felt bad about 'phoning Will on a Sunday asking if he would take three of us out in kayaks that evening, but he was only too keen to do so. He emphasized what we should bring -sunblock, hats, bottle of water, and a coat. This latter seemed a bit inappropriate as it was 29 deg C and a warm... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Will picked us up at our B&B . Our kayak trip was cancelled due to wind We spent 4 hours driving thru a 7000 acre farm with Vix the dog on our laps looking at animals, birds, and beach walking. Had a homemade Meal at the side of the van with Will's home baking Back by 9 and still light.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

On my last day of a holiday full of highlights, the royal spoonbill tour with Will was unique and unforgettable. Despite my having only booked for a two-hour tour, kayaking on the Opawa and Wairau with Vix (Will and Rose's young Jack Russell) perched on the bow opened up a different world - not only rich with its bird life... More 

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

Dear Mary, thank you for your review, we hope we will have the opportunity to meet you again and show you more of our wonderful environment. Cheers Will. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Our trip was two adults and two 6yo boys (guided by Will) and I did have some doubts about whether it would be suitable for the kids. I needn't have worried. The boys loved it and Will was a terrific guide. Thoroughly recommended!

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

Thank you Luke for your review, the boys were delightful and interested in everything. Cheers Will More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The weather was looking alright when we booked a two hour kayak trip with Will but the clouds rolled in and it began to rain lightly as we were heading down to the kayaks. We could have waited and left a bit later as we were the only people on the tour that day but we decided to forge ahead.... More 

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us, we are glad the rain let up long enough to show you what a magic place we live in. Happy travels for the rest of your time in New Zealand. Rose and Will. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

During a short return visit to the Marlborough region I decided to go on a birdwatching trip by kayak with 'Driftwood'. I know nothing about birds or kayaking for that matter and felt rather foolhardy! I HAD A GREAT TIME, the whole evening was absolutely lovely, thanks to the leader, Will and his small terrier, the latter sat on the... More 

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

Hi Stanley, thank you for sharing our piece of paradise with us. Loved your company, thanks for touring with us. Cheers Will. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Will was great. Took me out kayaking as the sun was setting, got to see loads of bird and estuary wildlife. Because it was a full moon we were able to come back to the dock after sunset and got to enjoy watching the full moon rise and paddling under the stars.

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and your kind words. It was a stunning evening! Cheers Will More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We're chinese background Australians that came to NZ looking for some fun and exciting experience of the nature and Will has given that if not more than what we expected. The birds were nice but you won't get much out of it unless you're a bird person. The best part of this tour was the kayaking throughout various conditions, we... More 

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

Hi Ricky, thank you for writing a review. We enjoyed meeting you all and having you stay in our accommodation. Glad you liked the tour, we like to bring a fun element into the tour and make sure there is something for everyone. Cheers Will. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had an absolutely epic day on Driftwood's Bluff Station cycle tour. The host, Will, structured the ride around our abilities. He was happy to drive us (& our gear) up the hills we couldn't be bothered riding up - leaving letting us take it easy or get a bit or a work-out - our choice. This area of NZ... More 

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, all the best for your competitive cycling this season. Most of our cycle tours are for people who are weekend or irregular cyclists, so it was interesting to tailor the tour for your needs. It was great sharing one of our favorite and most interesting environments with you. Will. More 

Renwick, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had a great afternoon with Will exploring the White Bluffs and learning so much about the history and flora and fauna of Marlborough. Lots of information passed on in a casual and easily understandable fashion meant that everyone took something away from the trip. A great company and we look forward to doing a kayak trip next time.

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Ecotours Limited, responded to this review

This was a great trip and a really good to show others from Marlborough what we have on our back door. Thanks for taking so much interest and it's great to share the Marlborough story. More 

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