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Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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About Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours
Driftwood Retreat & Eco-tours brings you close to nature in the peaceful Wairau Lagoon, south of Picton. Stay at the cosy eco-lodge by an eight hectare wetland. Book a relaxed, guided van tour into the heart of the nearby lagoon where 92 species of bird has been identified. Hear about the human and natural history of the area by your knowlegable guide. Driftwood Eco Tours also takes you on multiday backcountry adventures to places like d'Urville Island, Muzzle Station and the Molesworth in the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Driftwood also specialises in one day and multiday alpine flora tours of the South Island.
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travellerme wrote a review Feb 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom304 contributions58 helpful votes
Was booked into the tree house..which is not really a tree house but a building on pillars with a gap below where a garage might be! The apartment rooms are delightfully furnished . The kitchenette is to one side with water having to be brought in from the bathroom. The milk
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours
Responded Feb 6, 2019
Hi and thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed aspects of your stay but sorry to hear that the breakfast was not adequate. Our breakfasts are not usually small, two slices of bread per person is standard, with muesli and fresh fruit as well. You also should have had a litre of milk if you were staying for two days and having breakfast. We therefore apologise for our mistake and if you would like to contact me directly via your booking channel I will talk to you about this further.
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travellerme wrote a review Feb 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom304 contributions58 helpful votes
Up at sunrise to see shags, terns, gulls, herons and oyster catchers. Wind and tide shortened the the kayak trip . Went by car to river mouth to have picnic which was a bit average but welcome. Good knowledgable guide
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Date of experience: February 2019
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SzP111 wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand45 contributions5 helpful votes
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I joined one of the group tours and had a wonderful time with a lovely group of people. Another wonderful Driftwood Eco-tour featuring their great kiwi hospitality, excellent local knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile to make unique tours lots of fun!! Highly
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours
Responded Jan 31, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our tour and we hope to see you again in the future. It was a fun group and we certainly had some laughs.
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Audrey wrote a review Dec 2018
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Wonderful and quite place to stay next to wetlands and between lots of birds Rose and Will has given us a warm welcome. We also get some fresh fruits form the garden and home made muffins with rhubarb. Delicious! Will knows much about birds and nature. We may use the kayaks
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours
Responded Jan 2, 2019
Hello, you are so welcome, Bonnie the sheep dog says Hi! Cheers Rose and Will.
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NewJerseyNomad wrote a review May 2018
New Jersey86 contributions38 helpful votes
Picton is the arrival and departure point for ferry transport between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Picton is a small town set alongside fantastic Cloudy Bay. Surrounded by mountains and hills it is quite a beautiful sight. We were guided on our tour by John
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Date of experience: May 2018
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