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Driftwood Retreat and Eco-Tours

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour thru Tours by Locals instead of booking a tour with the cruise ship. Good idea! Our guide was John Martin and he showed us beautiful places. First stop was Upton Oaks Garden, a private garden shown only by appointment. Sue has...More

Thank Susan H
Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 1 week ago

Hello Susan, great to hear you enjoyed your experience in Marlborough. Sue's garden is truely amazing even on a wet day. John enjoyed showing you around our beautiful province, hope you come again, Cheers Will

Reviewed 27 October 2017

We stayed for three nights in Rose's and Will's new "Tree House" accommodation. We had a very warm welcome and courteous service. It is a quiet, very generous and tidy accommodation on the second floor with a very spatial view into tree tops and over...More

Thank Wisi W
Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for your review Wisi, we are pleased that you will be beck with us on your return trip after touring the South Island. Enjoy your travels and we will see you again soon. Cheers Will

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Where we stayed in Blenheim suggested a day out kayaking and seeing Royal Spoonbills and other birds. As we've never attempted this before we were rather apprehensive as neither of us are strong swimmers. However as the water was only waist deep we decided to...More

Thank llherr
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The owners, Will and Rose, are committed to ensuring their guests are comfortable and happy and will see the natural sites they hoped to see, in my case, the local flora and fauna and, especially, the Royal Spoonbill!

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

What an absolutely amazing place to stay the accommodation was brilliant with great attention to detail. Rose and Will were perfect hosts and made us extremely welcome. We loved the kayaks a first for both of us at the grand age of 68 although after...More

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Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 23 March 2016

It was a delight to have you both stay with us and explore the wonders of this area by kayak. We hope you continue to explore and would love to have you again. Cheers.

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"Very quiet, great few!"
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"We felt compelled by our surrounding to leave the gadgets in the car and just relax."
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"This is private accommodation away from town on the edge of an estuary and bird reserve. A very special..."
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