Welcome, Eco Traveller

“The cabin is in a sensational location and this is by far our best Airbnb experience yet!”-- Sarah B, Wellington

Driftwood Retreat & Eco-Tours, New Zealand.


Find the best of New Zealand’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

We are based in Marlborough, at the top of the South Island and have had the privilege of sharing our incredible environment since 2004. Choose from kayaking, hiking, walking, cycling or travel in comfort by air conditioned 4WD van.

Tours are personalised or scheduled, many are on private land, thanks to the generosity of people we know well.

Our values are to be the best possible stewards of the environment. This is backed up by our environmental initiatives, such as planting one native tree for every tour.

Let us show you the real Marlborough and New Zealand through telling the stories of Maori and Pakeha who came here before us. Let us guide you with our knowledge and curiosity about the plants, birds and other animals of this diverse area.

Stay in our eco retreat overlooking our protected wetland.

Find out about our tours and see more of Will's stunning nature photography by clicking on our tour page.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of nature,

Will and Rose Parsons and the Driftwood team.