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Packing List

Exciting! You’re all booked and ready to go. Whether your departure date is near or still a while a way, we’ve collected some resources to help you prepare and learn about the area you’re visiting - in order for you to make the most of it when you’re there.


If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Even though most of our tours run through the spring and summer months, New Zealand can still have unpredictable weather. Therefore we suggest packing to cover all seasons!

Check out what we suggest bringing for your tour below.

Driftwood Eco Tours Port Ligar
  • Will I be up to the trip?
    The majority of our tours are tailored for people with a love of the outdoors and history but no longer want to hike or walk long distances. Most of our guests are 55 to 85 years young. If you have a particular medical condition that you think may affect your enjoyment and safety, we suggest that you talk to your GP and act on their advice. Please let us know well in advance if you are coming and have a medical condition so we can make your trip more comfortable.
  • Where will I stay before and after the tour?
    You will need to book your own accommodation for the nights before and after your tour. Please feel free to contact us for recommendations
  • What if I have a dietary restriction?
    Easy, just let us know when you book and we will let the resort manager know, if you have a complex or strict diet you will be asked to bring some of your own special products so we can keep you safe and well.
  • What will I need to bring?
    Each person is welcome to bring one suitcase and a day pack. Linen and towels are supplied. We will send you a full list of what to bring 1 month before your tour commences, you can also find a general packing list on our website under the "your tour" tab.
  • How do I get to Blenheim where the tour starts?
    You can fly to Blenheim, a small town in Marlborough at the top of the South Island direct from Auckland, from Christchurch it is a short stopover in Wellington. A regular ferry runs from Wellington to Picton, a transfer can be organised for you to Blenheim which is 20 minute drive. If you would like help setting up an itinerary talk to us and we can ask Trudi at House of Travel to help you make your plans line up.


Driftwood Eco Tours are committed to keeping everyone safe, including the people we visit, to achieve this we have put in place a Covid 19 code of practice. 

  • We require proof of vaccination upon booking.

  • We are essentially forming our own ‘bubble’ as we travel around. 

  • We have procedures for our tour vehicle cleaning and catering. 

What we ask of you:
  • You will need to carry your Covid Vaccine Passport on tour

  • Hand sanitizing is important to keep our team healthy, sanitizer is provided. 

  • Please sign into each public venue we visit, there is no need to sign into the tour vehicle. 

  • Please bring your own supply of face masks. We recommend that for the protection of all, that you bring on tour high quality masks; KN95, N95, P2

  • please let us know at once if you feel at all unwell. 



For our tour postponement policy for Covid 19, please see our terms and conditions.

For the latest up to date information please head to

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Looking for some reading before your tour?

We have compiled a reading list of books and article links related to our tours which you can download below:

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