Experience the heart of rural New Zealand, and those who live there. Embrace warm hospitality, rich heritage and natural splendor as you explore the high country and coastal farms and gardens at the top of New Zealand’s South Island.
Join us on a 4-day adventure into the hearts and lives of rural New Zealand. Meet the locals and hear intriguing stories as you explore one of New Zealand's most iconic heritage farms.
Combine this amazing environment with our friendly and experienced tour guides and a great group of people, all sharing similar interests.
All accommodation, transport and meals are organised for you.
Meeting local farming families
See farming in action
Photo opportunities along the way
No driving, just sight seeing
Small group (8 max)
Stories from your guide and experienced driver
Lovely time of the year to travel
You can spend a few days in the Marlborough wine province either side of your tour.
Experience the real New Zealand
2 experienced tour guides on each tour, so we can personalize your experience for you.
Tour Departure Dates:
Monday 27th March 2023
Depart: Blenheim between
It is suggested to book early to
NZ$3,350 per person
Twin share. Due to the nature of rural accommodation, single supplement is not available.
8 + 2 Driftwood Guides
3 nights, 4 days
Ten seater Hiace 4x4 van with covered luggage trailer.
Because of the nature or where we travel, our accommodation is comfortable but limited.Therefore if you are a solo traveller, you will be asked to share a bedroom and bathroom on the first and third nights.
Night 1, 4 bedroom farm quarters, shared bathroom, twin share.
Night 2, private unit at motel in Hanmer Springs.
Night 3, Private lodge in Kaikoura township, own bathroom, twin share.
Meet new friends, try new things.
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"Unforgettable, memorable, quite laid back but at same time completely organised."
All accommodation and meals, (does not include alcoholic beverages).
Pick up in the Blenheim area, just let us know where you are staying. We can make recommendations.
All fees and passes we pay to our rural hosts and the Department of Conservation. (You will need to pay for the hot pool).
Guided tour of Flaxmere Garden
For each Molesworth tour we give $300 to the Seddon School for its vegetable garden development.
Travel with peace of mind, we do our very best to reduce our impact on climate change by donating to the establishment of native forest at Puhi Peaks conservation reserve in Kaikoura, the only nesting site of the Huttons shearwater.
Please Note: You are welcome to bring your own wine, however any empty bottles must also be packed out.
Do you need help with organising transport, flights or travel insurance for your tour? We can refer you to a person who can organise your travel and travel insurance before and after your tour. Just let us know how as early as possible.
We 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. Please read this here.
Want to create your own private tour? Talk to us about creating a completely customised personal tour for you, your partner, family or friends. We would love your dreams become reality.