PORT LIGAR TOUR
5 Day Tour to Port Ligar, Pelorus Sounds, Marlborough
Experience life in the remote outer Te Hoiere, Pelorus Sound, exploring the beautiful surroundings with guided walks and meeting the locals.
Departing from Blenheim, you will board the ‘Taroa’ for a private boat charter with Pelorus Tours’ hosts Gary and Ellen Orchard. Gary whose family name is synonymous with the Marlborough Sounds has a bounty of local stories past and present. Points of interest along the way including blue cod fishing, local wildlife and a visit to a mussel farm. Your destination is Waitata Accommodation, nestled amongst native bush and overlooking the Waiata Reach.
The tour highlight is a guided day walk at Port Ligar. Farmed for generations by the Shand family, it is now owned by 3 families who are dedicated to continue the Shand legacy - maintaining the environmental values of this exceptional property. The 6 hour loop walk includes the Sir Bernard Fergusson Reserve and steep farmland, with awe inspiring views over D’Urville Island and Chetwoods.
Visit Bulwer, a seaside depot for ships in the 1800s and pop in for a cup of tea with the McCauley’s, for stories of their fishing ancestors.
You’ll explore D'Urville Island, hearing the stories of the early inhabitants. You will experience views over the mineral belt, farmland and outlying islands.
Twin share, private bathroom. Due to the limited availability of accommodation single supplement will be by negotiation.
8 including your Driftwood Guides
4 nights, 5 days
2 SUV vehicles with driver/guides
Twin share at the beautiful Waitata Lodge with our local hosts Debra and Mike Brennan. Twin share and shared bathrooms.
There is a loop bush walk at the Lodge and private beach.
Fully escorted tour in SUV vehicles with two driver/guides
Return to the same comfortable lodge accommodation each night
Views over the Outer and Pelorus Sounds, Cook Strait and Tasman Bay
Day trip to D'Urville Island
Day walk at Port Ligar farm
Afternoon tea at the historic settlement at Bulwer
Private charter boat tour with Perlorus Eco Tours with commentary by local historian Gary Orchard
See the Chetwood Islands (weather permitting)
Road trip from the Outer Sounds back to Blenheim via the French Pass scenic drive
All catering provided, a menu designed for your tour by Karaka Cuisine
Pick up and drop off from anywhere in Blenheim
4 nights accommodation
All catering (alcoholic drinks are byo)
Access fees to private and DoC property
Charter boat trip in the Pelorus Sound and ferry ride to D'Urville Island