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Port Ligar tour in the Marlborough Sounds

- Life in the Sunken Valleys

5 Day Pelorus Sounds Tour
Marlborough, South Island, NZ




Marlborough Sounds Tour fitness level

Experience life in the remote outer Te Hoiere, Pelorus Sound, exploring the beautiful surroundings with guided walks and meeting the locals.

Join us on this fully-escorted 5-day adventure in the Marlborough Sounds, one of New Zealand's most beautiful destinations. 

Spend your days exploring Port Ligar, D'Urville Island and the surrounding Marlborough Sounds. Meet the locals, learn of the natural history, hear intriguing stories and be fascinated by the local wildlife.


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.

Tour Highlights

  • 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 where local Kaumātua Terry Savage; who will speak to you about the historic significance of the island for it argillite manufacturing .

  • Day walk at Port Ligar farm (optional)

  • 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)

  • One way return 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

  • Driftwood Eco Tour's makes donations to the Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust 

  • 2 experienced tour guides on each tour, so we can personalize your experience for you.

Tour Departure Dates:

Sun 16th April 2023

(Blue cod and snapper fishing) ​

Tour Price:

NZ$3,600 per person

Twin share, private bathroom. Due to the limited availability of accommodation single supplement will be by negotiation.

Group Size:

8 + 2 Driftwood Guides

Tour Duration:

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.


Meet new friends, try new things.

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"A great experience to see new sights and meet new people, Cheers"
Murray Duke
"What a wonderful experience we all enjoyed, the remote and wild country, the luxurious lodge, the wonderful company and, of course, our superb hosts".
John and Pam Neal

Tour Inclusions:

  • 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

Please Note: You are welcome to bring your own wine, however any empty bottles must also be packed out.

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.  

Other Details

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. 

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