4WD D’Urville Island - Marlborough High Country Tag-along Tour

Bring your own 4WD to explore the new coastline of Marlborough and visit D’Urville Island on this new 4WD adventure.


Tour Itinerary

Stay on a Waihopai Valley high country station for two nights to drive on the farm tracks and see the historic Musterers huts and enjoy the farm hospitality. Drive to the outer Marlborough Sounds to catch a barge for a very special experience to drive on D’Urville Island. Hear about the rich history and life on the island from our guide and as you drive over this remote island. Enjoy a fishing trip to catch your own dinner!


An unforgettable 4WD tour from the mountains to the sea.

Day 1: Blenheim to Awatere Valley to Waihopai Valley

8.30 Meet at the Blenheim Railway Station. Follow your guide as we explore the newly formed coastline of Marlborough for the morning, enjoy lunch in the homestead of an olive grower before proceeding to our accommodation in the Waihopai Valley on a Station. Here we stay for two nights.  Your guide is getting the apron out to cook a BBQ dinner for you tonight. LD

Day 2: Waihopai Valley

Today we are driving on two different back country stations in the Waihopai Valley. The farmer will be accompanying us on our tour through her/his property giving us the history and stories, lots of amazing views and farm hospitality. After this stunning day we will have dinner in the homestead tonight with the owners, enjoying a lovely roast dinner. BLD

Day 3: Waihopai Valley to French Pass to D’Urville Island

We drive down Waihopai Valley, refuel along the way to the outer Marlborough Sounds to French Pass to meet our barge to transport us to Kapowai Bay, D’Urville Island.  We then drive 40 minutes to Catherine Cove arriving mid-afternoon. We stay for two nights at the Wilderness Lodge; the accommodation is modern styled cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Dinner at 7.00pm at the lodge tonight. BLD

Day 4: D’Urville Island

Drive in convoy over D’Urville Island with our local guides, learn about the rich history and what it is like to live on this remote island. Enjoy morning tea and lunch at scenic spots with amazing views before arriving back at Catherine Cove in time for a fishing trip to catch your own dinner tonight. BLD

Day 5: D’Urville Island - Havelock to Blenheim

Drive to the southern part of the island to meet our barge to transport us back to French Pass on the mainland. Enjoy the views of the outer Marlborough Sounds and across to the Abel Tasman and Golden Bay areas, we then drive back to Havelock for lunch, then on to Blenheim for our end of tour goodbyes. B


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Tour includes

  • Accomodation

  • Meals

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