D’Urville Island & Marlborough Sounds Scenic Tour

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April 15, 2024
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6 Days
Availability : April 15-20, 2024
Max People : 2 - 8
Tour Details

Come with us to discover D’Urville Island and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds an incredibly special experience. Stay on D’Urville Island, meet some of the locals, find out about the rich history and what it is like to live this remote island at the outer Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy a fishing trip to catch your own dinner and stay three nights on this amazing island. Delight in a day on the water, cruising on the famous Pelorus Mail Boat Cruise overnighting in Havelock, the Green Lipped Mussel Capital of the World, an unforgettable trip.

What to Bring: Suitable layered clothing, a light raincoat, light walking shoes, insect repellent, camera, small torch.

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Price Includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation on D’Urville Island
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Havelock
  • 5 evening dining experience
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 breakfasts
  • D’Urville Island transfers
  • D’Urville Island fishing trip
  • Pelorus Mail Boat Cruise
  • Marlborough winery lunch

Day 1Blenheim - D’Urville Island

Pick-ups from in and around Blenheim, we drive to Pelorus Bridge for lunch, then we journey to French Pass in the outer Marlborough Sounds to meet our barge that will ferry us across to D’Urville Island then another boat trip to our accommodation for the next three nights, enjoy dinner at the lodge. LD.

Day 2D’Urville Island

After breakfast at the lodge, we head off to meet our local island guide. 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 returning to the lodge and time to relax before dinner. B.MT. L.D

Day 3D'Urville Island

After breakfast we will go on a fishing trip to catch our own lunch! The fishing is rather good and won’t take long, enjoy seeing more of the island from the water. The afternoon is free time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the island. BLD

Day 4D’Urville Island - Havelock

After breakfast we catch a boat ride then the barge across to French Pass and the Mainland. You’ll have stunning views of the outer Marlborough Sounds and across to the Abel Tasman and Golden Bay areas as we drive to Havelock, free time to explore the township this afternoon, great little museum to visit, art gallery, cafes, shopping etc, or enjoy the garden setting of our motel, before going out for dinner tonight. BLD

Day 5Havelock - Marlborough Sounds - Havelock

Breakfast at a local cafe before boarding the famous Pelorus Mail Boat cruise. Today you will spend much of the day on the water, enjoy amazing scenery and learning about the history and life of people in the Marlborough Sounds. Returning to shore mid-afternoon and time to relax with a 2nd night stay in Havelock before going out to a seafood restaurant. BLD

Day 6Havelock - Blenheim

This morning we take the scenic drive around the shoreline and bays of the many bush clad bays of Queen Charlotte to Picton where you have some free time to explore the shops. Enjoying a Marlborough winery visit for lunch and tastings before your tour ends about 3pm with drop offs as arranged. B L


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P. Campbell

Solo Traveller

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to D’Urville Island and the Sounds. The ladies on the tour were all lovely and all made me feel very welcome. It was a great group. The accommodation was superb and we were extremely well fed. The freshly caught fish at D’Urville Lodge and the mussels in Havelock were amazing. The tour was all I hoped it would be and enabled me to fill in another unexplored part of NZ.

April 17, 2023

Hilary W.

Group Traveller

We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed the fishing we had lots of laughs and I came home thoroughly refreshed and looking forward to another trip further down the track. We are passing the word around about how fantastic it was.

April 12, 2023

Ruth A.

Solo Traveller

I really loved the trip. An excellent birthday gift to myself. It felt Like I had been away for weeks when I returned. I had not experienced the outer Marlborough Sounds.
The Tour was so varied, lots of stops, great views, and excellent accommodation. Information was interesting. I liked the small group too

February 28, 2021

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