Eco Tours for Seniors in New Zealand


New Zealand is a truly beautiful country. All around our incredible country you will find natural wonders, wonderful people with amazing stories, intriguing history and inspiring scenery.

Joining a guided tour is an excellent way to see New Zealand – whether by bus, private tour guide or joining small, intimate groups. Some tour operators, such as Driftwood Eco-Tours, specialise in off the beaten track tours, taking you to places few ever see or know about.

Eco tours with Driftwood Eco-Tours
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If you want to see the best of New Zealand, but leave as little footprint as possible, then joining an eco tour will help conserve our beautiful country and support sustainable tourism operators.

Look out for Qualmark ratings on tour operator websites. These ratings mean that the business has been independently validated for their quality of service. Driftwood Eco-Tours has a Gold rating – for Light Footprint, Safe & Sound, and Warm Welcome.

Their small-group eco tours for seniors explore rural New Zealand in the comfort of their vehicles, include gentle walks, visiting unique icons, meeting interesting people and enjoying home-cooked meals while making new friends.

Eco tours for Seniors in New Zealand
Copyright: Driftwood Eco Tours

Driftwood Eco-Tours go the extra mile to protect our environment. Qualmark Gold rated, Driftwood Eco-Tours sponsor a range of projects and trusts for the restoration and conservation of New Zealand.

Copyright: Driftwood Eco-Tours – Yellow Breasted Tomtit

Ideal for seniors, you can choose from a range of tour options. Explore D’Urville Island in a once in a lifetime visit, try blue cod fishing and connect with the locals. The St James Wild Horse Sale in North Canterbury occurs only once every 2 years, making this a fun and interesting feature for this tour. Beautiful Kaikoura – framed by sea and mountains – is a tour that incorporates history, farming and scenery all in one.

For photograghy lovers, Driftwood Eco-Tours offer a couple special tours photographing alpine flowers and wildlife. combined with award-winning wildlife photographer Rebecca Bowater, into some beautiful New Zealand alpine scenery. These tours are designed for seniors, so hiking is not required, though some flat gentle walking is included.

Whatever your passion, joining a guided eco tour for seniors is a great way to explore New Zealand, safely and with little impact on the environment.

Get out and do something new New Zealand!

Anna Hayes


Anna Hayes

I'm a passionate Kiwi with a huge love for the outdoors, photography, sports, my kids, healthy living and everything New Zealand. I've worked for many years in the tourism and internet industry, and I love supporting clean green New Zealand.

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