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Farewell Spit Tour

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Come on an extra special eco journey to Farewell Spit a protected nature reserve and home to New Zealand's longest sand spit.

Highlights

  • Sand Spit - Explore the pristine 26km sand spit
  • Puponga - The northernmost point of the South Island to view seals basking on the rocks and spectacular coastal cliffs
  • Fossil Point - View the array of exposed fossils and wormcasts and sea life found in the exposed rock pools
  • Sand Hills - Scale the magnificent dunes for outstanding panoramic views of the Tasman coastline, intertidal plain and 8km recession of the tides.

*** Certificate Of Excellence Winner 2013 ***

Join Farewell Spit Tours on an incredible journey through a nature lover's paradise.

Farewell Spit, the longest sand spit in New Zealand at 26km, is an ecological treasure trove just waiting to be discovered. Enjoy the vast array of wildlife and marine life, the historic lighthouse, imposing sand dunes, coastal cliffs and diverse Maori history with outstanding panoramic views as a beautiful backdrop.

Your local and friendly guides are passionate about the history and ecology of this protected nature reserve and will ensure you get the most out of your journey of discovery.

With over 15,000 Godwits and Knots and a whole host of other native and introduced species to be seen, this is a wildlife spectacle you simply cannot miss out on.

Find out for yourself why Captain Cook affectionately named this stunning region Farewell on his departure from New Zealand and come and immerse yourself in nature.


Location: Collingwood, Golden Bay. Two and a half hours drive from Nelson

Adult $155.00
Child $58.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 7 hours duration for the whole experience

Restrictions

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***

    The tour departure times are influenced by tides, so booking times are indicative at best. Departure times on the day range between 6am and 4pm. It is ESSENTIAL to follow the booking instructions on your bookme.co.nz confirmation to get the exact departure times from Collingwood on the day from the operator.

    Minimum numbers will apply for a tour to go ahead

Available Bookings from October 24 to October 30

Change Dates

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4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$58.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$58.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$58.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$58.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$58.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$58.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Elena Venuti from Italy wrote on 06 January 2018

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Awesome experience even with bad weather

The tour far exceeded our expectations, we were worried about the weather but in the end it didn’t turn out that bad - we even experienced one of the most breathtaking sunset ever! Our guide was excellent and gave us lots of interesting information, and patiently waited for all those who were extra slow in taking pics ;-) Highly recommend and absolutely worth the price! Thank you Farewell Spit eco tours!!

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Judit Andrea Juhasz from Hungary wrote on 28 January 2018

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Fantastic day on Farewell Spit

We had a fantastic day on Farewell Spit with Farewell Spit Tour. We saw hundreds of lovely birds and also some seals. We admired Fossil Point, the sand dunes and also the light house at the end of the spit. Our guide, Tony, was great. He gave us a lot of interesting information on the birds and the area itself. All in all, we enjoyed this tour a lot and would recommend everyone to participate in it. Thanks for this adventure!

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Glenda Brooks from New Zealand wrote on 17 October 2017

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A Magical Day

More than we had hoped for - this day out with Eco Tours to Farewell Spit was one of those days where you’re not only getting to see and experience a remote and mystical part of New Zealand, you have on board a wonderful guide who has so much knowledge and passion - thanks Tony and Eco Tours - we loved the Spit, the seals, godwits, gannets, spoonbills, swans, oystercatchers, fossils, lighthouse, sand dunes, muffin, coffee - and the commentary. A special day.

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Stephen from New Zealand wrote on 10 May 2017

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Fantastic experience

Farewell Spit has been on my mind ever since I saw it out the window of a plane heading to Australia. I"m so glad I did the tour. It was an amazing day full of gorgeous scenery unlike any other I've experienced in New Zealand. Birdlife abounds as well as seals. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable with the history of the Spit and the surrounding area. The bus was very comfortable to ride in and there were plenty of opportunities to get out and explore. A must do while in New Zealand.

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Maxime from France wrote on 27 April 2017

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Fantastic visit!!!

This tour proposed by Farewell Eco Tour is an excellent experience to live in Golden Bay! It's fun to be in the red bus, with an interesting guide who explains the dynamics of the area, takes us to a sand dune and the lighthouse, and shows us the animals. We also see the beautiful Cape Farewell. I just regret that we are not taken to Wharariki Beach. Definitely go for it!

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