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Farewell Spit Tour

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.

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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 $160.00
Child $58.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 7 hours 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 August 04 to August 10

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4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$111.00
  • Child$58.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00
  • Child$58.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00
  • Child$58.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00
  • Child$58.00

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

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

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Wendy van Wijngaarden from Netherlands wrote on 13 December 2019

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Even better than I expected!

The Farewell Spit Eco tour was such a fun, informative and impressive tour!! We had a great guide, the surroundings are just amazing and I loved seeing all the seals and birds. Driving on the beach in that bus was a great experience as well. I highly recommend this tour for all ages!

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Todd from New Zealand wrote on 09 October 2019

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A great day out

Very informative and enjoyable trip.Best way to explore and understand all of farewell spit.Grat views and up close with the wild life.Well worth the price.

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Janet from New Zealand wrote on 03 August 2020

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Farewell Spit

Loved it. Paddy was so knowledgeable, strongly recommend as a winter trip; simply stunning!

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Ali from New Zealand wrote on 13 March 2020

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Fantastic

Excellent tour well worth doing to go all the way to the lighthouse

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Jillian Miller from New Zealand wrote on 04 March 2020

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Well worth doing.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Farewell Spit tours. Very friendly staff with great local knowledge and a real passion for preserving the spit and its wildlife. Scenery rugged and spectacular. So much history. Muffins were great! Weather on our tour was overcast so could not appreciate the amazing sunrise. But had a great day all the same.

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