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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.

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 $185.00
Child $65.00 (0-15 years old)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience

Location

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

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 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 19 Jun to 2 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$185.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child$65.00

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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Paul Lovell from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2022

Pristine Farewell Spit

We had a lovely day. We enjoyed seeing a part of NZ in its natural state, a variety of bird life and even seals. The views were amazing.

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kathryng2 from New Zealand wrote on 16 October 2021

Farewell spit tour

Thoroughly enjoyed out trip with such a knowledgeable and passionate local!

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Linda from New Zealand wrote on 26 September 2021

Fantastic trip - nature at its best!

Had a great day on the Farewell Spit Tour, our guide Anton was full of knowledge and went out of his way to show us all points of interest. We saw a wonderful selection of birds and wildlife. The sand dunes were amazing and we stopped at the historic lighthouse for a walk and refreshments. Farewell Spit has an amazing feeling about it, you almost feel like you are encroaching on the privacy of the wildlife that live there. We also went to Fossil Point, which was great. A lot of the sand had moved and exposed the rocks due to recent flooding so it was very interesting. We also went to Cape Farewell lookout which was also good. Overall a great day, which far exceeded expectations. If you love the outdoors and nature, then you really need to do this trip! Thanks Anton for a great day!

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Nicolene Rademeyer from New Zealand wrote on 23 December 2021

Excellent

This trip was fabulous. Charles is fantastically knowledge. A very enjoyable experience.

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Nikki Hoare from New Zealand wrote on 20 October 2021

A must do trip

Fantastic trip with very informative and entertaining tour guide/driver. Lots of varied scenery, good stops for vantage points or bird and animal watching. A very unique place you can only visit fully with the tour.

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