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Farewell Spit Nature Experience

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Farewell Spit Nature Experiences provides high quality nature tours. Its your chance to see another world and to visit some of New Zealand's most remote and spectacular locations
Puponga - Pakawau Road | Puponga, Collingwood 7083, New Zealand
+64 800 250 500
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

My partner and I really enjoyed our tour - our guide was very informative and friendly, providing information about the local area and bird life along the way (and the way back). It was fantastic to be able to go out on the Spit, which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NatashaW423
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Good trip to Farewell Point with great cliff-top views and watching seals frolicking in the surf. From there on to the Spit itself crossing the dunes from the inside to the outside where the wind was really blowing. Trip down to fossil point, nice rocks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike M
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We must have jagged the most perfect day to do this tour as it was just simply fantastic. The tour is based on the tides so it start time varies. The landscape was just stunning with shear cliff faces, a beautiful beach, wildlife including birds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

By far one of the best sand excursion I have had the pleasure to go on, would highly recommend it, our driver and tour guide was full of knowledge of the whole area and helped make it a real fun day,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pops46Kiama
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had great fun and learnt so much visiting the most northern tip of the South Island. My husband had always wanted to come here after seeing it on maps all his life. We finally got to do it. The driver / guide was a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank margbla
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Like most things in NZ, this was a bit pricey, but we really enjoyed the experience. Glad we took the tour.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NZfan02
Reviewed February 16, 2018

This was an experience my hubby and I were so pleased to have done(has been on our bucket list for a long time).Our driver(Tony) was a great tour guide with loads of information on the Spit.Rate this tour VERY HIGHLY.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank gordonpatmac
Reviewed January 1, 2018

an impressive tour with a driver who clearly knew his stuff about the local flora and fauna which he was prepared to share. A very enjoyable and informative day in perfect conditions (sunny, warm and not much wind, so we did not get sandblasted!). Happy...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Robert P
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We had a terrific driver, who was very knowledgable on history, environment, seals and birdlife; he provided an outstanding commentary. Cheerful small group tour was excellent. The end of trip tour to Cape Farewell is a bit bumpy but is a great sight once you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank RossC1642
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Even more than the beautiful landscape itself, we enjoyed the information given by our tour guide (Tony?). He was able to provide detailed accounts of animal life, sand formations, local history and more. His expertise as a guide and driver made the experience worthwhile.

Date of experience: December 2017
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