Farewell Spit Tour

Full day
From NZ$160 per person NZ$58 Child under 16 yrs ANZCRO
NZ$58 Child under 16 yrs ANZCRO

At 35kms long and more protected than a National Park, public acccess to Farewell Spit is usually restricted to the first 4 kms, however this tour travels the full length of the spit aboard a robust 4WD vehicle.

Departing from Collingwood, tour duration is 6.5 hours.

As your travel along the beach, actual departure times are dependent on the tides and will be advised on confirmation of booking.

Note:  As it is 2.5 hours drive from Nelson to Collingwood, we recommend over-nighting in Takaka pre or post this tour.

Highlights

  • Cape Farewell, the South Island's most northerly point and home to seals and their pups
  • Fossil Point, where old fossils expose themselves among the rocks and sea life abounds in rock pools nearby
  • Climb the lighthouse and have refreshments in the keepers cottage
  • Learn some of the Maori legends about the spit
  • Climb a sandhill for panoramic views of the ocean beach and the parade of dunes
  • View migrant waders from the arctic circle feeding during our spring, summer and autumn

 

Description & Highlights

At 35kms long and more protected than a National Park, public acccess to Farewell Spit is usually restricted to the first 4 kms, however this tour travels the full length of the spit aboard a robust 4WD vehicle.

Departing from Collingwood, tour duration is 6.5 hours.

As your travel along the beach, actual departure times are dependent on the tides and will be advised on confirmation of booking.

Note:  As it is 2.5 hours drive from Nelson to Collingwood, we recommend over-nighting in Takaka pre or post this tour.

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