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Farewell Spit Nature Experience

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An experience you won’t forget

We must have jagged the most perfect day to do this tour as it was just simply fantastic. The tour... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Townsville, Australia
via mobile
Another World

By far one of the best sand excursion I have had the pleasure to go on, would highly recommend it... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
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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 8 October 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

Thank wilfredog
Reviewed 18 May 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,

Thank pops46Kiama
Reviewed 2 April 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

Thank margbla
Reviewed 25 February 2018

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

Thank NZfan02
Reviewed 17 February 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.

Thank gordonpatmac
Reviewed 1 January 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

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 30 December 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

Thank RossC1642
Reviewed 21 December 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.

Thank cork95
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Just an absolutely brilliant trip that has to be done if in the area. It is one of those trips that any previous knowledge would ruin so I'm not going into detail here. However, the guide was extremely knowledgeable, timing was perfect and everything just...More

Thank R3425KODavid
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Notwithstanding that I was born in Golden Bay, I had not been out to the lighthouse since the mid 60s. It was something I had been meaning to do on one of my many visits to the bay but "hadnt got around to it". It...More

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