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Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park Tracks

Freeman Access Road | Wharariki Road, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9339
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The section you can visit without a tour.

There are a number of tracks to explore along the initial stretch of Farewell Spit without the need... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
redsgothenburg
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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Parents with prams - read

We went out with my toddler and partner, t'was a great walk but tips for parents with prams - go... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Maria C
,
Wellington, New Zealand
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“soft sand” (2 reviews)
“great walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Freeman Access Road | Wharariki Road, New Zealand
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+64 3-546 9339
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"soft sand"
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"great walk"
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"low tide"
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"dunes"
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

There are a number of tracks to explore along the initial stretch of Farewell Spit without the need for a tour. We started out from the DOC car park and made our way along the inner side of the Spit. Good walking on the sand...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went out with my toddler and partner, t'was a great walk but tips for parents with prams - go when it's low tide, preferably JUST after high tide - where there is hard sand. We were all good going out but coming back was...More

Thank Maria C
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is a beautiful and remote part of the New Zealand coast. The walks from the two car parks here are reasonably easy although some of the sections are over soft sand which can be hard going. Note that some areas are not well signposted...More

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We drove to the spit carpark and followed the orange markers across the DOC farmland to the west coast beach, then up the beach to the marked track back to the east side of the spit and back to the car park. Wonderful sand scapes...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It's a great walk to the outer beach from the car park, through fields and the dunes. The beach itself for me is the most beautiful one on earth! You can see for miles with not another person in sight. It is very wide, especially...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Most of the spit is a nature reserve which is not open to the public unless on a nature reserve tour. The areas which can be accessed provide stunning views of the spit, Cooke strait and surrounding mountains. There is beach access and good hill...More

Thank Adventuresoftheanon
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I am from the South Island and hands down, this is the most incredible thing to go and see. It is absolutely breathtaking Not a very far drive (an easy drive) to get to and not a Hard walk but the view is unbelievably beautiful....More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A perfect way to discover the golden bay is to go to the parking at Pupongalate in the afternoon, maybe 1700 pm. From there we walked to the other side of the hills, mainly through typically NZ farmland, beautifull, before arriving at the enormous beach...More

Thank AlexMeester
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

walked to fossil point, along the west side of the spit and then across and back along the east. this way cuts down wind fatigue. The west is amazing, barren, wind swept and deserted, the east is complexly different. worth the 90 mins or so...More

Thank JLM3080
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were lucky enough to be here on a sunny day, the scenery was great and you are able to walk a short way up the spit.

Thank Ozfan77
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