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Farewell Spit Eco Tours

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6 Tasman Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8257
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Farewell Spit - Amazing

A group of us went on this tour, it was excellent. The environment was incredible. Very sandy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lou M
Wellington, New Zealand
A really rewarding and informative day

Our driver Tony was brilliant! So knowledgeable and entertaining and really knows his stuff. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Farewell Spit Eco Tours began in 1946 as the mail delivery to the lighthouse keepers on Farewell spit. Farewell Spit is a nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Summer home to wading birds from the Arctic and also a growing Gannet colony near the end. Our hand picked local guides love to share their knowledge with people from all over the world, many of whom return on subsequent visits to our country.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6 Tasman Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8257
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went on this tour, it was excellent. The environment was incredible. Very sandy and windy - recommend taking a hat/scarf - something that will stay securely on. The information provided was interesting and informative. Cup of tea/coffee and a delicious muffin...More

Thank Lou M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver Tony was brilliant! So knowledgeable and entertaining and really knows his stuff. This was a full and enjoyable day. We felt privileged to get to go along Farewell Spit to the protected area and saw amazing wildlife and had a constant commentary of...More

Thank Binny67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 'must' for everyone. Very good level of service at both the counter and the actual 4wd trip along to the end of the spit. Actual departure times vary depending upon the tide.We did the 'Farewell Spit tour' (around 6-1/2 hours). Adequate time...More

Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This trip started off nice and early which was great as we got to see the most beautiful sunrise. The tour was informative and gave us plenty of time to stop at different things on the way such as seals laying on the beach and...More

1  Thank Sophie T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This is one part of NZ that's out of the way for most South island trips. We made the deliberate effort this time to spend time in this corner of Golden Bay. Having come this far. We felt compelled to make the journey to the...More

Thank DanWu2014
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the money, only way to get out to the end of the spit. Great tour guide/driver, very knowledgeable and keeps you well informed with facts from the area. Really great place to visit, including visiting the lighthouse and buildings, lots of wild life...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

fantastic commentary, informative and fun just a wonderful bunch of people, no silent spots and not boring a whole tour of information, history and a really good laugh would definitely recommend that you do this tour!

Thank Collingwoodforus
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful part of NZ. A great day enjoying Farewell Spit. Thanks guys for making it such an incredible experience.

Thank lmgunson
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Whilst not an exciting adventure, this was a really pleasant day out to a place travellers can't visit independently. Interesting history and beautiful scenery. The tour guide was knowledgeable and kept us entertained. Such a beautiful area and definitely worth doing.

Thank burgerlicious
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We absolutely loved this experience - all 6 hours of it. The scenery was spectacular, the bus was comfortable and the fun was stopping on a whim to explore something interesting to one of the passengers.

Thank Lance D
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