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Farewell Spit Eco Tours

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#1 of 5 things to do in Collingwood Features Animals
6 Tasman Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8257
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Wonderful Tour

This is a fabulous tour which takes you the full length of Farewell Spit at the top of New... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wendhmagz
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Waihi, New Zealand
Amazing and awe inspiring

This was one of the highlight of all my travels today. I had the pleasure being on the trip with... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
R2d2rt
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6 Tasman Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
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+64 3-524 8257
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous tour which takes you the full length of Farewell Spit at the top of New Zealand's South Island. According to our tour driver, it's either windy or very windy on the spit and we struck a perfect day with no wind!...More

Thank wendhmagz
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This was one of the highlight of all my travels today. I had the pleasure being on the trip with Tony today. we started off at Collingwood and headed to Cape Farewell, the to Fossil Point and then to the Farewell Spit. What made this...More

Thank R2d2rt
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Farewell Spit Eco Tours is the only commercial company authorised to drive the length of the spit so we felt lucky to go where most other people cannot go. Our trip left Collingwood at 1.30 (it is dependent on tides). Our driver was cheerful and...More

Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Gannet Colony Tour was everything I wanted! Our guide was friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, and was always telling us something interesting. It's long but well worth the time if you like wildlife. The tour goes where the average person cannot go, so you get to...More

Thank taace1i1a
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I love collecting geographical extremities , so had a great day on Farewell Spit. Our tour went at 2 pm , but all depends on the tide times The guides were excellent , the scenery superb - lots of blowing sand - and the coffee...More

Thank flatworm
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our day began at 8.30 and each day's tour departs at a different time to suit the tides. Well publicised start times a sianle for months ahead which made booking easy. Expertly run tour with everything you could wish for on such a day. Our...More

Thank Koshla1491
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We took the Farewell Spit Eco tour and enjoyed it. Lots of driving but we learned a lot and the stops were very good. Our trip went from 10:30 - 5:00 but the hours for the tours vary significantly (based on tides). We had gone...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 6 March 2017

'Must do' value for money tour with friendly and very experienced and knowledgable guide (Paddy), visiting Cape Farewell, Fossil Point and the lighthouse on Farewell Spit.

Thank ValianBrisbane
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Absolutely fantastic tour, could not fault it. Informative and fun guide. Highly recommend this tour

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic day, our tour guide was great. With great commentary throughout our trip, he explained all the history for this region which was very interesting, we never got bored on this 6 hour tour. The light house and old cottages were wonderful...More

Thank Claudia P
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