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Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park Tracks

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Lots of sand and big sky

Really enjoyed my visit to Farewell spit. Parking was plentiful and enjoyed the approx 1hr sign... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pete M
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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 1 March 2018
Fort William, United Kingdom
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Freeman Access Road | Wharariki Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to Farewell spit. Parking was plentiful and enjoyed the approx 1hr sign posted walk across the spit and back around along the very big sandy beach. Certainly feels like you are at the edge of things and got to see a...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a map, farewell spit is impressive and way off the beaten path. The actual area is massive and a little under/overwhelming. It can be quite windy so be prepared for the elements. You can walk out 4 km and enjoy nature, looking back at...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 1 March 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

1  Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed 23 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
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
Reviewed 3 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

Thank richmich256
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

Thank Voyage669885
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank efaz326
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

1  Thank AlexMeester
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