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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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A unique experience

This is a 'must' for everyone. Very good level of service at both the counter and the actual 4wd... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Zealand
Amazing experience

This trip started off nice and early which was great as we got to see the most beautiful sunrise... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sophie T
Nelson, 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 good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6 Tasman Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
+64 3-524 8257
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 13 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 8 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 23 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 28 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
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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
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