Farewell Spit Tours
Farewell Spit is a nature reserve and a wetland of international importance right at the northern tip of the South Island.
The Farewell Spit Tour began as the mail run to the lighthouse keepers at the tip of this 35km sand bar more than 70 years ago.
Today, Farewell Spit Tours has the only permit to visit the gannet colony 2km beyond the Lighthouse. The tour also visits Cape Farewell, one of the huge sand dunes and fossil point.
Between September and April, you can also observe large numbers of godwits, knots and other arctic waders roosting here at high tide.
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