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Farewell Spit Eco Tours

6 locals recommend

Tips from locals

Melanie And Gerard
Melanie And Gerard
May 27, 2019
A good way to explore the spit, and the only way to get to the very end. Its a long day and costs a lot, but worth it if you love the bird life and scenery.
November 26, 2018
A great guided trip to the end of Farewell Spit - well worth the money.
Gordon And Bess (And Family)
Gordon And Bess (And Family)
October 22, 2018
Farewell Spit is 40km long, the longest natural sandbar in the world. Recently voted Number 35 in New Zealand's nationwide poll "101 Must -Dos for Kiwis". A renowned bird sanctuary, Farewell Spit is a summer home to thousands of migratory birds. The long crescent of sand, dunes and wetlands can be…
Amy & Tim
Amy & Tim
May 22, 2018
Head to collingwood to book your tour!
January 16, 2018

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“The Grove is a pretty magical place to visit. Roundtrip walk takes about 40 minutes and is relatively well kept with a gentle incline. The track makes its way easily upwards to a viewing platform through a series of limestone blocks, some sculpted into wonderful shapes by water. The tentacle-like roots of northern rātā trees that hang down many of the blocks create an eerie atmosphere. Nīkau palms are also a feature of the reserve. The Grove Scenic Reserve is about 8 km east of Takaka. At Clifton, turn off Abel Tasman Drive into Clifton Road, then into Rocklands Road. There is a small car park and picnic area about 1 km from Clifton.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“My favourite place to walk in a peaceful and interesting environment. If you want to escape the heat of summer or you're looking for a pleasant bush walk as an alternative to sand, the tracks that crisscross Milnthorpe make a pleasant place to be. With numerous entry points along the beach, SH60 and from Nelson Street, you can take your pick for where start your walk. For the most part the tracks are flat but because of tree roots and natural obstructions like the odd fallen tree etc, they’re not great for buggies You can come out at the river mouth but be careful of the changing tides and strong currents. You could also come out on Milnthorpe Beach, look for shells, crabs and pipi or build forts out of driftwood. While you walk, keep an eye out for sculptures hidden amongst the trees. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
““The best! Fresh homemade, wholesome, tasty, nourishing selection of sandwiches, savoury and sweet treats. Selection of local salamis, cheeses, chocolates. Budget friendly and massif portions!! Great coffees and hot chocs! Service in there is always impeccable!!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The track to Wharariki Beach travels over farm paddocks and through a section of coastal forest, before arriving a the beautiful windswept coast. The best time to visit is at low tide, when you can walk the length of the beach and take in spectacular coastlines, caverns, islands, and enormous sand dunes along the way. Source: DOC Sometimes baby seals are swimming near the rocks. Please keep your distance while viewing their wonderful antics.”
  • 31 locals recommend
“This is a must if you love salmon. Call in on your way back home, catch a salmon, they will fillet ,and smoke it ready for you to take home.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Collingwood, 7073
Phone03-524 8257