Farewell Spit
Image: Shellie Evans | ©



Farewell Spit, at the tip of the South Island, is New Zealand’s longest sand spit. Take a guided tour of this internationally-renowned bird sanctuary or explore Puponga Farm Park.

Find things to do and places to stay Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park

Over 90 bird species have been recorded in the area. Wharariki Beach is a seal breeding ground.

Horse treks are run by Cape Farewell Horse Treks.


Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 546 9339
Email nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
Hours Visitor centre hours and services

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