In order to minimise our environmental impact we operate to strict conditions monitored by the Department of Conservation.

To enhance the environment on Farewell Spit we are trapping Stoats, Rats and Opossums.  We also monitor other pests in co-operation with Department of Conservation pest control programmes.

Daily rubbish collection during the tours and annual or as needed beach clean-up trips involving the local schools and other groups are ongoing.

Our vehicles are maintained to a high standard to ensure their minimal environmental impact.

Every visitor with whom we share Farewell Spit leaves with a greater appreciation for the environment.

Our Tours

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

Most people choose the Eco Tour which, as well as exploring the spit, stops in Puponga and at the most northern point on the South island, Cape Farewell. From the...

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Gannet colony Tour

There are approx. 5000 birds here and we can visit most of the time between September and April. Viewing Gannets is a two way process - the birds are known...

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Lighthouse Tour

The Lighthouse Tour is approximately four and a half hours. You will be collected from the gate at the entrance to the nature reserve and enjoy the same experience on...

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Wader Watch Tour

The focus is on the migrant waders and we can do this tour between September and April. We travel to Farewell Spit as the tide is rising and spend time...

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