Driftwood whales were built on Collingwood Beach over Easter, looking out to Farewell Spit, where many whales were stranded earlier in the year.
Posted by Farewell Spit Eco Tours on 20 April 2017
There's still a month left to visit the current summer exhibition at the Golden Bay Museum featuring Onetahua-Farewell Spit.
Posted by Farewell Spit Eco Tours on 17 March 2017farewell spit farewell spit lighthouse
Pests like stoats and rats can be a problem on Farewell Spit, threatening local native birdlife. Since 2012 Farewell Spit Tours have been trapping these pests and the results are definitely starting to show.
Posted on 8 March 2017
Posted in Pest trapping;Tags: farewell spit pest trapping wildlife conservation
The superpod of whales (on the right) approaches the area where the stranded whales are lying
Posted by Sue on 12 February 2017
Posted in Whales;Tags: farewell spit whale stranding pilot whales
Summer is gannet season on Farewell Spit. The Australasian gannet colony, at the far seaward tip of the spit, is New Zealand's only gannet colony at sea level (or almost)...
Posted by Sue Farley on 4 November 2016Tags: farewell spit Australasian gannets Eco Tours New Zealand Bird Watching New Zealand