Fossil Point

Fossil Point is recognised as the base of Farewell Spit - the area where the land drops off the high rugged sandstone cliffs that run north from Wharariki to Puponga and down on to the flat coastal sands on the spit itself. It's a beautiful meeting place of ocean and land where busy pied oystercatchers strut along the surf-line and big gulls wheel on the swirling air currents above. Look closely here and you'll see small fossilised shells and worms outlined in the rock at the base of the cliffs. Fossil Point is best seen on our Farewell Spit Tour.