Painted Lighthouse - June 2016

In early June 2016 the scaffolding and mesh was removed and the freshly painted tower was revealed

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Posted by Shelley on 8 June 2016

Lighthouse maintenance

From February 2016 until the beginning of June, the Farewell Spit Lighthouse Tower was shrouded in mesh over scaffolding while it was being sand and water blasted ready for painting.

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Posted by Shelley on 6 March 2016

Another lovely morning on Farewell Spit

Nice light on the beach and waves this morning at Fossil point.

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Posted by Paddy on 15 May 2014


The Gannets arrive at this time of year to choose their nest site and catch up with their "special mate".

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Posted on 21 August 2013

Tags: gannet farewell spit golden bay colony

Godwits Just Arrived on Farewell Spit

Just recieved a text from the folk on the Spit today that they have seen our first arrivals from Alaska for this season.

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Posted by Paddy on 29 November 2012

Tags: golden bay godwits farewell spit