Activities

Farewell Spit Tour

Most people choose our signature Farewell Spit Tour which, as well as exploring the spit, stops in Puponga and at the most northern point on the South island, Cape Farewell.
Duration 6.5 hours

We Provide

Refreshments are provided and meals can be arranged

Please Bring

Don't forget to bring - Camera, jacket, binoculars, and sunhat.

Duration

6 1/2 hours.

Other Information

Farewell Spit has been a sanctuary since the 1930's and provides home for over 90 species of bird, most importantly the waders. Bar tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones fly 12,000km every Northern Hemisphere autumn, to spend the summer in the south. See them from the wide windows of our stylishly comfortable Eco Bus.

Gannet Colony Tour

There are around 5000 birds here each year and we are able to visit between September and April.
Duration 6.5 hours

We Provide

Refreshments are provided and meals can be arranged

Please Bring

Don't forget to bring - Camera, jacket, binoculars, and sunhat.

Duration

6 1/2 hours.

Other Information

Farewell Spit has been a sanctuary since the 1930's and provides home for over 90 species of bird, most importantly the waders. Bar tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones fly 12,000km every Northern Hemisphere autumn, to spend the summer in the south. See them from the wide windows of our stylishly comfortable Eco Bus.

Wader Watch Tour

The focus of this tour is on the migrant waders and we run this tour between September and April. We travel to Farewell Spit as the tide is rising and spend time near the base of the Spit, observing the birds flying in to roost as the tide chases them across the inter-tidal plain.
Duration 2 hours

We Provide

Refreshments are provided and meals can be arranged

Please Bring

Don't forget to bring - Camera, jacket, binoculars, and sunhat.

Duration

2 hours.

Other Information

Farewell Spit has been a sanctuary since the 1930's and provides home for over 90 species of bird, most importantly the waders. Bar tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones fly 12,000km every Northern Hemisphere autumn, to spend the summer in the south. See them from the wide windows of our stylishly comfortable Eco Bus.