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Farewell Spit Scenic Flight

Farewell Spit stretches 34km long, making it one of the longest natural sandspits in the world. A wetland of international importance, it has been a bird sanctuary since the 1930’s and provides a home for over 90 bird species. Bar tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones fly around 12,000 kilometres every northern hemisphere autumn to spend the summer here in the south. The spit also has a gannet colony.


50 minutes


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Noise cancelling headset
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Pass By: Onekaka 7182, New Zealand

      Onekaka is a rural settlement, between Takaka and Collingwood, rich in early European history having been the site of the Onekaka Iron Works, famous now for the Mussel Inn Pub.

      Pass By: Collingwood, Collingwood, Golden Bay, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

      Collingwood is Golden Bay’s oldest and second-largest town. Gold was discovered nearby in 1857, and some people suggested that the town should become New Zealand’s capital.

      Pass By: Aorere, Rockville 7073, New Zealand

      The Aorere River with it's headwaters within Kahurangi National Park. The river flows generally northwards for 40 kilometres (25 mi) before draining into Golden Bay at the town of Collingwood. This was the valley where New Zealand's first gold rush occurred. The Heaphy Track's northeastern end is in the upper valley of the Aorere.

      Pass By: Whanganui Inlet, 7073, New Zealand

      Westhaven contains a marine reserve in the southern third and a wildlife reserve over the remaining two-thirds: Westhaven (Te Tai Tapu) Marine Reserve covers 536 hectares of tidal sandflats and channels within Whanganui Inlet.

      Pass By: Cape Farewell, New Zealand, 7073, New Zealand

      Cape Farewell is the most northerly point on the South Island. It is located just west of Farewell Spit. First mapped by Abel Tasman, it was named by British explorer Captain James Cook in 1770 —it was the last land seen by his crew as they departed on the ship's homeward voyage.

      Pass By: Farewell Spit, Tasman 7073, New Zealand

      Farewell Spit is a narrow sand spit at the northern end of the Golden Bay, South Island of New Zealand. Known to the Māori as Tuhuroa, it runs eastwards from Cape Farewell, the island's northernmost point.

      Pass By: Wainui, Wainui, North Island

      The gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park from Golden Bay, Wainui is one of Golden Bay's true treasures

      Pass By: Pohara, Pohara, Golden Bay, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

      About 10km northeast of Takaka is pint-sized Pohara, a beachy village with a population that quadruples over summer. It has more flash holiday homes than other parts of Golden Bay, but an agreeable air persists nonetheless, aided by decent food and lodging, and a beach that at low tide is as big as Heathrow's runway.

      Pass By: Tata Beach, Pohara New Zealand

      Golden sandy beach, limestone islands and Kayaking, what's not to love about Tata!

      Pass By: Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), Pupu Springs Rd, 7183 New Zealand

      The largest freshwater springs in the southern hemisphere and some of the clearest in the world, ‘Pupū Springs' is a colourful little lake refreshed with around 14,000L of water per second surging from underground vents

      Pass By: Takaka, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

      Tākaka, Golden Bay’s main town, arose in the 1880s. It was never surveyed and just grew organically. Sawmilling was the main early industry. Dairying was established in the district from the early 1900s and became an important part of the economy.

    • Departure Point :
      290 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Puramahoi 7182, New Zealand
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/12/2019 - 6/9/2022
      Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Adventure Flights Golden Bay

    Activity ID: V-218591P4

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