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Kahurangi/ Golden Bay Scenic with Farewell Spit Eco Tour

FLIGHT TIME: 80 MINUTES     TOUR DURATION: 8 HOURS     LANDINGS: 2

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Mountain Landing
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Tracking west into the Kahurangi mountains, enjoy a flight over unspoilt country before your pilot lands at a remote alpine location, where you can enjoy the overwhelming surrounds of New Zealand’s second largest National Park. Following your mountain landing, we descend further north west to Golden Bay, and track the beautiful coastline to land in the remote settlement of Puponga, situated at the base of Farewell Spit.

Here join Farewell Spit Eco Tours for a private guided tour of Farewell Spit, the natural sandspit that spans approximately 26 km above the tide mark across the top of the South Island. Farwell Spit Eco Tours guides are passionate about the history, ecology and wildlife of the Spit and are committed to ensuring you get the most from your trip. Hear the history of Puponga and New Zealand’s first Radar Station. See where whales strand and uncover the mystery of the migrant waders. During the summer there are up to 20,000 godwits and 30,000 knots at the Spit, as well as other northern migratory birds, New Zealand natives and introduced species.

Bring cameras and binoculars to make the most of this nature-lover’s paradise.

DEPARTURE TIME AND LOCATION

Morning departures
Helicopters Nelson Base

INCLUDED IN THIS ADVENTURE

  • Approximately 80 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park and Golden Bay
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • 2 x  landings
  • Private guided vehicle tour of Farewell Spit with Farewell Spit Eco Tours

SIGHTS

  • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
  • The wild, remote beauty of Farewell Spit
  • NZ wildlife in its natural environment

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy: Suitable for adults, children, and seniors.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.
  • All flights are subject to change and weather conditions.
  • A picnic lunch with local wine and beer are included.
Kahurangi Farewell Spit Map
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