Holiday Photo Album Farewell Spit to Foxton Beach, New Zealand 

Album 8 - The northern end of Golden Bay is fringed by the long, narrow Farewell Spit. We walked out along the protected side, crossed the spit and then back down the wild western beach, taking time to explore Fossil Point. Having been to the most southerly point on the South island, we then walked up to Cape Farewell, the most northerly point. There are amazing coastal views from here. We saw strange rock formations at Devil's Boots and the clearest water at beautiful Pupu Springs before visiting the lovely beaches along Abel Tasman Drive. We stayed again at Hawkes Lookout (campsite 16) before descending once more to explore Riwaka and Motueka then skirt around scenic Tasman Bay to lunch at Nelson. We had views of the various Sounds on our way to Picton (campsite 17). Next morning it was an early barge up Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington. After some shopping in Wellington (it wasn't windy!) we headed north along the western coast to Foxton Beach (campsite 18). Click on the thumbnails below to access larger photos and information about our travels. Go to the Map of New Zealand to see the entire route and select another web album.
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Farewell Spit

Walk Across Spit

Sand Dunes

Blowing Sands

Heavy Rain Coming

Fossil Point


Walk Across Spit

Golden Bay

Northernmost Point

Cape Farewell

Farewell Lighthouse

Cliff Caves

Wharariki Road

Old Man Rock

Devils Boots

Waikoropupu Springs

Pupu Springs Source

Fish Creek

Tarakohe Beach

Tata Beach

Abel Tasman Drive

Wainui Bay

Abel Tasman Nat Pk

Pohara Beach

Campsite 16

Riwaka Resurgence

Motueka Maccas

Tasman Inlet

Rabbit Island


Pelorus Bridge

Cullen Point Lookout

Queen Charlotte Sound


Campsite 17

Leave Picton

Queen Charlotte Sound

Mussels & Logging

Blue Water

Sound Entrance

Channel Heads

Through the Heads

Leave South Island

Cook Strait

Harbour Entrance

Wellington Harbour


Wellington Coast

Foxton Beach Camp

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