A 35-km (22-mile) sandspit that expands tenfold when the tide goes out, Farewell Spit is the home of tens of thousands of seabirds, many of them migrants from the Northern Hemisphere, and is an internationally recognized bird sanctuary. The landscape is wild.
Elsewhere in Upper South Island and the West Coast
- Abel Tasman National Park
- French Pass and D'Urville Island
- Golden Bay and Takaka
- Kahurangi National Park