Cape Farewell Walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

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400 m return | 10 minutes return

Quite the viewpoint. Especially as it’s only a short walk from your vehicle.

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Access

4.5 km from Puponga, turn right before the cattle-stop, drive through the farm gate (open it first) past a woolshed to the car park at the end.

Track

The 4WD track leads through paddocks to the lookout at the top.

Stay away from the cliff edge. Please leave the farm gates as you find them.

Stay away from seals and be careful along the ridge tops if it's windy.

Mountain biking is allowed along some of these tracks.

Geology

This is a late Cretaceous sandstone coast, where you can see the wind in the cliffs. Etchings of wind-fuelled fury are scratched into the soft rock.

European History

The name came from Captain Cook, who left New Zealand shores here in 1770.

42 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Ondres S

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Really strong wind, actually increased the atmosphere.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Tereza Bulova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome atmosphere, very windy but great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Bernd Giermann

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic dunes, great landscape.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Jacques Scohy

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk along a huge, wild beach.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2017

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Sammy Kerrod

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

We visited on an incredibly stormy day - however it was EXHILARATING! Short, easy walk to the lookout and beyond, but watch out for sheep poo!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Christine

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

There is a nice walk to the beach, where you can see the dunes. It is not too far and very easy.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Leonie Brabers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely views over the beaches and the mountains and across the sea.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Franco Panizza

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome nature reserve.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Sean

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Got to see a seal lazily swimming in the cove by the cape.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anika Danits

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome track! The view and the cliffs are amazing.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Katharina Miehling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

There is the beautiful beach I have ever seen before and there are seal pups and they are soooo sweet. My favourite place yet.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Leopold Kern

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The walkway leads you to huge sand dunes that make you feel like you are walking through a desert!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nele Foerske

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Simply WOW! After walking along the beach we reached the sand dunes located in the middle of the Cape. Amazing! We just felt like we were placed in a desert. Only difference: we had the sea next to us.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

42 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Ondres S's avatar

Ondres S

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Really strong wind, actually increased the atmosphere.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

Tereza Bulova's avatar

Tereza Bulova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome atmosphere, very windy but great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Bernd Giermann's avatar

Bernd Giermann

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic dunes, great landscape.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

Jacques Scohy's avatar

Jacques Scohy

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk along a huge, wild beach.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2017

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Sammy Kerrod's avatar

Sammy Kerrod

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

We visited on an incredibly stormy day - however it was EXHILARATING! Short, easy walk to the lookout and beyond, but watch out for sheep poo!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Christine

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

There is a nice walk to the beach, where you can see the dunes. It is not too far and very easy.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

Leonie Brabers's avatar

Leonie Brabers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely views over the beaches and the mountains and across the sea.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Franco Panizza's avatar

Franco Panizza

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome nature reserve.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

Sean's avatar

Sean

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Got to see a seal lazily swimming in the cove by the cape.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Anika Danits's avatar

Anika Danits

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome track! The view and the cliffs are amazing.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Katharina Miehling's avatar

Katharina Miehling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

There is the beautiful beach I have ever seen before and there are seal pups and they are soooo sweet. My favourite place yet.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Leopold Kern's avatar

Leopold Kern

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The walkway leads you to huge sand dunes that make you feel like you are walking through a desert!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Nele Foerske's avatar

Nele Foerske

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Simply WOW! After walking along the beach we reached the sand dunes located in the middle of the Cape. Amazing! We just felt like we were placed in a desert. Only difference: we had the sea next to us.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016