The wild northwestern coast of the South Island is the perfect place for a day adventure. In this area you’ll find the Farewell Spit, with it’s distinctive Kiwi shape curving round Golden Bay; the massive cliffs at Cape Farewell, and the one of a kind Wharariki Beach.
Be prepared for wind – when it starts to blow you can not only feel it but see it too!
Wharariki will blow you away. Literally. Everything at Wharariki is big. Big waves, big cliffs, big sand dunes, big caves, and even bigger winds! Part of the appeal to me is how remote it all feels, but it is only one hours drive from Takaka, followed by a 30 minute farm walk.