From Murchison we drove on to Farewell spit, through Moteuka, Takaka and Collingwood. The spit is a wild bird reserve, which for us meant an expensive tour if we wanted to go along it. We chose to have a walk around the area instead, walking up to Fossil Point; which gave us a good view of the spit anyway. I can't say it was as spectacular as what I hoped it would be, but at least it was another thing to cross off the list. After messing about on the beach we drove back to Takaka for the night.