Motorcamp and Holiday Accommodation

Your Gateway to Farewell Spit and Wharariki Beach

Welcome to historic Port Puponga, the northern most holiday destination in the South Island, and the ideal place to relax and explore Golden Bay and the magnificent west coast beaches, including famous Wharariki Beach, only a short drive away.

Farewell Gardens is a small and tranquil holiday camp, situated right beside the sea at the base of Farewell Spit, the longest sand spit in New Zealand. We are happy to book your Farewell Spit Eco Tours, the bus will pick you up at our gate.

Puponga beach is a safe beach for swimming or kayaking , and at low tide you can walk close to the resident seal colony at Abel Head.


We offer a variety of accommodation options ideal for families or backpackers, from campervan sites and tent sites, caravans and cabin through to a fully self contained apartment.  The camp boasts well established gardens for a relaxing stay, with many mature native and exotic trees providing shelter and privacy.