Viewpoint near Pillar Point Lighthouse. The sandy Farewell Spit forms the northern border of the Golden Bay. It is 32 km long, at a length of 26 km it rises above sea level. The tidal zone towards the Golden Bay offers favourable feeding conditions for a variety of sea birds, but it also represents a trap for whales which frequently beach in this area.
- aeolian processes, coastal vegetation, coastscape, dunescape, marine processes, Zonobiome V
- Tuesday 24 February 2015 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / New Zealand | South Island (4583 visits)