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The Cape Kidnappers gannet safari experience takes you to Hawke’s Bay Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony – the world’s largest, most accessible Gannet nesting place. It’s the only way of being taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds & there is no walking required!
Enjoy an overland safari through the spectacular scenery of Cape Kidnappers Station and see over 20,000 gannets, with their distinctive black eye markings.
Visitors to the colony will see adults and young nesting in serried rows carrying out their daily routine. In the air above your heads these amazing birds with their six foot wing span swoop and dive as they bring back fish. On the ground, the pairs preen and perform the dance of the gannets’ recognition ritual.
Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years.
Tours depart daily from Summerlee:
Summerlee, RD 2, Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Cape Kidnappers is located at Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay. Tours depart from Summerlee. Visitors to Hawke’s Bay can follow the signs to “Cape Kidnappers” from Clive to Te Awanga. Once through Te Awanga village, cross the bridge and within 100 metres the Gannet Safari Overland sign and entrance are on the right.
Alternatively you can leave from Napier/Hastings.
You can book a Cape Kidnappers gannet tour separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activities, accommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.
Experience the gannet safari with these popular New Zealand holiday packages:
Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Hawkes Bay activities.
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