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Regular Tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

Regular Tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

Gannet Safaris Overland is simply the only company taking visitors to the worlds largest accessible mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers where there are over 20,000 birds. The journey begins at our base in Te Awanga heading out over the private farm of Cape Kidnappers Station. Traveling over a working farm and NZ’s largest privately owned wildlife sanctuary, stop several times at lookout points. Learn about the local history and culture from our knowledgeable guides while taking in the sensational 360-degree views over Hawke's Bay. While at the plateau, one is within a few meters of the remarkable birds with their stunning golden crowns. No walking required. The Australasian gannet, also known as tākapu, is a large seabird of the booby and gannet family. Adults are mostly white, with black flight feathers at the wingtips and lining the trailing edge of the wing. Their crowns are golden with bright blue eyes. The gannets are at this colony for most of the summer leaving in the winter to find warmth. The young fly over to south Australia and the adults head north hugging the coast and finding warmth over the top of New Zealand

From

NZ$ 96.00

Per Person

Highlights

  • Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

  • Stunning 360 degree views over Hawke's Bay

  • Driving over a private working farm

  • Get within 34 meters of the gannets, 20,000 of them!

  • No walking required

Full Description

Tour begins at our base in Te Awanga and head out over Cape Kidnappers Station and through the wildlife sanctuary, while have running commentary of the farm history. We stop several times at lookout points, take in the vast views of Hawke’s Bay, a photographer’s paradise and make our way up to the colony. When arriving at the main plateau be ready – these remarkable birds with their golden crowns are stunning and getting to see them so close is mesmerising. At the main plateau we serve tea or coffee.

Includes

Tea and coffee

Meeting Point

Check in is 15 minutes prior to tour departure at 396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

From

NZ$ 96.00

Per Person

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