Gannet Safaris Overland, Te Awanga

#1 of 13 in Wildlife in Hawke's Bay Region
Must see · Safari · Eco Tour
Drive along the scenic coast from Napier to Te Awanga and join Gannet Safaris Overland to visit the worlds largest, most accessible gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand.

Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years. Our safaris are the only way to be driven right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds. There is absolutely NO WALKING required.

You will travel in comfort in our air conditioned 4 x 4 Mini Coach, through Cape Kidnappers Station - traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, through stands of native bush, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines. There is a stop on the way at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views of Hawke Bay right across to the Mahia Peninsula. The amazing geology of the area can also be taken in. The 36km, three hour trip includes a commentary by your tour guide / driver on the farming operation on Cape Kidnappers Station and an introduction to the gannets.
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  • We did the $88pp four wheel drive bus tour of the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony. The cheaper tractor along the beach requires a steep and long walk to the Gannet Colony so we were thankful we chose...  more »
  • We all loved the entire tour. We’ve visited the area so many times, but were yet to go and see the gannets. We were unsure about how our kids would enjoy this tour, but we had nothing to worry...  more »

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