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Cape Kidnappers

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Half-Day Self-Guided Hawkes Bay Coastline and Wineries Cycling Tour
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You will enjoy the rich farmland as you drive to the southern end of the sweep of Hawke's Bay. There you will see the largest and most accessible mainland nesting place of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will enjoy the rich farmland as you drive to the southern end of the sweep of Hawke's Bay. There you will see the largest and most accessible mainland nesting place of gannets in the world. We watched them swoop and dive as they bring back fish in the sea. We watched pairs preen and performing the dance of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Hawkes Bay New Zealand be sure to include this attraction. It's fun and informative. Fantastic views and a small 10 minute walk to the top to see the amazing Gannet colony. The all round trip takes around 4 hours. The tractor ride is fun and appealing to young and old.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Detoured off on our way back to Napier because it was there! After a line of houses by the coast there are areas for RV's and the like to spend a couple of nights. The views along the coastline are expansive and must be a great place wake up in. As we we're mere a mere SUV we went on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walk from Clifton Cafe along to the Gannet colony at cape kidnappers, and back. It was a total of 19km walk along the beach, over rocks and a bit of a wading through shallow sea! Check the tide times to make sure you time your walk correctly, if you are planning on walking. It was a bit... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

2 family groups - 4 adults 4 children - absolutely loved this trip out to see the gannet colony - verye xciting journey across the beach

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We took the wildlife trip to see the enormous gannet colony. The scenery is absolutely outstanding and our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. If you are a bird-lover, this is a must! You can get within a few feet of the birds, who seem totally unconcerned. The views of the coastline are amazing and the Cape Kidnappers reserve is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

What a days journey and learning the story of how Cape Kidnapped and the surroundings remain so utterly beautiful. Rob was an incredible tour guide, so full of the joy of his being able to share his area with us all. Lovely for families of all ages.....a delightful and beautiful.

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Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This Lodge is simply breathtaking everything is fabulous, the hotel the food as well as the nature which surrounds it, It is expensive but worth every penny. If I. New Zealand you can afford the best like the best you must not miss a visit here.

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Ahrensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Really nice to just walk for how long you want. Definitly check the tides before you go, you can't walk if there is no low tide.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Family had a very fun tractor ride on the Beach on the way out to the Cliffs. We had a really good laugh! We had a walk up to the cliff and enjoyed the beautiful nature. The view by the cliff was spectacular, and watching the birds was very impressing and interesting.

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