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Cape Kidnappers

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USD 38.49*
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Half-Day Self-Guided Hawkes Bay Coastline and Wineries Cycling Tour
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“gannet colony” (57 reviews)
“tractor ride” (32 reviews)
“the cliff” (20 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view there is amazing, absolutely a good place to visit when you are in Napier, Hastings or Havelock North. There is the toilets and drinking water provided before you have started to hike up to the bluff.

Thank ruey_peng
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Gannet Reserve is home to two gannet colonies. Beautiful views, many gannets babies around.. We´ve decided for walk from Scotmans Point at Clifton . You can take a tour bus. From allow at least 5 hours for a comfortable return walk along the beach. This...More

Thank Simona G
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Remember to check the tile before heading. Because there is some part that you cannot pass through if the water level goes up. Go and back spend about 6 hours in total. Wear something comfy.

1  Thank Littledeans
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Absolutely a place to visit. Lots to do. Food is wonderful. Loved seeing the kewi. They say golfing is amazing. Hiking trails are beautiful.

Thank steeleyourheart
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The story goes that Captain Cook had his translator kidnaped in this area on his voyage in these waters. I guess he didn't have the google translate app on his iPhone. This is a beautiful place to spend a little time.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 21 March 2017

visited in a organised tour. Was amazed to see so many gannets there, a wow factor. The scenery was stunning and the trip past the golf course was interesting.

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 14 March 2017

a very unique trip out to view the largest mainland gannet colony in new zealand. travel via 4wheel drive or tractor drawn trailers. marvelous experience for young and older folk.

Thank bernvern
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

First of all I was happy didn't bring my toddler with me in a carry back. At times it was tricky, had to climb over some rocks and walk on slippery surface. I started walking 2.5hours after high tide from Te Awanga Motor Camp which...More

Thank Eeva V
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Having checked the tides, we parked the car and set out on the beautiful beach walk with towering cliffs on one side. At the 8 klm mark we saw the first of the Gannet colonies - the smaller colony. We then decided to continue on...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 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...More

Thank annarc6
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12 July 2016|
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Response from ChrisKiwi | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from the village at road end but it takes hours and is tide dependent You cannot self drive cars to the Cape Some locals do go out by 4 wheel motorbike and similar all terrain vehicles We went on trailers... More
Alice W
2 June 2016|
Response from Kylie E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Best time to go is November to February. I'd still say worth the walk in March though, regardless of whether there's too many birds around or not.
C.A. D
5 November 2015|
Response from Kylie E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. It won't let me post the weblink, but google Cape Kidnappers tractor and it will give you options for the tractor, quad etc