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Freedom65440
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Fantastic Tour
Jan. 2021
The guys well informative about the local history, and the Gannets. We had a great time, riding behind the tractors. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 8 April 2021
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Tania H
Hastings, New Zealand4 contributions
Epic food and service
Feb. 2021
This was a unique experience.
Great if you like to travel around countryside, would be nice if the windows on the 4wd vans could open wider for videography or photos but the guide offers plenty of options for photos anyway. Breath taking views along the journey and from the top! The gannets are amazing to learn about... Very informative tour, nice to learn about early settlers and Maori history too, thank you for the tour! Would recommend fruit or muffins be provided for snacks at the top too.
Written 9 February 2021
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Lucgbenoit
Montreal, Canada184 contributions
Word Class Resort
Jan. 2020
Cape Kidnappers is outstanding and one of the world best resort.
Charming and luxurious rooms.
Great golf course with great views.
Food and service outstanding.
You feel to be in a private club.
A must for all golfers.
It is part of 3 Resorts in NZ and I recommend to go to the 3 of them although the Matakauri one needs a face lift.
Written 15 August 2020
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Mytravadv
Brisbane, Australia376 contributions
Nice formations but you can't park close
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Thought we'd be able to drive to the top of Cake Kidnappers to see the formations that made lots of little beaches but found that the car park was a long way from where a walking track started. There is a camping ground near the start, which you can't get in because of a boom gate.
Unfortunately we opted for a couple of photos from a distance and then drove off ☹️.
Quite disappointed.
Written 14 March 2020
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WvRhoon
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An amazing afternoon
Feb. 2020
Today, Saturday the 9th of February we visited the gannets at Cape Kidnapppers with Gannet Safari’s - Overland. Our guide and driver Tony was great ! He gave lots of interesting Information about the area and the amazing gannets.
Written 9 February 2020
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peter_minchin
Motueka, New Zealand78 contributions
highlight of trip
Jan. 2020
Our trip out ot Cape Kidnappers was the highlight of our visit to the Napier area, A very good guide, comfortable bus and the birds were wonderful.
Written 16 January 2020
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661spt
Norwich, UK40 contributions
Adventure and Gannets too
Jan. 2020
We opted for the tractor tour to see the Gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.
Fantastic, a bumpy and exhilarating ride along the beach with stops along the way to point out all the various rock formations culminating in a wonderful close encounter with the Gannets.
Our main aim was to see the Gannets but the amusing and entertaining cometary along-the way with the sometimes hairy ride made it even more enjoyable.
Written 11 January 2020
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Alan M
Takamatsu, Japan53 contributions
Not just the gannets
Jan. 2020
The trip was worth it for the gannets alone but our guide Graham did a terrific job explaining the site, showing us the geology, explaining how a very special nature reserve is being developed and giving us an insight into the history and the local families who have been developing this special place. Great stuff. The gannets are of course spectacular...
Written 6 January 2020
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Jo A
Napier, New Zealand89 contributions
Gannet Overland Safari trip
Jan. 2020
My first time trip was with my class of 11 year old students and it was AMAZING! So I told our friends about it. They had family arriving from the UK and it was perfect for them as one member of the group had a walking disability. We booked to go overland in the air conditioned 4 wheel drive small buses. I invited some neighbours too, and they all rated the trip very highly. The landscape is so beautiful, something you cannot see from the usual roads. The efforts to look after our native birds and eliminate predators by Julian Robertson has played a huge part in protecting our native wildlife. I was most impressed with the interesting information that our driver shared with us. The photos hopefully show u how close we get to the gannets...this Is a must do trip if u visit Napier in Hawke’s Bay. Afterwards head to Hygge @ Clifton Cafe for an amazing lunch with smoothies, a range of drinks and local wines and healthy options to eat( counter and menu).
Written 5 January 2020
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jacquiland2017
Rangiora, New Zealand17 contributions
Fantastic trip
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Fabulous trip.
We really enjoyed our visit. Can highly recommend. Great commentary and wonderful scenery. Gannets were awesome.
Written 3 January 2020
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