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Gannet Colony

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Cape Kidnappers, Clifton, New Zealand
+64 800 426 638
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Amazing close view of unique birds

A must do while in Hawke’s Bay. Highly recommend the gannet tractor beach trip. Bring binoculars to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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View Gannets by tractor

Had a fabulous trip by old tractor and trailer along the beach to view the gannet colony. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Sarah Jane G
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Cape Kidnappers, Clifton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must do while in Hawke’s Bay. Highly recommend the gannet tractor beach trip. Bring binoculars to have amazing close up view of beautiful birds. Mid November and birds babies were not hatched yet.

Thank Annaleise93
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous trip by old tractor and trailer along the beach to view the gannet colony. Friendly, informative guide, great way to see the birds and learn a bit about the history of the area, highly recommend.

Thank Sarah Jane G
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Really interesting trip and sights. I didn't feel like we were impinging on the Gannets home which was nice, as the clifftop is large. Good to get a bit of exercise on the way up as well. You can't help but take amazing pictures with...More

Thank sarahchats
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 26 February 2017 via mobile

Drive to Murawai Beach from Auckland was easy and quick. There is a bit of a climb to see the gannet colony but it is definitely worth it. Fantastic views, a smell of the sea, sun shine - and the birds. This is simply a...More

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit and see nature at it's best. Stunning views and gannets raising their hatchlings.

Thank Lasseter4242
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a unique adventure and if you like sea, cliffs and birds this is a trip not to miss. You can walk there but it's a long way and going on a tractor, though pretty bumpy and sometimes a bit hair raising, was fun....More

Thank Travellingfar2
Reviewed 18 January 2017

we loved this trip - the tractor ride was amazing and the gannet colony was so interesting. great to see

Thank Sinead D
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A tractor ride along the beautiful coastline a tour guide with experience and knowledge and a sense of humor not to be faulted. (thanks Murray) The Gannet colony didn't disappoint either these bird are magnificent, parent birds protecting their young on the cliffs of Cape...More

Thank gayewaikari
Reviewed 5 January 2017

You can sit beside the colony, really close to the birds, just a rope to remind you not to get so close that you disturb them. It is magical to see how the nests are organised just out of reach of the next bird, to...More

Thank SaveTigerNorthants
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