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Cape Kidnappers is the world’s largest, most accessible gannet colony with approximately 20,000 gannets nesting between September and April. Part of the Bobby family, these gannets have distinctive black eye markings and gold crowns. With a two-metre wingspan, it's a spectacular sight to witness them in full flight.
- Encounter over 20,000 gannets in their natural habitat
- Go on a guided discovery tour to the top of Cape Kidnappers
- This is the only tour on offer that brings you so close to these sea birds
- If desired, it is possible to take a private tour
Hop in the 4x4 vehicle and take a scenic cruise along the coast from Napier to Te Awanga, through Cape Kidnappers Station. Admire traversing riverbeds, rolling pastures, steep gullies and picturesque views. You will have the chance to stop at clifftop lookouts with panoramic views of Hawkes Bay to Mahia Peninsula.
As you arrive at the gannet colony, it’s your chance to take pictures of the fascinating birds. Your tour guide will provide informative commentary throughout the journey about the geology, history and the gannets. This is an exclusive tour and can be adapted to your wishes.
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