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Gannet Safaris Overland

Gannet Safaris Overland experience takes you to Hawke's Bay Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony - the world's largest, most accessible Gannet nesting place. It's the only way of being taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds - there is no walking required!

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$124.00 per Adult with transport from Napier i-SITE

$62.00 per child (5 - 16 years) and student to 18 with ID

4 hours return from Napier i-SITE.

The Gannet Safari Overland experience takes you to Hawke's Bay Cape Kidnappers gannet colony - the world's largest, most accessible gannet nesting place. It's the only way of being taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds - there is no walking required!

Begin your tour from Napier with a drive along the scenic coast to Te Awanga.  You will travel in comfort, in air conditioned 4 x 4 coaches through Cape Kidnappers Station and its International Golf course. You will traverse riverbeds, broad rolling pastures and breathtaking inclines. During the 16 km drive, you will stop at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views across Hawke Bay. Having also passed through native forest and predator proof fencing you will arrive within a few metres of this massive colony.

The gannets ignore human beings, but are ferocious hunters of fish. Their plummeting dives and ritual dance of recognition are a must see. The birds arrive at the colony late August and their chicks hatch from late November to early December. They then migrate again in March.

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All bookings are subject to availability and will be confirmed after booking has been received.

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