Gannet Safaris Overland, Te Awanga

Drive along the scenic coast from Napier to Te Awanga and join Gannet Safaris Overland to visit the worlds largest, most accessible gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand.

Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years. Our safaris are the only way to be driven right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds. There is absolutely NO WALKING required.

You will travel in comfort in our air conditioned 4 x 4 Mini Coach, through Cape Kidnappers Station - traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, through stands of native bush, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines. There is a stop on the way at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views of Hawke Bay right across to the Mahia Peninsula. The amazing geology of the area can also be taken in. The 36km, three hour trip includes a commentary by your tour guide / driver on the farming operation on Cape Kidnappers Station and an introduction to the gannets.
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  • Didn't understand what the operator meant by being the only way to see the gannets up close until we were there. The colony is located on private land owned and this is the only tour authorised...  more »
  • This was the best excursion of our vacation! Jan, our guide, was very knowledgeable, personable and experienced. Seeing the Gannet colony up close was an amazing experience and Jan was able to...  more »

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