Gannet Colony

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Stacie S
21 contributions
Gorgeous Gannets
Feb 2020 • Solo
Really epic views. I'd reccomend going at sunset, with where the cliffs are I bet it would be incredible at sunset.

Lots of room to get the photos you want. It was pretty windy so we got a bit sand blasted but worth it for the views.
Written 27 February 2020
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DayTrip769695
4 contributions
Amazing--Must take tour
Feb 2020
Our guide David was terrific as he drove us up and down very narrow roads using a 4 wheel drive vehicle to the top of an overlooking cliff where there were hundreds of gannets. The view of the bays and beaches were spectacular. David was very knowledgeable about the area and the environment. At the end we had q light tea with the best strawberries we ever had
Written 25 February 2020
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Caroline S
Erie, CO86 contributions
Great Tour
Feb 2020
Good drivers, friendly staff, unique and beautiful scenery and amazing birds. I'm so glad we were able to join this wonderful tour--thanks to Lucia at Clifton Glamping for suggesting it.
Written 10 February 2020
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Katherine
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
just simply amazing. how they recognise their partners goodness knows.
Dec 2019
this was part of a tour i did over Christmas 2019. had great commentary by Graham who was our driver on the overland gannet tours. definitely these are the guys you should go with, as you get right up close.
Written 28 January 2020
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phebianMelbourne
Eaglemont, Australia696 contributions
Spectacular
Feb 2019
Definitely worth a visit. I can remember in the 1960's when you had to walk around the beaches and cliffs - being aware of the comings and goings of the tide. Nowadays you get there by bus! It is not cheap but is definitely worth the experience. We had and extremely knowledgeable and entertaining bus driver who made the trip a most exhilarating experience. When you get to the gannets what a stink and what noise - but don't let that put you off. Try to go when there are chicks. Remember that gannets don't know how to land!! and be prepared for thrills and spills.
Written 23 January 2020
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peter_minchin
Motueka, New Zealand78 contributions
dpn't miss this
Jan 2020
a wonderful site, not so sure about the smell but well worth seeing. Very well run tours, with very good guide
Written 16 January 2020
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dansweeney69
Aberaeron, UK162 contributions
Tractor Trip to Gannet Colony
Jan 2019
This trip is well worth doing as it is something completely different.Board the tractor and trailer and go in a convoy of 3 tractor and trailers along the beach and through the water to the gannets colony.It takes about 1 hour 15 mins to get there but the guide stops frequently to give so much information on the way especially all the geology of the area.
On arrival you have approximately 1.5 hours to visit the colony which is about 20 minutes walk and challenging but not too difficult if reasonably fit and healthy.Well worth seeing but be prepared for the aroma!!!!
On return a swim in the beautiful sea is fantastic before you board the tractor and trailer on your return journey.Make sure you take plenty of water,food and sun prevention with you as you are very exposed .Tractors sometimes get stuck in the sand which adds to all the excitement and then get pulled out by another tractor.All fun and enjoyment and worth doing and seeing these beautiful birds.
Written 25 January 2019
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MayraK728
Lubbeek, Belgium17 contributions
Wow - the longer you look, the more you see!
Dec 2018 • Family
They must all be friends, living so close to each other ... Clear information signs, great views - and gannets at close range. Who aren't shy. We had one that almost seemed to want to have a close-up photo taken, that's how close s/he was!
Worthwhile a visit. And I haven't even mentioned the views ...
Written 10 January 2019
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MurraynCat
Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions
Napier holiday
Oct 2018 • Friends
Fabulous tractor journey from Clifton to the Gannet colony, very informative history and great scenery with cliffs and canyons, birdlife - great tour guide.
Written 25 October 2018
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Clare J
Napier, New Zealand26 contributions
Long walk but amazing.
Mar 2018 • Solo
Do the tractor and trailer if you can and can afford but you can walk along the beach to see these gorgeous birds. The beach is only exposed at low tide so you must depart at the right time. Think that is half tide going down to low? I think the tractor will pick you up for a fee if you find the return walk too hard. Ask at their facility at Clifton
Written 20 August 2018
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