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Gannet Safaris Overland

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396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0888
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Great tour over farmland to see gannets

We recently did this overland tour to see the fantastic gannet colony. It was a wonderful tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WendyMcP59
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent day out with great guide and good equipment.

A wonderful experience, very professionally run. Our guide Colin was fantastic - humorous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheryn C
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Tour operator - overland tours to Cape Kidnappers, travelling over a working station and thought New Zealand's largest privately owned wildlife sanctuary. Getting to the largest accessible mainland gannet colony in the world - no walking is required.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
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+64 6-875 0888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently did this overland tour to see the fantastic gannet colony. It was a wonderful tour with a great commentary from the driver. It was lovely watching the birds flying around while you enjoyed a coffee or tea. We also enjoyed the drive over...More

Thank WendyMcP59
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for reviewing - we love hearing how much everyone enjoys the trip. Enjoy your travles.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience, very professionally run. Our guide Colin was fantastic - humorous, informative, interesting and relaxed - really made the trip. The trip itself has everything from interesting tractor ride, history, nature, photo opportunities and light exercise - a fantastic way to spend an...More

Thank Sheryn C
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing - although I think you have meant your trip on Gannet Beach adventures (the tractor rides) I do agree - Colin is fabulous! Next time you can come on our trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in Napier as a youngster and never managed to get to the Cape. While visiting Napier this time we decided it was time to head out there and as we would get to see more on the overland safari we chose this option....More

Thank KiwiWanderers02
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. Its a fabulous trip and we love hearing how much visitors enjoy it. Enjoy your summer!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jan, our expert guide, provided a fascinating introduction to the Cape Kidnappers area, its wildlife and most especially the nesting gannet colony. She was an incredible resource on the birds' behavior and habitat.

Thank martha d
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. The birds are amazing to watch aren't they! and yes, Jan is an expert guide! Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Graham, our guide and driver was entertaining and very informative, He took us on a voyage of discover through an historic landscape with tales of the previous and current owners of the land. But the real jaw-dropping sight was the colony of 3000 gannets in...More

Thank btrochdale44
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for reviewing. Graham is fabulous and so knowledgeable on the tour. Seeing the gannets nesting is a great time to come. Happy travels!

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

David the tour guide was great - very knowledgeable and interested in imparting some of that knowledge. A great afternoon of viewscape and learning. Thx

Thank 415robind
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming on our safari - happy travles

Reviewed 14 October 2017

David was a truly entertaining and informative guide and host driving through a millionaire's playground, fabulous farmland and ending up right in the middle of one of the most amazing gannet colony. We spent about 3/4 hour there - complete with a cuppa and a...More

Thank JaneTuai
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing - its amazing how close you get to the birds isn't it! One can spend hours watching them. Cheers

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

It is just the start of the season so the birds are building their nests soaring overhead with their seaweed. No chicks as yet but what an amazing sight. Our guide Trevor was very knowledgeable and the views and trip to the colony are a...More

Thank DiB5
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You will have to come back to see the chicks! They wont be far away! Cheers

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Rob was our guide and it was a fabulous tour. We met Rob at Te Awanga at about 9am. It was a very interesting journey to the gannet colony as Rob is a wealth of information. The land we had to cross to gain access...More

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gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for reviewing Gannet Safaris Overland. Theres so much to see isn't there! Cheers and happy travles!

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Friends recommended this option and we were not disappointed. The driver was friendly & knowledgeable with a lot of local information. The drive out was very interesting with great views and a variety of scenery. Seeing the gannets up close was fascinating. Plenty of time...More

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gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

cheers - I'm please you enjoyed the trip - getting so close to the Gannets is amazing - very memorising!

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