Gannet Safaris Overland
Gannet Safaris Overland
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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.
Te Awanga, New Zealand
Meets animal welfare guidelines

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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stork90
Mount Juliet, TN1,372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Jan was so informative and funny. She made the hour bus ride each way to/from the gannet colony pass by so quickly. It was fantastic to be so close to the birds, and see that we didn't bother them at all, but were able to get beautiful photos. The life cycle of the birds was explained in detail, and it was an extra treat to see some fledglings take off for their first flight... not coming back for several years!
Written 26 February 2024
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Cookapie
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such an awesome afternoon, calm and hot, amazing to be so close to the birds. So many babies, like balls of fluff.
Wayne was such a ball of knowledge, good with all the people.
Written 25 February 2024
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Carol M
Springport, MI9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It was amazing! The drive to get to the cliff was so beautiful, twisty turns and beautiful views. Our driver Mick was the BEST! Learned so much about Gannets, the town of Napier and New Zealand in general. Highly recommend this tour. Hope you get Mick.
Written 25 February 2024
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amandacB4460VQ
Mapua, New Zealand27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’d wanted to see the gannets since my first visit to Napier but there was always a reason we never got to do it. This year I made an effort to book early and I’m so glad I did. It was fantastic and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Wayne was able to tell us so much about the property and the history which made the bus ride extra special. The conditions were perfect and the surprise of coming round the corner and seeing the entire colony so close was magical. Fascinating birds. And I still haven’t found out why the adolescents migrate to Australia for 2-3 years before returning to these shores to breed and live out their lives. One of wildlife’s mysteries.
Written 24 February 2024
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Tim UK
Devon, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This tour is so enjoyable! It helped that the tour guide blessed us with his Kiwi humour but beneath all of his light heartedness was a very knowledgeable guide . Richard a big shout out to you !!
Written 22 February 2024
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Diana F
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went on the gannet safari today and honestly, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and these fascinating birds. It felt like a once in a lifetime experience. One of my favorite parts of the tour was our guide/driver, Mick. He was so knowledgeable, funny, charming and a very impressive driver! He told us stories and even sang for us. Truly made it a wonderful experience. Thanks, Mick!
Written 18 February 2024
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kathym1242
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Fantastic trip which I’d highly recommend. Small group, awesome guide (Jo) who gave us a fantastic commentary on a wide range of interesting stuff. No question was too stupid for her. And the gannets and scenery were brilliant.
Written 18 February 2024
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Karen F
Christchurch, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An enjoyable and informative trip with Wayne, who clearly has a long-standing and loving association with this peninsula and who is very knowledgeable about the gannets and other wild life here. Highly recommended.
Written 17 February 2024
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Hugh M
Everett, WA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The trip to the cape was amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very considerate. This trip was well worth our time, thanks.
Written 17 February 2024
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Chris M
Basingstoke, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our guide Wayne provided a running commentary on the journey from the Overland Tour base to the Gannet Colony and back. His knowledge of the area and anecdotes having spent most of his life in the area were interesting and informative. The road uptown the gannets passed through forest and farm land with plenty of birds and animals on route. At time the going got tough but the bus and experienced driver coped without a sweat. Once at the peninsula the gannets were amazing, so easy to photograph and observe. No telephoto lenses or binoculars required.
Written 12 February 2024
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