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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.
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 via mobile

Great tour this afternoon with Dave. We learned lots of interesting facts about the gannets, as well as other conservation activities going on in and around Cape Kidnappers. This trip wound its way through the cliffs offering views of 3 colonies. Our final destination afforded...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing Gannet Safaris – Dave is a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable on the area. The photography opportunities are a plenty aren’t they! Happy travels

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended, our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. A amazing way to experience such a breath taking location!

Date of experience: December 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you. Yes, we are very luck to have Cape Kidnappers on our doorstep! Such an iconic location.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun, informative and interesting tour led by Dave. It was a great way to see both the gannets and also the exclusive Cape Kidnappers golf course and luxury lodge albeit from a distance. However having recent knowledge that 1/3 of trauma patients...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your you review. Dave is a wonderful guide and really makes a trip entertaining, especially with his parking smarts! It’s a fantastic time of year to visit with so much action happening at the colony – its an awesome tour and loved...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don’t miss this 1/2 day excursion to ride through the stunning surrounding area including a preservation area, working sheep and cattle farm and world class golf course. The gannet colony overlooks the bay and in late November we saw numerous chicks in various stages of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you. We love hearing how much everyone enjoys the trip. We have super fabulous guides who have a huge passion for the farm, sanctuary and colony. The Gannets are specular aren’t they!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gannet Safari tour was amazing! My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed the journey to see the Gannets. The scenery is spectacular, made better by the local knowledge of our fantastic tour guide Tony. His in depth knowledge and quick wit made the journey...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Gannet Safaris Overland. It is a fabulous trip and we love hearing how much everyone enjoys it. I shall pass on to Tony! Happy travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-do when visiting Hawkes Bay. It was recommended by several friends and we were not disappointed. Aside from the great views as we crossed the elevated farm and the obvious interest in the gannet colony, our guide Tony brought the area alive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you – we love hearing the recommendations! It is a Hawkes Bay must do activity. I will pass the review onto Tony. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially we weren't sure but decided to go ahead and paid the $88 each for the 3 hour experience, we were not disappointed! All seats in the bus allowed for excellent views of the numerous wildlife in particular birds that were along the way, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us. David is a wonderful guide. It really is one of Hawkes Bays must do activities, the birds are memorising aren’t they…. Its it wonderful being able to get so close to them! Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent way to see the gannets and the beautiful farm. Our driver Graham was knowledgeable about both. The area is gorgeous, and the gannets are fascinating. This tour is the best way to see the birds, because you don't have to hike...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Gannet Safaris Overland – we love hearing how much everyone enjoys the tour, there is so much to learn isn't there. Happy travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the overland safari tour and assumed to see the colony from above. No, we spent 45 minutes just in front of a birds colony, no more than 1-2 meters away from the birds. A driver/guide who had a lot of details to the area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review – yes, its amazing being able to be so close to the birds isn’t it!

Reviewed 9 November 2018

This trip was highly recommended by my mum who did it years ago. I was worried that our 3 years old would be bored, but he loved it. He complained the trip finished too early. Trevor, our guide and driver, was absolutely wonderful. Friendly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Yes, the trip is brilliant for all ages with not a moment to get bored! We pride ourselves that it’s one of HB’s must do activities. Cheers

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Response from bmckee5096 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to take so long to answer your question. I agree with the other person who responded. At least 1 hour with the gannets and possibly 1 hour and 20 minutes. It is well worth the effort to see them.
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