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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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Amazing

It is just the start of the season so the birds are building their nests soaring overhead with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DiB5
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Berlin, Germany
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Magical, awesome and incredibly moving to see this gannet colony

Rob was our guide and it was a fabulous tour. We met Rob at Te Awanga at about 9am. It was a very... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
happy_vegemite_too
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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.
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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 yesterday 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
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

1  Thank happy_vegemite_too
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

1  Thank PBslost
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!

Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a really special thing to do in NZ. We booked via the Napier I-site, but booking direct is easy too. Ours was very nearly a private tour with just us and another couple taken to within a few feet of the gannets. We...More

1  Thank wanderingbison
John W, Reservations Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for your comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed the experience. Kindest regards

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went on this 3 hour morning tour with Wayne, who has lived and worked in this area of most of his life. His explanation of the geology of the area was very informative and his knowledge of the flora and fauna, local to the...More

Thank Janelle M
gannetsafaris, Front Office Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you. Yes, Wayne is very knowledgeable on the area, a fabulous guide. The views are just amazing aren't they! Happy travles

Reviewed 5 April 2017

I did not expect this lovely excursion when I signed up for it on the cruise ship. It is a small tour in an off road van that drives off road to a gannet colony. The scenery to the colony was amazing, thru many locked...More

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

Thank you for reviewing Gannet Safaris Overland. The tour is a great shore excursion with so much to see. Cheers

Reviewed 27 March 2017

The whole experience from the drive through Clifton Station, through to the actual Gannet viewing was awesome. It was complemented the entire time by Rob,s informative and interesting commentary. Would recommend not only to our overseas visitor,s but to all Kiwi,s as well.

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

Thanks Clive, The trip is awesome, I agree.... So much to see and learn. Its a trip to be done by all locals and visitors! Cheers

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Only public access to Cape Kidnappers which is now the site of an upmarket golf course ranked 16 in the world. Site also a nature conservancy to protect native birds including kiwis. Guides also work as volunteers on the conservancy. Absolute access to gannet colony...More

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

Thanks for reviewing. So much to see and learn on our trip. David is very knowledgable and has a huge passion for the wildlife. Cheers

Reviewed 12 March 2017

We are so glad we took the overland route. The scenery was amazing and our guide, Rob, was great. The getting to the gannets was a bonus adventure. Nice stops along the way to enjoy and appreciate the views, thanks Rob. The gannets were plentiful!...More

Thank Cathy W
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thank you. Aren't the baby chicks fantastic to see! Its wonderful being driven right to the gannets isn't it! Happy travles. Cheers

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is a super fun excursion for all. You can't help but love the sweet gannets as they tend their offspring. And seeing thousands of birds in one small area is remarkable. Plus, this is your chance to see stunning landscapes and learns about the...More

Thank Linda W
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thanks for your review. There's so much to see on the trip isn't there! It's wonderful to hear that it was a high point. Cheers

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