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Gannet Safaris Overland

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Te Awanga, New Zealand
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About Gannet Safaris Overland
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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Private tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

Travel over New Zealand's largest privately owned wildlife sanctuary, learn about a working farm, local history, legends and the geology of the area. Stop at lookout point with spectacular views.

Be within a few feet of the remarkable gannet birds with stunning golden crowns where 20,000 gannets nest - its the largest accessible mainland colony in the world.
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3 hours
from US$539.84

Exclusive SUNRISE tour to Cape Kidnappers

The East cape of New Zealand is the first to see the sun rise each day. Experience the spectacular moment the sun rises up over the gannets and see their white feathers glow. Enjoy the birds swooping overhead as they have their first morning flight stretching their vast wings.
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3 hours
from US$623.18
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Kim D wrote a review 9 Apr
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My sister and I throughly enjoyed the incredibly informative commentary give my our driver Tony. It wasn't a busy time of the year at the colony but we were able to sit and watch the coming and goings if the birds for a good 45 minutes having been served tea and biscuits. We would highly recommend this tour. Loved it.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Michael T wrote a review 7 Apr
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
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We did the $88pp four wheel drive bus tour of the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony. The cheaper tractor along the beach requires a steep and long walk to the Gannet Colony so we were thankful we chose this tour. Dave, the driver, was very informative with lots of interesting stories and information on the conservation efforts for many endangered species. You get very close to the Gannet Colony and enjoy amazing views of the farm and cliffs of the Cape. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Deepika J wrote a review 5 Apr
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
It was a fabulous experience. I have traveled to Napier at least 7-8 times but didn't even know about the Gannet experience. It was an absolute pleasure. Right from Wayne's anecdotes and different stories including facts, to the beautiful scenic ocean and the scenery, to the kids loving all the animals - turkeys, rabbits, etc to finally the colony of Gannets. It was an absolutely stunning experience. We were a group of 13 (kids and adults included) and all of us came back feeling wonderful about our experience. The bus ride was comfortable and the hot tea and biscuits were welcomed at the right time. Watching the Gannets feed their young ones, flying over to land at the right spot, young ones screaming to get some food from parents, the fights among parents, the sea gulls hanging around to get a bit of food... It was just awesome! Thanks very much. First time, but definitely not the last time
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Date of experience: April 2021
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JoJamie wrote a review 2 Apr
Hamilton, New Zealand45 contributions2 helpful votes
An excellent adventure with knowledgeable tour guides, Wayne and Richard, who provided great commentary along the way, and made tea and coffee for us at the gannet colony. Both the chicks and adult birds were adorable, and there was plenty of opportunity to take photos. We really enjoyed the trip, thank you!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Tracey wrote a review Mar 2021
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We all loved the entire tour. We’ve visited the area so many times, but were yet to go and see the gannets. We were unsure about how our kids would enjoy this tour, but we had nothing to worry about! A great tour from start to finish. We had Tony as our guide and he made the entire trip interesting. He told us about the history of the cape, the farm and golf course and (of course) the gannets. We also loved how accessible this tour is - minimal walking if that’s what suits you.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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