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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 trip

Didn't want to go when hubby first said, but so glad I went. Jan our driver was great. What an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trudimarksuzanne2017
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Gannets and stunning landscapes !

When you're in New Zealand, this is an absolute MUST ! Your local and knowledgeable driver will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
904agnesc
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Zoutleeuw, Belgium
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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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“golf course” (17 reviews)
“cape kidnappers” (43 reviews)
“amazing birds” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't want to go when hubby first said, but so glad I went. Jan our driver was great. What an amazing trip, beautiful views. Will be telling others to make the trip.

Thank trudimarksuzanne2017
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for reviewing Gannet Safaris - The views are spectacular, we are very lucky! I will pass onto Jan. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're in New Zealand, this is an absolute MUST ! Your local and knowledgeable driver will take you through stunning landscapes to the cliffs where the Australasian Gannets breed and roost. I promise you, your jaw will drop from the sheer sight of this...More

Thank 904agnesc
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming on our safari tour. We agree, its an absolute must do in Hawkes Bay! We look forward to taking you out to Cape Kidnappers on your next trip. Happy Travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful trip out to see the gannets. David our driver and host was very informative. Would highly recommend.

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

Great - thanks for reviewing and joining us on our tour. It is great and the birds are amazing to watch aren't they!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overland tour was a lovely way to see the gannets up close. Driving to the site our guide/driver Toni, was very informative and taught up a lot about the history of the land in Cape Kidnappers. The Colony itself was large and you can...More

Thank Rinaha
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

That's wonderful you enjoyed our tour. There’s so much interesting history to learn as well as seeing the gannets. Happy holidays.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this trip it is worth every cent! We took the afternoon trip and were so close to the gannet colony, only seven of us in total; no one else was there. We had a good amount of time to observe and photograph these...More

Thank Anne L
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wonderful to hear. There's so many different aspects to the trip. Happy holidays.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overland tour is a great way to see the gannet colony sites, including the chicks, and learn a bit about the area and Clive and Cape Kidnapper stations too. Gannet Safaris provide some great story-telling along the way, with a comfortable ride and cup...More

Thank Bronnersuk
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us. It is such a wonderful trip we love hearing how much everyone enjoys it. Add yes, its great for young and old! Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have taken friends on this tour. The chance to see these birds up close is amazing, the noise ,the smell and them flying around your head is a wonderful experience. Being driven there with an explanation of the history...More

Thank Ian P
gannetsafaris, General Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Gannet Safaris. Neat hearing that it was your second trip too! Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a brilliant tour and one of the best we did in all of New Zealand. Our lovely lady guide was just brilliant, very knowledgeable about not only the gannets but the spectacular area in which they can be found. There were only 6...More

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

Thank you for reviewing our tour. Seeing the young chicks is an amazing time to visit. Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience to drive through magnificent scenery of cape kidnapper with interesting stories from the guide/driver. Amazing to see the Gannets in the season.

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

Thanks for coming on our trip. wonderful time of year to do it. Happy holidays.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Gannets in peak season when the babies had been born. An incredible site but also so much to learn and see on the way there. David was a font of information and a wonderful guide! The farm we travelled through...More

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

Its a great time of year when you get to see the chicks. Thanks for coming on our trip. Cheers

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