Private tour

Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony Private Tour

Activity provider: Gannet Safaris Overland

Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony Private Tour

Activity provider: Gannet Safaris Overland

From US$ 483.37 per group up to 4

Discover New Zealand's largest privately-owned wildlife sanctuary, learn about the working farm, local history, legends, and the geology of the area, and get within a few feet of the remarkable gannet birds.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Take in the panoramic views across Hawkes Bay
  • Visit the world’s largest accessible mainland gannet colony
  • See unique birds up close
Full description
Experience a personal encounter with birds on a guided tour to the largest accessible gannet colony in the world. Venture through the 2,500 acres of Cape Kidnappers Station, see the sheep and beef farming, the 200-hectare native bush conservatory, Kiwi and Tuatara, and more. Stop on top of the cliff tops and look down at the remarkable geology of the cliffs and sweeping views across Hawkes Bay. Get within just a few feet of adults and chicks nesting, preening themselves, and performing their courtship dance. When at the colony, you'll be mesmerized by the spectacular birds with their exquisite eye markings and golden crowns.
  • Tea/coffee provided
  • Accommodation pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable clothes

Product ID: 263682