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Private tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony provided by Gannet Safaris Overland

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Private tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

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₹ 37,941.56
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2 adults
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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.
  • You'll start at
    Gannet Safaris Overland Ltd
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Cape Kidnappers
    Stop: 45 minutes
    Visit the largest accessible mainland ganet colony in the world. Be within metres of 20,000 birds
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    Pass by
    Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
  • You'll end at
    Gannet Safaris Overland Ltd
    396 Clifton Road, Hawke's Bay 4172, New Zealand
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gannet Safaris Overland Ltd, 396 Clifton Road, Hawke's Bay 4172, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Coffee and/or Tea
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Allan J wrote a review 9 Oct
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Excellent morning up close and personal with the Gannet’s and out to the picturesque Flat Rock. Amazing time, well looked after by David our personal guide. Thanks David. A pleasure meeting you. We really enjoyed your thorough knowledge and company.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Mel B wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego3 contributions
We had a great tour with Tony! Not only did he share a ton of information about the area and animals, but he also made it very entertaining and fun! Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from gannetsafaris, Manager at Private tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony
Responded 8 Apr 2020
Thank you fro the review. Tony is fabulous and he will love that you think hes entertaining :) Happy travels & Cheers
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By: Gannet Safaris Overland
The 3 of us all throughly enjoyed this experience and would love to do it again. People were friendly and very know
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Loved seeing these beautiful birds
I went on the Gannet Safari this week and found that that it was one of the loveliest tours that I have done. I wa
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Awesome adventure
David our guide was great very knowledgeable and interesting the time went by so quickly, weather was cold and wind
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Discovery your own backyard -NZ
Awesome trip to the gannet colony very interesting and great scenery def worth doing! Interesting stories from our
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Great experience.
Really enjoyed this tour - it was the highlight of our trip to Napier / Hastings and I would definitely recommend i
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A great afternoon's adventure
A really great afternoon, even with not great weather! Our tour guide David was a fountain of knowledge and great
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great trip
did the overland trip, the 4wheel drive bus was comfortable. Our guide and driver Jan was very knowledgeable on the
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Awesome experience
We had a great morning with Wayne. He was the best guide one could imagine. So knowledgeable and also very passio
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Fun and Informative Gannet Experience
Loved learning about the Gannets and life time partners living around 20 yrs Great guide - Jan knew a lot about loc
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Go Go Gannets
Had awesome tour out to Cape Kidnappers to check out Gannetsville, great tour , great close up with the gannets who
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Incredible Experience
The visit to see the Gannets Colony was the highlight of our stay. Tony was a brilliant host, with a deep knowledge
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Jane W
Even better than expected
This was even better than expected. Tony was an excellent guide, who gave a lively and informative commentary on t
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Highly Recommend
It was a very Entertaining and Informative experience, Tony was a great guide telling us the history and providing
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One of the best experiences of my 69 years! It was an amazing experience made even better by Jan who was incredibl
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Great experience
Great experience, a really interesting history of the area and the gannets were incredible to see up close! Thanks
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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