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Cape Kidnappers

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All reviews gannet colony tractor ride high tide walk along the beach golf course motor camp well worth the trip quad bikes tide times overland trip sunny day trailer cliffs geology driver clifton birds
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the monent we arrived my door was opened for me, there was a lovely option of drinks in main area so i had bubbles and some nuts. I highly recommend walking down the lawn and sit on the seat the view is amazing on...More

Thank poehlevanessa
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The property, accommodation, golf cource, service and food is out of this world. The staff’s commitment and professionalism the 5 star experience we had. They have a sommelier on staff that was able to describe, understand and match the food with the wine perfectly. A...More

Thank sebastianpT7438KW
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We went on a guided tour and there were a lot of birds the day we went. There were a lot of teenage gannets that were almost ready to fly away and it was interesting to watch them trying to take off. Apparently once they...More

1  Thank maureen_drew
Reviewed 23 February 2018

My girlfriend and I were rather excited to head out to see the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers. From a distance the Cape looks spectacular. This was the problem though, everything was from a distance. Following the GPS instructions it lead us to a Golf...More

2  Thank allaboutstatus
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

What an amazing tour ...great views..just great experience to see Gannets, beautiful landscape and beautiful rare birds

Thank AleksandraS1645
Reviewed 11 February 2018

While we did not walk all the way to the Cape, we started walking from the Clifton Motor Camp at the start of the receding tide. Sometimes pebbles, sometimes sand, but the walk alongside the cliffs was stunning. Amazing geology, to see the different layers...More

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 27 January 2018

A fabulous tour for people of all ages. Tourists are seated on trailors towed by tractors along the beach area to the gannet sanctuary. The tour guides are light hearted and entertaining while covering various points of interest. It takes about 4 hours and the...More

Thank JamesMac2803
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My boyfriend and I hiked along the beach to the gannet colony - it was around 12 miles total (there and back), mostly along pebbled/sandy beach, with a small amount of wading through water and scrabbling over low rocks. We made sure we timed it...More

2  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We absolutely had no regrets signing up at the eleventh hour for the gannet tractor ride with gannet beach adventures. The trip was amazing; well worth its price. Our guide Murray was not only informative, he was also entertaining. We will definitely be bringing friends...More

1  Thank Jason L
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We decided on taking the beach tractor trip rather than the overland trip or walking the 9km each way along the beach. Both the walk and the tractor trip are tied dependent and it is advisable to check the tides and to book in advance....More

1  Thank neil1342014
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12 July 2016|
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Response from ChrisKiwi | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from the village at road end but it takes hours and is tide dependent You cannot self drive cars to the Cape Some locals do go out by 4 wheel motorbike and similar all terrain vehicles We went on trailers... More
Alice W
1 June 2016|
Response from Kylie E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Best time to go is November to February. I'd still say worth the walk in March though, regardless of whether there's too many birds around or not.
C.A. D
5 November 2015|
Response from Kylie E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. It won't let me post the weblink, but google Cape Kidnappers tractor and it will give you options for the tractor, quad etc