Gannet Colony Cape Kidnappers


LocationDurationPrice Starts From ($NZD)
Napier4 Hours44


  Introduction

This is a unique, fun eco-experience tour that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with personalized service and guides who point out the natural and geological wonders of the area. With over 60 years’ experience, Gannet Beach Adventures provides a 4 hour mild adventure, travelling along the majestically rugged coastline from Clifton to Cape Kidnapper.a nice day beside the sea, an opportunity to view the amazing wildlife, or a trip back in time as told by the layers in the coastal cliffs. Put them all together and it is a special experience – come and see for yourself!

 

 


  

Tour Details

 

 Duration time : 4 hours.

  Departure Location : 475 Clifton Road, Clifton,  Hawke's Bay.

Departure Time :  Tide dependent

Departure dates : From late September to late April

Category :  Wildlife sightseeing

 

  

The Gannet

Departing on the days’ low tide, visitors travel by tractor and trailer along the majestically rugged coastline.  Photographic opportunities abound as stops are made throughout the journey giving visitors an insight into how nature’s forces have shaped this amazing area. Travelling through the Black Reef colony (one of two colonies we visit) visitors can almost touch the gannets in their natural environment, without even stepping off the trailer. Departing on the days’ low tide, visitors travel by tractor and trailer along the majestically rugged coastline. Photographic opportunities abound as stops are made throughout the journey giving visitors an insight into how nature’s forces have shaped this amazing area. Travelling through the Black Reef colony (one of two colonies we visit) visitors can almost touch the gannets in their natural environment without evening stepping on the trailer. Continuing onto the Cape itself, an approximate 90 minute break enables visitors’ ample time to picnic, swim, or enjoy a scenic walk to the Plateau colony.  Stunning views across Hawkes Bay from the top of the Cape grace many a visitor’s photo album.  The Saddle & Whalebone Reef colonies can also be viewed from here (but are inaccessible to the public). Depending on the time of the season, visitors can witness new-born chicks, through to 4-month old gannets preparing for their first ever flight, which will take them all the way to Australian waters.

 

 

 Warm clothing (jacket or windbreaker, sweatshirt etc), sunhat & sunglasses.

 Comfortable & sturdy walking shoes – not jandals!

Food & drink (depending on the time of your trip).

 

 

 

 Pickup is usually 45 minutes prior to the departure time, from the Napier and Hastings I-Sites.

Tractor and guide.

 

 

All prices in $NZDThe Gannet Colony
Adult44
Child24
Student34

Infants 3 years of age and under are free of charge.

Children aged 4-15 years pay a child's fare.

16 years and older pay full adult fare or student rate (ID must be supplied).

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