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Gannet Safaris Overland

Gannet Safaris Overland tour takes you to Hawke's Bay's Cape Kidnappers gannet colony - the world's largest, most accessible gannet nesting place. It's the only way of being taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds - there is no walking required!

Season Starts on September 1st 2023, See you then! 

From Clifton: $96.00 per adult, $48.00 per child (5 -16 yrs) or student with  ID to 18 yrs. Duration 3 hours

From Napier or Hastings: $136.00 per adult,  $68 per child (5-16 years) or student with ID to 18 yrs including transport from Napier or Hastings. Duration 4 hours

Drive along the scenic coast from Napier to Clifton (25 kms)  and join Gannet Safaris Overland from their base (or take a pre-arranged shuttle from Napier/Hastings) to visit the worlds largest, most accessible gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand.

Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years. Our safaris are the only way to be driven right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds. There is absolutely no walking required.

You will travel in comfort in our air conditioned 4WD vehicles, through Cape Kidnappers Station - traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, through stands of native bush, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines. There is a stop on the way at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views of Hawke Bay right across to the Mahia Peninsula. The amazing geology of the area can also be taken in.

The 36 km, three hour trip includes a commentary by your tour guide/driver on the farming operation on Cape Kidnappers Station and an introduction to the gannets.

On arrival at the gannets you can stretch your legs and take in the stunning scenery from your position at the cliff's edge - 100 metres above the ocean. Here your driver/guide will serve you refreshments whilst you enjoy watching the gannets perform around you.

Tours depart at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm from the Gannet Safari base in Clifton (25 minute drive from Napier)

Napier isite shuttle pick-up available 45 minutes prior to tour. (Shuttle must be pre-booked).

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