Back to top

Gannet Safaris Overland

Gannet Safaris Overland experience takes you to Hawke's Bay 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!

$124.00 per Adult, $62.00 per child (5 - 16 years) and student to 18 with ID with transport from Napier i-SITE

Duration: 4 hours return from Napier i-SITE.

The Gannet Safari Overland experience takes you to Hawke's Bay 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!

Begin your tour from Napier with a drive along the scenic coast to Te Awanga.  You will travel in comfort, in air conditioned 4 x 4 coaches through Cape Kidnappers Station and its International Golf course. You will traverse riverbeds, broad rolling pastures and breathtaking inclines. During the 16 km drive, you will stop at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views across Hawke's Bay. Having also passed through native forest and predator proof fencing you will arrive within a few metres of this massive colony.

The gannets ignore human beings, but are ferocious hunters of fish. Their plummeting dives and ritual dance of recognition are a must see. The birds arrive at the colony late August and their chicks hatch from late November to early December. They then migrate again in March/April.

Booking Request Form

Make a booking enquiry and a Napier i-SITE consultant will contact you shortly with booking options.

All bookings are subject to availability and will be confirmed after booking has been received.

Follow this link if the form fails to load. online form.

Contact us

Phone +64 0800 847 488
Email info@napiernz.com
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram

Visit us

100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110
Summer Holiday hours:
16/12 to 24/12 9.00am to 5.30pm
26/12 to 31/01/20 9am to 6pm

Portions of information on this site are copyrighted

© 2019 Napier i-Site Visitor Centre - Napier - New Zealand

Napier Hawkes bay.

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© - https://www.napiernz.com/ / +64 0800 847 488 / info@napiernz.com