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Cape Kidnappers: Gannet Colony Exclusive Sunrise Tour

Activity provider: Gannet Safaris Overland

Cape Kidnappers: Gannet Colony Exclusive Sunrise Tour

Activity provider: Gannet Safaris Overland

From US$ 557.63 per group up to 4

Have your own personal encounter with the birds at a gannet colony as the sun rises over the plateau on the East Cape of New Zealand.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy stunning views of the sun rising over Cape Kidnappers
  • Marvel at the gannet’s as they sore overhead on their first flight of the day
  • Come within meters of the largest accessible mainland gannet colony in the world
Full description
Enjoy a unique tour to Cape Kidnappers and watch the sunrise over the gannets. The East Cape of New Zealand is the first in the world to see the sunrise each day. Travel in a 4 x 4 Range Rover (maximum 4 people) on an exclusive tour to the largest accessible mainland gannet colony in the world. Journey overland through Cape Kidnappers Station, a working farm of approximately 2,500 hectares with a fascinating history. In addition to beef and sheep farming, the station boasts a 200-hectare conservatory protected by a predator-proof fence running from coast to coast across the promontory.  See Kiwi and Tuatara along with a wide variety of native birds and wildlife which had previously been wiped out by predators. Enjoy spectacular views across Hawkes Bay to Napier and the distant Mahia Peninsula when you stop at a cliff-top viewpoint along the way. On arrival at the colony, be mesmerized by the spectacular birds with their eye markings and golden crowns. From within just a few feet of the adults and nesting chicks, see these remarkable birds preening themselves and performing their courtship dance ritual.
Includes
  • One-on-one guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand

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