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Cape Kidnappers

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Gannets and Cape Kidnappers

This is certainly a must see if you are in the area. Five of us went along for the safari and a beautiful day of hiking, touring, a picnic lunch, and humor. Our tractor driver... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
junethon
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is certainly a must see if you are in the area. Five of us went along for the safari and a beautiful day of hiking, touring, a picnic lunch, and humor. Our tractor driver (Brian) was fantastic and truly made the day and the trip in and out loads of fun.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The reviews here seem confusing because some of them are about doing your own trip to Cape Kidnappers and some are about the Gannet Safari, which is a guided tour. It sounds as though the people doing it on their own have a difficult time getting to Cape Kidnappers....I don't know. What I do know is that we went on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Just incredible! What more can I say?! We took this tour directly from our cruise ship docked in Napier & headed out over the gorgeous hills to Cape Kidnappers. Our bus driver & guide was fantastic...he really knew his stuff & was enthusiastic about it. The scenery was spectacular, from the road through the pine forests, the working sheep farms... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Booked in advance from Aussie and took my Mum who had this tour on her wish list. Went on the tractor/trailer tour which was heaps of fun, beautiful scenery and an informative and enthusiastic driver made for an awesome day, we would highly recommend.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

For an great afternoon adventure a visit to the Cape is a great way to finish a day. Take some food and enjoy the tractor / trailer ride along the coast to the drop off point. Have a bite to eat and head up to the top to see the Gannets. Great trip

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Although one can go by tractor trailer (for a cost), for free you can do the approx. 8.5km walk from Clifton Camp. Will cost $1 to go through the camp to the nearest car park. It's worth it as it's less walking & you can use the camp toilets, showers etc. There is a shop at the camp & a... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Spectacular scenery, enjoyed the tractor and trailer trip to see the Gannet colony. Not to be missed.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I did the trip on the tractor a few years ago. It was an amazing experience and was up there among the best of my time in New Zealand. The guy driving the tractor was an absolute scream and did not disappoint his captive audience. The walk/climb up to the gannet colony was spectacular although it was also quite tough... More 

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Vashon, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took a bus to see Gannet colonies. It was worth the effort. We took lots of good photos. It was a little chilly.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I used to travel out to the Cape as a young boy. My dad even used to drive the tractors out there before the overland track existed. I used to love heading out there during school holidays for a swim and some fishing. Having been back there recently it is still just as I remembered. I still prefer going along... More 

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