We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Kidnappers

New Zealand
Website
Improve this listing
96%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Write a Review

223 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    179
    36
    6
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oswestry, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vashon, Washington, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Switzerland
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

arriving here was a real treat 8,000 acres of private farm land golf wild life comfortable lodge and the best food served so far on North Island . An expensive but excellent experience well worth the money . Very good cellar and knowledgable sommelier. well worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went to the gannet colony by van arranged by the cruise company. We got to see one colony up close and two more from afar. We also got to see the beautiful landscape and here the stories from the knowledgable van drivers lastly we made a stop to see the club house of the exclusive golf course. I took... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

brilliant a must do, wrap up warm take any food you want and be prepared for the tractor to give you a bump or two as it even takes you through the sea at times

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great if you can afford this, set on a spectacular headland, gorgeous views and spectacular golf hole layout.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We took a gannet safari tour to see the gannets and had one of our most memorable days in NZ in spite of the rain and wind. Highly recommend the tour- other option is a very long hike on the beach that has to be timed so you don't get caught by the tides

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cape Kidnappers also viewed

Napier, Hawke's Bay Region
Napier, Hawke's Bay Region
 
Napier, Hawke's Bay Region
Napier, Hawke's Bay Region
 

Been to Cape Kidnappers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cape Kidnappers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?