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Cape Kidnappers

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Absolutely stunning scenery and the tractor ride is a lot more comfortable then I thought. Seeing the gannets is fantastic and definitely added bonus to the scenery. Would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
marvinmc1
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning scenery and the tractor ride is a lot more comfortable then I thought. Seeing the gannets is fantastic and definitely added bonus to the scenery. Would recommend

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're in the Bay and fancy a 4 hour walk to see the gannets, we would highly recommend this walk. Make sure you check the tide times, set off on your journey and be prepared to take some pretty cool photos along the way!

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Thank Kylie E
Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know a lot of people have seen enough gannets to last them a life time, but I urge you not to go past this spectacular site just outside Napier, New Zealand. I was lucky enough to be on Jo's coach tour and she was so knowledgeable, and spoke with such passion about the surrounding land and scenery, she was... More 

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Thank Ellen P
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the fat bike ride to the cape and it was good fun. You can go on your own speed...stop whereever you want, bike into the small valleys...all things you won't see with the tractor. There is enough time for both ways and also some fun rides in the water or the stones. Go for it

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Thank mhg13
Kingston Blount, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driven overland through cape kidnappers station with very knowledgable and friendly driver. Birds wonderful, one mum still incubating, chicks all ages. Well worth it.

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Thank Pukaki2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must do trip with family. Excellent day with teenage children. The guide was funny with great knowledge of history and geology. 30 minutes walk up the hill was worth the panoramic views. Highly recommended.

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Thank Anupma M
Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Hawkes Bay consider visiting stunning Cape Kidnappers. We traveled out to the end of the Cape sitting on trailers pulled by vintage tractors, an operation run by a local business that is an experience in its own right, but you can walk or go overland by minibus, from Clifton beach, a small village at the base of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the longest driveways I can recall. Fantastic staff, golf course, views & food. Warm greeting on arrival and guided to the very well appointed amenities/change rooms. While our golf bags were being put on the carts our orders were taken for our half way food and drinks. We were then guided to the already prepared driving range. Breathtaking... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful NZ coast line, you can see the Port on one side and the Cape on the other. Beach okay to swim at once you get past the waves.

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Thank rachnz2015
Whakatane
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We went on the 4 hour tractor tour (Gannet Beach Adventures). Having a knowledgeable and humorous tour guide helps to make the trip fun and worthwhile. The cliffs along the beach were awesome! It is great to be able to get so close to the gannets - although smelly! We found there was plenty of time to walk and observe... More 

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