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Cape Kidnappers

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Half-Day Self-Guided Hawkes Bay Coastline and Wineries Cycling Tour
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“gannet colony” (62 reviews)
“tractor ride” (36 reviews)
“high tide” (8 reviews)
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"gannet colony"
in 62 reviews
"tractor ride"
in 36 reviews
"high tide"
in 8 reviews
"walk along the beach"
in 7 reviews
"golf course"
in 14 reviews
"recommend this trip"
in 3 reviews
"motor camp"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"gannet beach adventures"
in 8 reviews
"hawkes bay"
in 8 reviews
"new zealand"
in 13 reviews
"stunning location"
in 3 reviews
"quad bikes"
in 6 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 3 reviews
"overland trip"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We went on a guided tour and there were a lot of birds the day we went. There were a lot of teenage gannets that were almost ready to fly away and it was interesting to watch them trying to take off. Apparently once they...More

1  Thank maureen_drew
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

My girlfriend and I were rather excited to head out to see the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers. From a distance the Cape looks spectacular. This was the problem though, everything was from a distance. Following the GPS instructions it lead us to a Golf...More

1  Thank allaboutstatus
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing tour ...great views..just great experience to see Gannets, beautiful landscape and beautiful rare birds

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

While we did not walk all the way to the Cape, we started walking from the Clifton Motor Camp at the start of the receding tide. Sometimes pebbles, sometimes sand, but the walk alongside the cliffs was stunning. Amazing geology, to see the different layers...More

1  Thank Peter T
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

A fabulous tour for people of all ages. Tourists are seated on trailors towed by tractors along the beach area to the gannet sanctuary. The tour guides are light hearted and entertaining while covering various points of interest. It takes about 4 hours and the...More

Thank JamesMac2803
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

My boyfriend and I hiked along the beach to the gannet colony - it was around 12 miles total (there and back), mostly along pebbled/sandy beach, with a small amount of wading through water and scrabbling over low rocks. We made sure we timed it...More

2  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely had no regrets signing up at the eleventh hour for the gannet tractor ride with gannet beach adventures. The trip was amazing; well worth its price. Our guide Murray was not only informative, he was also entertaining. We will definitely be bringing friends...More

1  Thank Jason L
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

We decided on taking the beach tractor trip rather than the overland trip or walking the 9km each way along the beach. Both the walk and the tractor trip are tied dependent and it is advisable to check the tides and to book in advance....More

Thank neil1342014
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

A 4 hour tractor ride along a rocky beach to see gannet colonies.Best way to go. An enjoyable ride with knowledgable drivers on both the fascinating geology of the cliffs and the lives of the gannets. Lots of chicks of varying stages. Well worth the...More

Thank KPATauranga
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We took the 4h tractor trail to explore Cape Kidnappers and to see the gannets. Was really relieved that we decided to go on the tractor (which only operates once a day depending on tide timings. Do check out the tour timing and pre-book) as...More

Thank Opaque21
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TeeYvonne
July 11, 2016|
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Response from ChrisKiwi | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from the village at road end but it takes hours and is tide dependent You cannot self drive cars to the Cape Some locals do go out by 4 wheel motorbike and similar all terrain vehicles We went on trailers... More
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Alice W
June 1, 2016|
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Response from Kylie E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Best time to go is November to February. I'd still say worth the walk in March though, regardless of whether there's too many birds around or not.
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C.A. D
November 4, 2015|
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Response from Kylie E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. It won't let me post the weblink, but google Cape Kidnappers tractor and it will give you options for the tractor, quad etc
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