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Gannet Colony

#2 of 3 things to do in Clifton Features Animals
Cape Kidnappers, Clifton, New Zealand
+64 800 426 638
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Climb is worth it

Really interesting trip and sights. I didn't feel like we were impinging on the Gannets home which... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2017
Napier, New Zealand
Great Walk, Lovely Water and Cliff Views and Interesting Colonies of Gannets

Having checked the tides, we parked the car and set out on the beautiful beach walk with towering... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Gold Coast
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“the cliff” (10 reviews)
Cape Kidnappers, Clifton, New Zealand
+64 800 426 638
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

Really interesting trip and sights. I didn't feel like we were impinging on the Gannets home which was nice, as the clifftop is large. Good to get a bit of exercise on the way up as well. You can't help but take amazing pictures with...More

Thank sarahchats
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Having checked the tides, we parked the car and set out on the beautiful beach walk with towering cliffs on one side. At the 8 klm mark we saw the first of the Gannet colonies - the smaller colony. We then decided to continue on...More

Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Drive to Murawai Beach from Auckland was easy and quick. There is a bit of a climb to see the gannet colony but it is definitely worth it. Fantastic views, a smell of the sea, sun shine - and the birds. This is simply a...More

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed February 10, 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit and see nature at it's best. Stunning views and gannets raising their hatchlings.

Thank Lasseter4242
Reviewed January 26, 2017

This is a unique adventure and if you like sea, cliffs and birds this is a trip not to miss. You can walk there but it's a long way and going on a tractor, though pretty bumpy and sometimes a bit hair raising, was fun....More

Thank Travellingfar2
Reviewed January 17, 2017

we loved this trip - the tractor ride was amazing and the gannet colony was so interesting. great to see

Thank Sinead D
Reviewed January 8, 2017

A tractor ride along the beautiful coastline a tour guide with experience and knowledge and a sense of humor not to be faulted. (thanks Murray) The Gannet colony didn't disappoint either these bird are magnificent, parent birds protecting their young on the cliffs of Cape...More

Thank gayewaikari
Reviewed January 4, 2017

You can sit beside the colony, really close to the birds, just a rope to remind you not to get so close that you disturb them. It is magical to see how the nests are organised just out of reach of the next bird, to...More

Thank SaveTigerNorthants
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Visiting these gannets is a great adventure. I'd recommend taking the coastline route to visit them.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Gannets are cute birds, very loyal to their partners and fiercely protective about their nests.. and you can see all of it at the gannet colony . We went in January, saw their nests , eggs, babies , feeding and fighting... all at one visit!!...More

Thank Priya P
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