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“Beautiful views, amazing wildlife.”

Muriwai Gannet Colony
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$98.41*
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Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Concord, California
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135 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, amazing wildlife.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Take a short hike across the beach and up over the rocks to view this amazing colony of birds. We watched them dive, dip and soar across the water to the rock outcroppings. Views of the beach, water, rocks and foliage were amazing. We stayed for quite a while just watching their antics until the rain drove us back into our car.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Well worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a great tourist destination. The Gannet colony is amazing. There is good walkways to get to the viewing areas, and there are 100's and 100's of Gannet's. While you are there, walk down on to the beach and even have a swim if the weather is good .. Well worth a visit

Visited October 2013
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“Great way to escape the city for a little while”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Only 40 minutes drive west of downtown Auckland and you will arrive at the West Coast of Auckland. Enjoy the tranquility of the ocean and waves... with the rocks decorated with a colony of Gannets. These birds are mates for life!

Visited August 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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311 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great views and spectacle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is place is pretty cool. The gannets are special as are the views and being exposed to the elements makes it even more so. The winds are wild and if you are lucky u might also see the seals below.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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271 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“A must see in Auckland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

The wildness of this fantastic spot, quite apart from the incredible gannet colony, is something not to be missed. I take all NZ visitors there and have always had an awesome response from them.

Visited September 2012
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