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Gannet Safaris

Bird Watching - Cape Kidnappers with Transfers - 4 Hours

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  • 3 hour guided 4WD tour
  • Includes transfers from Napier or Hastings
  • Learn the history of Cape Kidnappers
  • Morning or afternoon tea included
  • Spectacular views of Hawke's Bay
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
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Embark on an unforgettable bird watching adventure with the Hawkes Bay Bird Watching Tour at Cape Kidnappers Gannet Safaris. Located in the picturesque Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand, this tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of nature up close.

With transfers available from both Hastings and Napier, this tour ensures a hassle-free and convenient experience for all bird enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes as you journey to Cape Kidnappers, home to one of the largest and most accessible gannet colonies in the world.

Led by experienced guides, you'll have the chance to observe these magnificent seabirds in their natural habitat. Marvel at their graceful flight patterns, distinctive plumage, and intricate nesting behaviors. Capture breathtaking photographs and create lasting memories as you witness the gannets' daily rituals.

The tour provides a comprehensive insight into the ecology and conservation efforts surrounding these incredible creatures. Learn about their migratory patterns, breeding habits, and the challenges they face in the modern world. Gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of preserving their habitat and protecting their future.

Whether you're a seasoned bird watcher or a nature enthusiast looking for a unique experience, the Hawkes Bay Bird Watching Tour is a must-visit. Book your tour today and discover the wonders of Cape Kidnappers and its awe-inspiring gannet colony.


  • Guided 4WD tour of gannet colony
  • Morning or afternoon tea included
  • Pick up from Hastings or Napier i-site info centre
  • Knowledgeable tour guide


  • This experience does no operate during winter (May-Aug)


  • This experience departs at 8:30am and 12:30pm
  • Pick up from Napier or Hastings i-site info centre


  • Please allow approximately 4 hours in total for this experience


  • However pick up is from the Hastings or Napier i-site info centre

What To Bring

  • Bring a warm jacket and sunglasses

Additional Information

  • Tours do not operate from May to August

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
The birds can be seen from September to early May. In September they return and build their nests ready for the arrival of the chicks during December and January. The chicks are then fattened up ready for their first and departing flight in late April / early May when they go off on their annual ritual to warmer climates.
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