Captivating champion divers and masters of the sea, brace yourself for a journey that takes you from coast to cape, to the world’s largest most accessible Gannet colony in beautiful Hawke’s Bay.

For over 50 years, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Safaris has been the only tour to take you overland, bringing you face to face with these winged seabirds in a thriving environment for nesting and breeding.

This 4x4 safari experience takes you on a guided discovery tour to the top of Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony where you will come encounter over 20,000 gannets in their natural habitat– nesting, preening, dancing swooping and diving right before your eyes.

From our base at Te Awanga, our modern fleet of 4x4 vehicles will transport you through pristine coastline, working farms, native bush and to New Zealand’s largest privately-owned nature reserve.

With the vast Pacific Ocean in sight, beneath the land of the long white clouds, and surrounded by beautiful winged wonders, this an unforgettable journey of discovery of the land, the sea and the skies.  

 

Regular Tours

Regular Tours

From September 1 – 30 April, daily tours are at 9.30am and 1.30pm.
Traveling overland in comfort in our air conditioned 4WD buses, through spectacular Cape Kidnappers Station to view the largest most accessible gannet colony in the world.

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Private Tours

Private Tours

If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable Hawke's Bay experience, or a luxurious private tour of the spectacular Cape Kidnappers gannet colony then consider our private Range Rover tours or Sunrise tour.
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Sunrise Tours

Sunrise Tours

Have you own personal encounter with these magnificent seabirds with the sun rising over the plateau - experience the gannets swooping overhead as they have their first flight of the morning.
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Book your tour today!

Book your tour today!

Book your tour today!
It’s that time of year again - the birds are back and can’t wait to see you.

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