Hawkes Bay: Half Day Gannet 4WD Safari
- 3 Hours
- 3 Hours
- On request
Join Gannet Safaris Overland and the world's largest, most accessible gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors at Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years. This safari is the only way to be driven right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds. There is absolutely no walking required. Travel in comfort in air conditioned 4 x 4 wheeled vehicles, through Cape Kidnappers Station - traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, through stands of native bush, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines. There is a stop on the way at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views of Hawke Bay right across to Mahia peninsula. The amazing geology of the area can also be taken in. The 36km, three hour trip includes a commentary by your tour guide / driver on the farming operation on Cape Kidnappers Station and an introduction to the gannets. On arrival at the gannets you can stretch your legs and take in the amazing scenery from your position at the brink of the cliffs edge - 100 metres above the ocean. Here your driver / guide will serve you refreshments whilst you enjoy watching the gannets perform around you.
Duration: 3 Hours
Departs: 9:30 a.m. - Returns: 12:30 p.m.
Departs: 1:30 p.m. - Returns: 4:30 p.m.