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Amazing cliffs

Just love looking at these cliffs, with their layers of geological information. Helpful to see as... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
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nice beach walk

excellent time pass walking across the beach, easy access and plenty of places to park cars... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
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“tractor ride”(2 reviews)
“gannet colony”(2 reviews)
“shelter”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
446 Clifton Rd, Te Awanga 4180, New Zealand
+64 6-873 1018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really so beautiful well it should be I feel it comes across alittle scummy now a days, the beach front for garnet viewing road across to camping is still not fixed the camp-site is very run-down and dreary looking it needs a...More

Thank Kristie W
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Just love looking at these cliffs, with their layers of geological information. Helpful to see as part of a gannet tour, so you hear the geological details.

Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

excellent time pass walking across the beach, easy access and plenty of places to park cars, there’s a nice cafe (clifton cafe) near the parking lot. if you wanna do a tour to cape kidnappers, there’s gannet beach adventures which operates once a day near...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Need to get the tide times right here before setting out or you could get caught out. Parked at Clifton and set out firstly through the camp site and then on the beach. It was a hot day and there is no shade until you...More

Thank Molenders
Reviewed 19 December 2017

A pleasant informative van through a private sanctuary to the massive Gannet rookery at the top of Cape Kidnappers.

Thank Neal G
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoy day walks when on holiday and this one rates highly. We had a perfect day - sea was flat, barely any wind and temp in the mid 20s. We started 3 hrs after high tide from Clifton Cafe as recommended and enjoyed a...More

Thank Janine C
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Instead of taking the tractor and trailer along the beach we paid a little extra to go overland by 4WD. Great guide, very informative trip, awesome scenery and views. The gannets were a delight to watch. The service right from our original booking was also...More

Thank del_b
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The gannet reserve can be reached via a walk or tractor ride along the beach or from an overland bus tour. The gannets are used to people and their cameras. They fly and circle low over your head and around the colony

Thank old_romantics_2000
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day out, either go on the tractor or ride a fat Bike... Highly recommended for all ages... Spectacular views...

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Cape Kidnappers is an isolated promontory 90 minutes to the south of Napier. Only accessible on foot (a five hour walk over risky beach terrain) or by private tour, the Cape is the home of the world's largest accessible colony of Australasian gannets. The Cape...More

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