Gannet Colony

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A paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers - an opportunity to witness one of nature's most spectacular events.

Nestled at Cape Kidnappers lies an extraordinary destination that promises an unforgettable adventure. The Gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers is one of the largest and most accessible in the world.

1. Witnessing the Majestic Gannets:

As you venture along the rugged coastline in comfortable air-conditioned 4×4 safari vehicles, you’ll encounter thousands of gannets nesting on the cliffs. Marvel at their graceful flight, intricate social behaviors, and the raucous symphony of sounds that fill the air. It’s a birdwatcher’s dream come true!

2. Guided Tours with Expert Knowledge:

Gannet Safaris Overland prides itself on its knowledgeable and passionate guides. These experts will regale you with fascinating facts about the gannets, the Cape Kidnappers region, and the unique geological formations you’ll encounter along the way. Their insight into the behaviour and ecology of these seabirds adds depth to the experience, making your journey enjoyable and educational.

3. The Thrill of Overland Adventure:

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating overland adventure as you traverse through rugged terrain, limestone plateaus, and steep cliffs on the Cape Kidnappers Station. The journey itself is an experience worth cherishing as you soak in breathtaking views of the bay and the surrounding landscape.

4. Geological Marvels:

Cape Kidnappers is not only renowned for its gannet colony but also for its striking geological formations. The region is home to fascinating rock formations, including the Te Koko-o-Kupe, a distinctive and ancient volcanic plug. Your safari with Gannet Safaris Overland will take you through this geological wonderland, offering a glimpse into the forces of nature that shaped the landscape.

5. Picturesque Beaches:

As you explore Cape Kidnappers, you’ll discover secluded and picturesque beaches that are perfect for a serene and refreshing walk. The rugged coastline, framed by the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, creates an idyllic backdrop for those seeking tranquility amidst nature’s beauty.

6. Conservation and Sustainability:

Gannet Safaris Overland is committed to conservation and sustainable practices. They work closely with the Department of Conservation to protect and preserve the gannet colony and its fragile ecosystem. By choosing this safari, you contribute to the preservation of this natural treasure for generations to come.

7. Seasonal Surprises:

Depending on the time of year, your Gannet Safaris Overland experience may include delightful surprises. From spotting other migratory birds to witnessing the playful antics of seal colonies, each season brings unique marvels to enrich your journey.

Gannet Safaris Overland offers a soul-stirring encounter with nature’s wonders, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher, a nature lover, or simply seeking an extraordinary adventure, this safari promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of New Zealand’s untamed beauty.

So, pack your sense of wonder and embark on a voyage of discovery with Gannet Safaris Overland – where nature’s spectacle unfolds before your very eyes.

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