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Gannet Safaris Overland

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Tour operator - overland tours to Cape Kidnappers, travelling over a working station and thought New Zealand's largest privately owned wildlife sanctuary. Getting to the largest accessible mainland gannet colony in the world - no walking is required.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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396 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
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+64 6-875 0888
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to see the three groups of gannets but were amazed at the beauty and amazing views of the cliffs, hills and sea stacks. The weather was partly cloudy with bits of sun but it added to the character of the photos. It was...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 6 days ago

Actually had no plans to o this and were passing so thought we would enquire. Extremely glad we did. We did the 1330 hrs tour (the other one is at 0930hrs) which takes 3 hours. Magnificent scenery on the way up to the top of...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shoutout to our driver guide Dave. What a kind and knowledgeable gentlemen. The tour through a massive extremely beautiful property with lots of information. The Cape Kidnappers itself is stunning. The views are amazing, and the tour is definitely well worthy. Thanks a lot guys....More

Thank leom774
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's great to hear. The views are stunning aren't they! All the birds have arrived back early and are in full swing! Cheers

Reviewed April 20, 2018

Seeing the Gannet colony on land is amazing enough in itself, but our host, David, had made this trip even more enjoyable with his knowledge and senses of humour. Lots of knowledge, amazing view of the landscape, and fascinating wildlife. Great fun for our family.

Thank Vichit V
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thanks for reviewing. There is so much to take in and see on the trip, we love hearing how much people enjoy our tour. Cheers

Reviewed April 18, 2018

It is thrilling to see such a large colony of Gannets. You are close to them so it is easy to observe their behaviors and antics. The guides are knowledgeable and informative with lots of experience. The buses are air conditioned and comfortable. This is...More

Thank Marlene T
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you. The birds are just stunning to watch aren't they. Its a wonderful tour and we're please you were able to enjoy it with us. Cheers

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time during this safari, interesting commentary from our guide Jan (amazing driving skills in the rough terrain!) and tranquil scenery. I am not a big bird lover, but the gannet colony did look beautiful! Jan did do brief stops and narrated...More

Thank PoojaK1988
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

It's such a wonderful tour isn't it. Thank you for enjoying it with us. Jan is a super driver/guide as are all our guides - they all have such a passion for the birds and history of the land. Cheers

Reviewed March 31, 2018

Although this was late in the season, there were a large number of adult gannets to be seen, on land and in the air. There were also about ten young, still in juvenile plumage and waiting for food. They are magnificent birds in the air,...More

Thank Chris A
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you for reviewing Gannet Safaris Overland. Graham is a fabulous driver/guide, I will pass on how much you enjoyed his trip. Yes, although there aren’t many young birds left its still amazing watching the ones left. The scenery is amazing isn’t it, we are...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I toured the gannet colony with Gannet Safari Overland this morning and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide David was very knowledgeable and entertained our group with anecdotes and jokes interspersed with information. The trip is much more than just gannets, and...More

Thank Mark T
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you. Yes, there is so much to learn and see on our trip as well as the magnificent birds. I’m pleased you have a wonderful time. Happy travels.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

Drive through beautiful private land only accessible to the public through this tour. Our tour guide and driver was knowledgeable and entertaining. Enjoy the fantastic view of the sea from high ground. Then wow!! Suddenly we were in front of the colony of gannets. What...More

Thank cosycottager
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you – yes, it amazing how close one can get to the birds. They are memorising to watch, and the views are stunning. Cheers

Reviewed March 27, 2018

What a wonderful experience taking this tour with Gannet Safaris Overland! Our driver was David and honestly, he made the 3 hours pass so quickly. He has great knowledge of the area and it was a truly enjoyable trip. We will recommend Gannet Safaris Overland...More

Thank lacleopatra1
gannetsafaris, Manager at Gannet Safaris Overland, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you. We love hearing how much people enjoyed their experience with us. It’s a super awesome trip and we are very lucky to be able to share it with everyone. Cheers

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May 28, 2018|
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Response from bmckee5096 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to take so long to answer your question. I agree with the other person who responded. At least 1 hour with the gannets and possibly 1 hour and 20 minutes. It is well worth the effort to see them.
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