Cape Kidnappers Eco Safari

Bird and nature lovers will especially enjoy this scenic off-road guided adventure to a gannet colony. Board your off-road vehicle, pass Clive and across the broad pastures, riverbeds and steep gullies of the Summerlee Sheep Station. The Station borders Cape Kidnappers, named by Captain James Cook after a local Maori attempted to kidnap a young Tahitian boy from his ship in 1769. The area is home to the 15,000 gannet birds, which are members of the booby family, and feature distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown. Stop just metres away from the gannet colony and see them nesting in serried rows, swooping and diving into the sea for food, preening and performing their ritual dance back on the ground. The panoramic views overlooking Hawke's Bay and the Mahia Peninsula are breathtaking. Return via the centre of Napier and its fine Art Deco buildings.
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  • Duration

    4.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $189.99
    Children (12 & under) from $99.99

  • Snack included!
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Please bring your camera!


Morning or afternoon tea will be served

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water
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