Welcome to Cape Kidnappers


The birds nest as soon as they arrive, and eggs take about six weeks to hatch, with chicks arriving in early November. In March the gannets start their migration; by May they’re gone.

Early November to late February is the best time to visit. Take a tour or the walkway to the colony: it’s about five hours return from Clifton. En route are interesting cliff formations, rock pools, a sheltered picnic spot and the gaggling gannets themselves. The walk is tide-dependent: leave no earlier than three hours after high tide; start back no later than 1½ hours after low tide.


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$89.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shore Excursion - Napier City Highlights

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Birdwoods Gallery, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandSet in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North village, Birdwoods is a 'must see' for all visitors and locals, offering a gallery, sculpture garden, cafe, real fruit ice-cream shop and our much loved old fashioned sweet shop.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Te Mata Peak, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandSpectacular views in every direction of the Ruahine, Kaweka and Maungaharuru Ranges and Cape Kidnappers.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Craggy Range Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandA breath-taking setting in which to taste a selection of Craggy Range wines.Duration: 30 minutes

$666 Tours & Sightseeing

Mercedes Mini Coach - Napier City Art Deco & Wine Highlights - 4 Hour Private Tour

The "Napier City Highlights & Winery Private Tour" will begin with a personal pick up at your location. Travel in a luxury European vehicle exploring our amazing Art Deco City. Drive along the Marine Parade waterfront and discover how the region recovered from the 1931 earthquake. On and up the Napier Hill and a stop at the panoramic "City Lookout" for an amazing view out to Cape Kidnappers. From there a leisurely drive through the Art Deco streets of Napier City for a guided look at the history & architecture. We will then visit 3 vineyards to taste some award winning wines before heading back towards the city via the famous National Tobacco Company Building for a stop at the most photographed Art Deco facade in New Zealand. After all that we wind our way back quietly through picturesque port of Ahuriri then onto Napier City in time for some shopping.

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