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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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$104.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shore Excursion - Napier City & Hawke's Bay Country 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: 45 minutesStop At: Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandMission Estate is New Zealand's oldest winery. Enjoy a walk through time and history in a setting that embraces the old and new. Duration: 20 minutes

$125.42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hawke's Bay Wine Country Experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop 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: 45 minutesStop At: Trinity Hill Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandLocated in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels wine region, Trinity Hill Cellar Door was originally a barrel hall, it is an impressive space with five metre-high ceilings and a great view of our white barrel hall. Enjoy a ‘local’ platter with your tasting of Trinity Hill wines.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandMission Estate is New Zealand's oldest winery. Enjoy a walk through time and history in a setting that embraces the old and new. Duration: 30 minutes

$517.11 Kid Friendly

Napier City & Hawkes Bay Highlights up to 10 passengers (4 hr luxury tour)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tailored Travel Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandDiscover the Art Deco Capital, Napier, gorgeous Hawke's Bay countryside and visit award wining wineries.Duration: 4 hours

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