Gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.

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Gannet Colony

Hawke's Bay

The gaggling gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers – Te Kauwae-a-Māui to local Māori – is best visited between early November and late February, when the gannets are here in the greatest numbers (around 13,000 of them). Take a guided tour (charges apply) to get the most out of the experience.

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