Exclusive Sunrise Tour to Cape Kidnappers - Gift Voucher

From NZD $930.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Te Awanga, New Zealand
  • Product code: GSO7

Have you own personal encounter with the birds with the sun rising over the plateau.

The East Cape of New Zealand is the first in the world to see the sunrise each day. 

Enjoy a unique tour to Cape Kidnappers and watch the sun rise over the gannets.

Travel in our 4 x 4 Range Rover (maximum 4 people) on an exclusive tour to this iconic site – the largest accessible mainland gannet colony in the world!

Your 3-hour personal tour will take you overland through Cape Kidnappers Station, a working farm of approximately 2,500 hectares with a fascinating history. In addition to beef and sheep farming the station boasts a 200-hectare conservatory protected by a predator proof fence running from coast to coast across the promontory. The conservatory hosts introduced Kiwi and Tuatara along with a wide variety of native birds and wildlife which had previously been wiped out by predators such as stoats, weasels, opossums etc.

There is a luxury lodge on the farm with a privately-owned world class golf course.

A cliff-top stop en route to the colony provides spectacular views across Hawke Bay to Napier and the distant Mahia Peninsula.

On arrival at the colony you will be mesmerised by the spectacular birds with their eye markings and golden crowns. From within just a few feet of the adults and nesting chicks see these remarkable birds preening themselves and performing their courtship dance ritual. 

the sunrise tour a light breakfast is supplied with freshly brewed coffee.

As of 3 December 2021, New Zealand moves into the COVID-19 Protection Framework, (traffic light system) and our businesses will be adopting the new framework to ensure our tour can operate as freely as possible while keeping our staff and visitors safe.  We can safely operate at all levels in the new system with special requirements.

From 3 December 2021 and transitioning until 15th December 2021 visitors to our businesses will need to:

  • Be double vaccinated and show their government My Vaccine Pass on arrival (for those aged 12 years 3 months and over)
  • Scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer App
  • Wear a mask while on the bus and while out of the bus maintain a 2 meter distance between people not in your bubble.
  • No pass – No tour

All of the staff at Gannet Safaris Overland are 100% double vaccinated.

All our buses are sanitised between tours.  We have sanitiser and masks available for public use.

We are looking forward to a busy and safe summer season, and look forward to sharing or experience with you all.

Gannet Safaris Overland team.