Hawkes Bay is home to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.

Bird watching in Hawke's Bay is a thrilling experience. Get up close to these fascinating gannets with a beach tour; a great activity for the family, nature lovers or anybody who is looking for a special New Zealand experience. Found on soectacular Cape Kidnappers, the journey to the colony is almost as exciting as when you arrive - you'll drive past some of the most ruggedly beautiful coastline in the country. Once there, you'll see up to 25,000 gannets close-up. Marvel at their 2-metre wingspan, and watch them swooping and diving for fish and feeding their young (in season).

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