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Gannet Colony, Clifton
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Witness the annual en masse nesting and the amusing antics of Gannet Colony. About 1,200 pairs of gannets, large white seabirds, nest here each year, and hundreds of these little homes are built just centimeters apart. Later in the season you can see the hatchlings and watch as they learn to fly. Observe all this from a viewing platform above the nesting area, and enjoy views of Muriwai Beach. Choose between walking and riding a tractor down the long beach to the attraction. Use our Clifton vacation trip planner to add Gannet Colony and other attractions to your Clifton vacation plans.
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  • The Gannet Colony Tractor Tour is must do - with a fun, informative and a beautiful ride along the beach before you get to the bird colony. It is a full half day activity so plan accordingly. The tour...  more »
  • Near Napier this side trip was amazing. I went to the beach side location and bought a ticket for the tractor ride along the beach at low tide. What fun! Good for all ages and a great time was had by ...  more »
  • A must place to go. It is an amazing to be able to observe them so close ! They are fascinating birds and the view is brethtaking.