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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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  • This is a unique adventure and if you like sea, cliffs and birds this is a trip not to miss. You can walk there but it's a long way and going on a tractor, though pretty bumpy and sometimes a bit hair...  more »
  • we loved this trip - the tractor ride was amazing and the gannet colony was so interesting. great to see 
  • A tractor ride along the beautiful coastline a tour guide with experience and knowledge and a sense of humor not to be faulted. (thanks Murray) The Gannet colony didn't disappoint either these bird ar...  more »