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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 very enjoyable excursion. Driver Murray gave an entertaining and informative commentary on various aspects of the trip along the beach to the Cape Kidnappers Cliffs. The steep climb at the e...  more »
  • A visit to this colony is very worthwhile. When we visited the colony they sat to hatch and some birds had been a young. You can make beautiful pictures like this big according to in the air.
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  • We decided not to do the 5 hour hike at low tide and took a tour with Gannet Safaris. It was a beautiful ride with wonderful scenery. The gannet colony was the highlight and it was fantastic. Recommen...  more »