Muriwai Gannet Colony, Muriwai Beach

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Witness a remarkable spectacle of the world of birds at Muriwai Gannet Colony. Around 1,200 pairs of gannets flock to this seasonal breeding place for these magnificent seabirds, offering fantastic photographic opportunities for visitors along this wild stretch of coastland. The nests lie just a few centimeters away from one another on the rocks jutting out into the waters, bringing a sense of the chaotic wonder of the natural world. Walk the numerous routes along the rocky coastline for more views of the coast and to enjoy the fresh sea air. Using our custom trip planner, Muriwai Beach attractions like Muriwai Gannet Colony can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 如果自驾的话可以把去Mission Bay的时间省下来,两者不是一个等量级的。Muriwai的沙、鸟、冲浪者,让你很难想象这离大城市只有半个小时。而且海滩冲西,要能再赶上天好看日落的话就盖了帽儿了。去的时候大路左边有一家田园草莓冰淇淋店,值得stop by一下。 
  • A squawking heaving mass of birds that need a short runway, and an updraft to launch them on their fishing trips whilst their partner nests. How they miss one another in such small confines is an air-...  read more »
  • It took a bit of hunting to find the gannets on Muriwai Beach, but watching these colonies of gannets from close-up on the viewing platforms was spellbinding. They are incredibly graceful birds that a...  read more »
  • Roughly a 15 minute walk to the Gannetts. Very smell enough to make some people gag. But a spectical of nature... some breath taking views aswell.
  • Great place to go for a trip out and a nice walk up to the colony - it's a fascinating place to check out these awesome gannets
  • Amazing views. Nature at it's best. Gannets are lovely. Completely worth the drive to be there.
  • I'm not a bird kind of person, but the views here are breath-taking!!! Just a 10-minute walk from the carpark, great to visit year-round .
  • Stinks with a great sea stench! But in a majestic way. Beautiful views and worth the trek. Be prepared to wear proper foot wear for walking on rocky grounds.
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