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Cape Kidnappers - Hawke's Baylink

Kerryn Ralston
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

The iconic Cape Kidnappers is a must-do for any Hawke's Bay holiday. Cape Kidnappers is a craggy, but stunning, peninsula named in commemoration of an incident during Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage. The iconic pale cliffs of Cape Kidnappers are viewable from the full length of Marine Parade in Napier, and are especially eye-catching in the late afternoon sun. 'The Cape' and surrounding areas offer a diverse range of attractions.

Visitors can get within a few feet of the world’s largest, most accessible mainand gannet colony which is at the top of the Cape’s cliffs. Tour options include and overland experience with Gannet Safaris Overland or a tractor rides along the beach with Gannet Beach Adventures.