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Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve (directions)

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Cape Kidnappers is located southest of Napier on the East Coast of the North Island in the Hawke's Bay region.

Visitors may make the trek around the coast from Te Awanga on foot, sitting on the back of tractors that meander along the beach, overland by 4WD or even on kayaks.

To walk to the Cape, leave you car at Clifton Domain, located 21 km south of Napier and 18 km east of Hastings. The domain has a camping ground, boat-launching area, and is a popular swimming point. The 8km walk takes about two hours and can only be done safely at certain times.

It is important to only set off with the latest information on getting to the colony, which is available from all local visitor information centres.

Napier Information Centre
PO Box 722
Ph: + 64 6 834 1911

Hastings Information Centre
Private Bag 9002
Ph: + 64 6 878 0510

Link to web site: Hawke's Bay Tourism  Gannet section.

(page last updated  22 January, 2012)