Cape Kidnappers

Gannet Safaris Overland

Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years. Cape Kidnappers is home to the world's largest Gannet Colony. Our safaris are the only way to be driven right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds. There is absolutely no walking required.

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Get me to Hawke's Bay!

So you've made the decision to come to Hawke's Bay, well here is a little video we've put together to help inspire you.

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Golf Hawke's Bay

Play any of our majestic golf courses spread throughout Hawke's Bay. Challenge yourself with a visit to our championship courses of Napier, Hastings, Hawke's Bay or Maraenui or perhaps relax at one of our country courses and experience the local hospitality.

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Hastings i-SITE

Hastings i-SITE Visitor Centre provides visitors and local residents a world-class facility in which to find out information on what to see, what to do, and where to stay while visiting Hawkes Bay.

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Black Barn Retreats

Black Barn Vineyards in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand offers fifteen unique properties for nightly rental. Each is fully self contained and exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

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Cape Estate at Te Awanga

A spacious rural residence standing on an elevated terrace overlooking sweeping vineyards, glistening sea and spectacular Hawkes Bay coastline landmark Cape Kidnappers. Perfect for single or mutli day corporate retreats, product launches, small-medium conferences, weddings and other functions and a great range of group activities. Fantastic marquee sites available.

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Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers, a half hour drive from the cities of Hastings and Napier, is a craggy peninsula named to commemorate an incident during Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage. Visitors can get within a few feet of the world’s largest, most accessible mainland gannet colony which is at the top of the Cape’s sheer and barren cliffs.

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Cape Kidnappers Golf

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, The Farm encompasses terrain which is reminiscent of Montana with cliffs that plunge 800 feet into the sea and 180 degree views of the pacific. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers was ranked #2 in New Zealand and the South Pacific by Travel+Leisure (South Asia) Magazine "T+L 500 World's Best Hotels" January 2010.

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Clifton Cafe

The award-winning Clifton Cafe opened in May 1999. It was built by Angus and Dinah Gordon, the owners of historic Clifton Station, and on which property the building is located. This beach front Cafe and function centre with its rustic design is based on the original Clifton Station wool-shed which burned down in the 1920s.

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Coastal Wine Cycles

Coastal Wine Cycles, located in coastal Te Awanga, have classic beach-cruiser bicycles from California. They have wide, comfortable seats, swept-back handlebars, and oversize tires. Perfect for relaxing cycling. Enjoy the many wineries and scenic off-road routes of Havelock North, Hastings and Napier. No lycra, just cycling the way it was.

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Elephant Hill Estate

Elephant Hill is a stunning winery and restaurant located on the idyllic Te Awanga Coast.  With breath-taking views over vines, the Pacific Ocean and the iconic form of Cape Kidnappers, Elephant Hill restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy world class wines and contemporary European inspired cuisine.

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Fishbike

FISHBIKE, The Bicycle rental company, Marine Parade Napier / Hastings i-SITE. Fishbike rent bicycles offering you a way to take your time and visit the best attractions there are to see in the Bay.

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Gannet Beach Adventures

Travel with us to the largest mainland gannet nesting site at Cape Kidnappers.  Where else in the world can you jump on the back of a trailer and get towed along the beach by a 1949 Minneapolis-Moline tractor to a bird colony?

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Go Gannets

Explore the world's largest mainland gannet colony on Cape Kidnappers. Travel by 4WD adventure tour,  by tractor ride along the beach or for the more adventurous, track the tides and do it yourself.

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Hastings

Hastings District isincludes the city of  Hastings and covers the area from Cape Kidnappers, across the Tuki Tuki Valley and Te Mata Peak to the Heretaunga Plains. It really is the "food bowl" of Hawke's Bay and boasts numerous wineries and foodie options.

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Hawke's Bay Getaway

Looking for a weekend escape? Hawke's Bay is the perfect getaway location. Fantastic weather, award winning wineries, restaurants and attractions will have you adding on 'just one more day', over and over again.

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Napier Weather Cam

View Napier's weather camera which shows a view from from Par2 on Marine Parade, looking Northwest towards the ranges in the distance.

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is one of the world’s extraordinary top luxury destinations, set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm with breathtaking views over the Pacific in the Hawke’s Bay wine region.

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Did you know?

There are so many things considered 'must do' when you visit Hawke's Bay. Considered the Art Deco capital, home to the world's largest Gannet Colony, New Zealand's oldest Farmers Market, over 70 wineries, and extensive cycle trails  - Hawke's Bay has plenty to keep all ages occupied.

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