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Cape Kidnappers is a 17.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

17.7 km
508 m
Out & Back


nature trips


bird watching




Walk beneath towering coastal cliffs to visit a nesting colony of gannets.

2 months ago

Worth every step! Just amazing to hike along the beach with the cliffs behind. Don't walk under the cliffs, be aware that a slide could come down anytime. You can start only 2.5 hours before low tide, and have to leave the Cape at least 1.5 hours after low time. There is no other way to go out... The gannets are awesome to watch, if you go between Dec and April. They are not shy at all and pass by very closely. Enjoy, we loved it!

5 months ago

great walk, fantastic views!

6 months ago

Very nice walk over the beach at low tide below a cliff. The birds colony is nice to see but the views are worth the walk in its own!

6 months ago

nice trip and can take s tractor ride to make life easier...

1 month ago

6 months ago

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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