Activities at Cape Kidnappers

Take an enjoyable scenic walk or trip along a remote coastline. On the beach journey to the Cape visitors can see towering cliffs which expose the many rock types and fault lines which underlie Hawke's Bay.

The cliffs are made up of sandstone, river gravel, pumice and silt, originally deposited between 300,000 to 1 million years ago.

Look for the fragmented fault and tilt lines along the cliffs, they tell the story of many earthquake upheavals and movements.


You can enjoy close-up views of nesting gannets at the Plateau and Black Reef colonies.


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Hawke's Bay places


Hawke's Bay Regional Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 834 3111
Address:   Conservation House
59 Marine Parade
Napier 4110
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