Captain Cook named Cape Kidnappers after Maori warriors tried to kidnap his Tahitian interpreter. This southern promontory in Hawke’s Bay is home to over 1,000 nesting pairs of gannets, which may be viewed at the Plateau colony. Your walk takes you within ten feet of the colony. A second colony may also be viewed at nearby Black Reef. In addition to the gannets, Cape Kidnappers offers sweeping views of Hawke’s Bay.
Refreshments are served at a local farm, before you head back towards Napier for a narrated drive through Napier’s Art Deco District.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
This excursion will operate by 4WD. The tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under twelve may not participate.