November to late February is the best season for gannets. From Scotmans Point at Clifton allow at least five hours for a comfortable return walk along the beach. This can only be done at low tide; the best times of departure being no sooner than 3 hours after high tide and departing the Cape no later than 1½ hours after low tide (see tide times). If you don’t wish to do the full hike, a commercial tour is locally available.

Nearby Places to Stay

Napier

Direct Distance: (18km/11mi)

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Taupo

Direct Distance: (133km/83mi)

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Ohakune

Direct Distance: (139km/87mi)

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Nearby Places to Stay

Napier

Direct Distance: (18km/11mi)

See Napier deals

Taupo

Direct Distance: (133km/83mi)

See Taupo deals

Ohakune

Direct Distance: (139km/87mi)

See Ohakune deals