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Gannet Colony, Auckland

Gannet Colony - Auckland, New Zealand
Gannet Colony
45 kilometres Northwest of Auckland city, Auckland, New ZealandMap
Muriwai Beach
+64 9 979 7070
Neighborhood: Outside the city

The Gannet Colony sits on the cliffs overlooking Muriwai Beach, Maori Bay and two offshore islands. This place is all action between September and February, with chicks hatching in the spring and flying off to Australia at the age of 15 weeks. They return three to seven years later to repeat the process. The views from the lookouts are spectacular with booming surf, extruded pillow lava formations in the cliffs and gannets soaring in the breeze.

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Gannet Colony General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Photo Spots / Photography, Beaches/Bodies of Water
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