Beach access to Cape Kidnappers goes through an active rockfall zone
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This route is along a beach and is subject to landslides and rockfall. Also it can only be attempted at low tide

19 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

5 hr return Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

This walk is along a beach and can only be attempted during low tide. Don’t get caught out by the tide – leave yourself enough time to return safely by checking the tide timetable.

The track from the beach to the plateau gannet colony is closed from July to the week before Labour Weekend each year, to limit disturbance to the returning birds. Labour Weekend dates.

Dog access

No dogs

Stay safe in the outdoors


Ahuriri / Napier Office
Phone:   +64 6 834 3111
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   59 Marine Parade
Napier 4110
Postal Address:   PO Box 644
Napier 4140
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