Muriwai Gannet Colony, Muriwai Beach

4.8
Witness a remarkable spectacle of the world of birds at Muriwai Gannet Colony. Around 1,200 pairs of gannets flock to this seasonal breeding place for these magnificent seabirds, offering fantastic photographic opportunities for visitors along this wild stretch of coastland. The nests lie just a few centimeters away from one another on the rocks jutting out into the waters, bringing a sense of the chaotic wonder of the natural world. Walk the numerous routes along the rocky coastline for more views of the coast and to enjoy the fresh sea air. Before you head to Muriwai Beach, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Muriwai Beach road trip app , to make sure you see all that Muriwai Beach has to offer, including Muriwai Gannet Colony.
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  • Lunch on the beach followed by a short hike to see the gannets. Free parking. Not crowded at all. Black sand beach. Nice quiet afternoon.  more »
  • Love this place. Great black sand beach which also a surfers paradise, like Piha. Along with surfing, this is well know for paragliding and hand gliding. Fishing on the rocks is one of most favorite p...  more »
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  • The place is home for Gannets. We have witnessed growth of young fluffy Gannets at this time of year. It has wide fine sand beach with lifeguards. The place is good for surfing. Even little ones can enjoy with their surf boards. A good place for camping, trekking, or paragliding. It also has toilets and shower.
  • What an awesome visit. The birds are amazing and the views are spectacular. Please note that people with mobility issues will have a hard time getting to the viewing platforms. There are steps, the terrain is uneven and the walkways are quite steep in some areas.
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