Located about 30 minutes away from Hastings and Napier, Cape Kidnappers is a prominent headland found towards the south-east of Hawke Bay, along the east coast of New Zealand. The history of the craggy peninsula dates back to 1769 when it was named by Captain Cook after an incident where a local Māori attempted to kidnap a member of his crew. At present, the area is considered to be an Important Bird Area and is a breeding site for thousands of Australasian gannets. The Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve protects the nesting site and covers an area of over 13 hectares, including the Saddle and Black Reef gannet colonies which are both closed to public access. The the golf course at Cape Kidnappers is another highlight and can be visited by golf enthusiasts. A visit to Cape Kidnappers is recommended for travellers sight-seeing around the Hawke Bay area - particularly for nature enthusiasts.
Around 2-3 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
Australasian gannet colony
Though designated prayer facilities at Cape Kidnappers will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of private area will be available around the area to use during prayer times. Travellers can also visit the Hawke’s Bay Baitul Mokarram Masjid and Islamic Centre Trust in Hastings which is not located too far away.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Cape Kidnappers can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Hastings and Napier. Kilim, Thien Thai Restaurant and Hot Chick Restaurant are a few popular Halal restaurants and are located in the Hawke’s Bay-Napier region.