July 2020: DOC to re-open Cape Kidnappers track
DOC have announced that their track will re-open and they are anticipating that this will occur prior to the up-coming 2020-21 gannet season. The track will be downgraded and reclassified and we await DOC’s clarification of what this means for the current amenities onsite.
Although we are pleased with their decision which allows everyone to once again return to enjoy this area, it does not mean that we can automatically resume our tours. Bookings are still currently on hold while we work with both DOC and Hastings District Council to establish a sustainable and viable outcome for our business.
The safety of our passengers and staff has always been a huge focus of ours and, we believe, is evident in the longevity of our business. We operate along a fascinating geological coastline that continues to change and evolve, and always will. We agree wholeheartedly with one of the conclusions from the GNS report that recommends people wishing to visit Cape Kidnappers along the beach route should ‘take advantage of the local knowledge, and reduced exposure time, by going on an organised tour’.
We look forward to updating you soon with further developments and we thank everyone for the support we continue to receive.
Colin & Kim Lindsay – GBA