Priestley, R.; Cumming, S. 1993 Cape Kidnappers. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 22 6 p.
Abstract: The dramatic section of coast between Clifton and Cape Kidnappers is visited by thousands of people every year who come to marvel at the spectacular coastal scenery and visit the famous gannet colony. The large graceful white, yellow and black birds nest along the coast, in three main colonies between Black Reef and Cape Kidnappers. Together, these colonies make up the world's largest mainland Australasian gannet population. the Australasian gannet is a protected species in New Zealand. The Department of Conservation administers the Cape Kidnappers reserve areas which were set up to protect gannet nesting sites. (auths)