Muriwai Gannet Colony
Print of Gannets: John Gould
Photograph courtesy: Muriwai golf club
The Takapu Refuge is located at the southern end of Muriwai beach and is an established breeding area for gannets. About 1,200 pairs of adult gannets nest here each summer and can be seen between August and March each year.
Fur seals feed and rest at Oaia Island, 1.6km off the coast and can sometimes be seen during spring.
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