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Unique transportation!

(April 2000) if they are still operating, take the unimog! Great fun, wonderful views! Time it with birds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Masset, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

(April 2000) if they are still operating, take the unimog! Great fun, wonderful views! Time it with birds.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A fantastic day out , beautiful scenary the gannet nesting was wonderful ( stay down wind). When there the babies were taking flying lessons, huge birds still getting fed by the parents. Well worth it !!

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

With students, I was fortunate to go on the luxury gannet safari 4 wheeled drive coach trip. It held 12 and was driven by a really knowledgeable driver. He explained about the history, the terrain, the conservation of wildlife programme and pest free fence and of course the gannets. In May the gannets were few but still special to observe.... More 

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Ayrshire Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We choose the overland trip to see the gannets, as we thought it would be the more comfortable option, and would be independent of the weather. The tour was good, the guide was very knowledgeable, pointing out all the features of Cape Kidnappers. Driving up the hill and suddenly viewing the gannetry was definitely a "wow" factor. As we visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Well worth it. We drove our hire car from Napier to Clifton (about 20 mins) and did the tractor tour. Expert, knowledgable and friendly drivers were sensational. Loved the walk to the top of the cliff and the gannons were beautiful to watch. Highly recommended.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Amazing trip along the coast on a trailer. Brilliant drivers/guides. Unbelievable sights. Nothing to dislike

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We took the tractor ride and found it definitely worth it. The rocky beach is wonderful and, at the end of a 20-min climb, you reach the main gannet colony. These birds are truly amazing! You walk right up to the colony to see them, but bring binoculars if you also want to look for other wildlife - we could... More 

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Raglan, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We walked from Clifton to the Plateau colony. If you ever studied geography at high school and had a teacher as passionate as I did about the formation of the three rocks we call NZ you'll love the walk along the beach. The walk was spoiled a little by idiots on quad bikes. You're unlikely to have the same problem... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This tour combines great fun with amazing wildlife encounters. The tractor ride along the tide is a hoot and saves your energy for the 30 minute assent up the bluff to the gannet colony. The narration is excellent and the cost reasonable. The gannets in summer are a special sight. The best attraction in Hawke's Bay.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is certainly a must see if you are in the area. Five of us went along for the safari and a beautiful day of hiking, touring, a picnic lunch, and humor. Our tractor driver (Brian) was fantastic and truly made the day and the trip in and out loads of fun.

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Address: New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region

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