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Gannet Beach Adventures

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Hop on board our vintage tractor-trailers for a unique, fun eco-experience with your Gannet Beach Adventures guide. Stops along the way give you an insight into how nature’s forces have shaped the cliffs and there are lots of great photo spots...more
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475 Clifton Road, Clifton 4180, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0898
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All reviews tractor ride gannet colony cape kidnappers great fun steep walk hawkes bay geological features local geology great trip eye level picnic area awesome adventure rock formations recommend this trip fun ride driver guide four hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an awesome day out! A big thumbs up to Gannet Beach Adventures for making a visit to Cape Kidnappers and the Gannets. The trailer journey along the beach was fun and the cliffs beautiful and full of history. Ian, our guide, was a real...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour on a trailer pulled by a tractor. Very reasonably priced. Excellent guides with oodles of knowledge about the gannets and Cape Kidnappers in general. Csnt failt it. TIPS make sure you wear clothes that cover arms and legs and a hoodie if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CathyT1592
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great afternoon we had. We purchased tickets for my parents from the UK to experience the Gannets ..... we got more than we bargained for. We got Murray 😊👍. He was very informative and knowledgeable, not just about the birds.....and made our visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JacquiS402
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to do this because my daughter and I haven't seen Gannets in about 5 years. Being on a tractor was really fun. Collin (our driver/guide) stopped occasionally to inform us about the layers, ancient tectonic plates, mini waterfalls that happen sometimes etc. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Johana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon with Murray at the helm of the tractor. Safe but fun trip for all ages. The hike up to the colony steep but worthwhile. The information snippets along the way interesting, even to a local.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 488ChrisD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brother in-law said do this trip! I’m not one for lots of people, (180 on our trip) however you can keep to yourself or engage those around. Interesting scenery and up close to the gannets makes it a great trip. Some on our trip took...More

Thank 1assetsltd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great activity for the family. The tractor guide was informative, covering the geology, history and fauna of the area. It was lots of fun, with waves splashing against the trailer wheels, watching our capable guide freeing our tractor after it got stuck...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheAdventureClan123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic trip along the beach by tractors to see the gannet colony. Stunning and captivating views of Cape Kidnappers. Colin was a fun guide, and had a lot of knowledge to share. All 4 in our group couldn’t praise the trip enough (including the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Onemadcow72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been meaning to do this for 25 years or so, and we finally got around to it. Why on earth did we wait so long?!? A beautifull HB day, and a tremendous HB day-out. Unhesitatingly and whole-heartedly recommended for everyone. Outstanding value-for-money. Great experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravMoreOrLess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a 3year old child, this was a really nice thing to do, fun for all of us. Bring your own food with you and a lot to drink, since there is a nice picknick-place A must do, definitely

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa G
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Gannetgirl | Property representative |
Hi - thanks for your question. The walk to the top colony is optional - we have a colony of gannets located on the beach so you don't miss out on seeing the birds if you can't or don't wish to do the walk. The tractors... More