Gannet Beach Adventures

Phone: 0800 GANNETS / 426638 (NZ only) or (06) 8750 898

Gannet Beach Adventures

“Where else in the world can you jump in the back of a trailer and get towed along the beach by a 1949 Minneapolis-Moline tractor to a bird colony?”

Established in 1952, Gannet Beach Adventures has a long history of providing tours on a spectacular stretch of the Hawke’s Bay coastline, from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers. This unique and fun eco-experience involves travel with local experienced guides by vintage tractors and trailers on a comfortable four-hour adventure to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.

Departing on the days’ low tide, visitors travel along the majestically rugged coastline, and stops are made throughout the journey giving visitors an insight into how nature’s forces have shaped this amazing area.

Travelling through the Black Reef colony visitors can almost touch the gannets in their natural environment, without even stepping off the trailer. Continuing onto the Cape itself, an approximate 90 minute break enables visitors’ ample time to picnic, swim, or enjoy a scenic walk to the Plateau colony.

Contact us for our daily departure times, or check our website.