Gannet Beach Adventures

475 Clifton Road, Clifton, Te Awanga, Hastings District, Hawke's Bay

Locally owned and operated (for 70 years!), Gannet Beach Adventures has a long history of providing tours on a spectacular stretch of the Hawke’s Bay coastline, on vintage tractors & trailers to the world's largest mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. With 20,000+ birds at peak time, the colonies are always abuzz with activity. Get up close and personal with these incredible birds - watch them soar gracefully, greet and preen each other, and marvel at the beautiful markings of one of the most stunning seabirds on the planet. But we are not just about the gannets! The fascinating geological features of the area will amaze both young & old - see ancient fossils, view earthquake fault lines and breathtaking gullies - you don't have to be a geologist to enjoy this!  Come for a tootle on our tractors and explore Cape Kidnappers with us.  (Note: Our tour operates in an outdoor environment where there are inherent risks and where conditions can change quickly.  The tour route can be subject to unpredictable slips, rockfalls, rough and rugged terrain and other naturally occurring hazards).

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Tour Information...


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100 people

Tour Duration

4 Hours

Est. Age Range

Suitable for all ages

Please Bring

Warm clothes, water, snacks, sunhat, sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes (come prepared for being outdoors for 4hrs)

Tour Days & Times

Daily tours have now finished for the winter months. Please keep an eye out for updates on our website regarding the 2022-23 season.

Tours generally operate each day over the spring/summer months (October to April), subject to low tide times.