A tractor and trailer tour along the beach to the world's largest most accessible mainland Gannet Colony in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
When it began, Gannet Beach Adventures used Model T Fords, old trucks and buggies to tour along the beach. As a result of the corrosive effects of the harsh environment on these vehicles, tractors were introduced around 1969.
The trailers are purpose built for comfort, safety and manoeuvrability.
Gannet Beach Adventures is a locally owned and operated family business that will do its best to give you more fun than you ever imagined!
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Phone: +64 (0) 6 875 0898

0800 426 638

PO Box 52, Clive 4148,
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


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Closed for the season

2017-18 season commences Monday 2nd October. On-line bookings available from July.

More fun than you ever imagined!

Taking tourists on a tractor ride to Cape Kidnappers

Discover the magic of Cape Kidnappers – join our experienced guides and visit the largest mainland gannet colony in the world!

This is a unique, fun eco-experience tour that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with personalized service and guides who point out the natural and geological wonders of the area.

With over 60 years’ experience, Gannet Beach Adventures provides a 4 hour mild adventure, travelling along the majestically rugged coastline from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers.  During the tour you will:

A ride with Gannet Beach Adventures can be many things – a nice day beside the sea, an opportunity to view the amazing wildlife, or a trip back in time as told by the layers in the coastal cliffs.   Put them all together and it is a special experience – come and see for yourself!

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A gannet named Grace

A Gannet Named Grace tells the story of Grace, her life as a gannet and how she stands out from the crowd.  

Copies of this great locally-inspired  book are available to purchase from our ticket office at Clifton – a great gift idea (gannet soft toys and puppets available too!)