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 66 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!
The adult gannets are all back in full-force by the time we open, however the chicks start appearing from mid to late November, and they will leave the colonies at around 15-16 weeks of age. As the adults start to leave once their chick has fledged, bird numbers do get low during the latter part of our season (late March/April).
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. Our unique, fun eco-experience tour 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!