Gannet Beach Adventures Cape Kidnappers...

Gannet Beach Adventures Cape Kidnappers Tractor Tours


51 Rankers Reviews

47 Face-to-Face

18 Group Tours

17 Bird Watching

2 Te Awanga

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Off to see the gannets behind a 1949 Minneapolis Moline ...
exploring the amazing coastline on the way!
See the majestic gannets in flight ...
But sometimes they are not quite so graceful!


More FUN than you ever imagined!

Discover the magic of Cape Kidnappers – join our experienced guides and visit the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. During your unique 4-hour eco-tour we will:

•spend time with and get incredibly close to the majestic gannets in their natural habitat;
•discover how nature has shaped and formed the towering cliffs of the Cape Kidnappers coastline;
•view ancient earthquake fault lines;
•enjoy a memorable tour experience while travelling on our iconic vintage tractors.

Tours depart Clifton Beach daily from October–April.

Come along and join our uniquely different "world famous" tour!


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Gannet Beach Adventures Cape Kidnappers Tractor Tour

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North IslandHawkes BayTe Awanga


  • Group Tours
  • Bird Watching


Showing 8 reviews of 44.

Jennifer Nguyen's avatar

Jennifer Nguyen

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Being in a wagon pulled by a tractor was pretty fun.... especially the fact that we were being driven through Cape Kidnappers and got to the Gannets Colony Reserve! Our guide was also knowledgeable not only about the gannets but also the rock formations and natural life around us. It was really enjoyable and for four hours, you totally got your moneys worth. Just make sure to bring lots of water, sunblock and food!

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Sandra's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Doesn't sound like it but this was an excellent outing on a tractor along the beach to the bottom of the gannet colony. 20 minute walk to see the birds. Driver extremely knowledgeable about the geology, rock formations etc. 3 hours.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Martha Taatz's avatar

Martha Taatz

Ranking: 10/10

A very lovely trip with not many people, you will see the gannets near and have fun driving over stones and through the sea with the tractor, awesome experience for not very much money!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Jan Sjoerdtje's avatar

Jan Sjoerdtje


Ranking: 9/10

Very good example not only of the gannets, but also of the geological items of New Zealand.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Helmut Schmid


Ranking: 8/10

Nice adventure with a lot of information. You should be prepared to get very wet, which maynot be very nice if the weather is a bit cold.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Brian Livesey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent experience with the Gannets; birds are fantastic. Travel by tractor/trailer was great fun; Colin the guide was so enthusiastic and a great sense of humour!!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Corv V D Hof


Ranking: 9/10

Nice guides with a lot of humour.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Petra & Rolf


Ranking: 10/10

Excellent tour, good information, fun, very good views, good combination with a walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago