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Gannet Beach Adventures

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Clifton, New Zealand
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About Gannet Beach Adventures
Hop on board our vintage tractor-trailers for a unique, fun eco-experience with your Gannet Beach Adventures guide. Stops along the way give you an insight into how nature’s forces have shaped the cliffs and there are lots of great photo spots during the 4-hour return trip. At the Cape you get plenty of time to enjoy a scenic walk up to the larger Plateau Colony, or you can stay near the beach to relax with a picnic and swim. A moderate fitness level is suggested for the walk up to the top colony. Perfect whether you are travelling solo or with others, the tour is suitable for all ages. Our tour season runs late September to the end of April and departs on the day’s low tide, so start times vary. The gannets, our distinctive tractors, dramatic scenery and fascinating geology of this area will truly amaze you! (Note: The coastline to Cape Kidnappers is subject to unpredictable slips & rockfalls and is a tsunami risk zone - see safety information on our website before booking).
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Grant N wrote a review Apr 2022
Hastings, New Zealand1266 contributions205 helpful votes
Went on the short trip that was arranged for today. Usual great personalities by the organisers - funny, interesting, and really great for the kids. Went along the road to Clifton Camp and onto the coast. Kids and parents excited when (by accident I'm sure) the tractor and trailer went into the sea - squeals and laughter. Even better was the moment the whole thing went into a bog down - fun watching the driver getting it back out and more good fun going through the sea to a non-existent ramp to leave the beach. All in all as usual an excellent experience (would suggest this short trip may be worthwhile in the future for families with toddlers rather than the longer trip to the Cape - could be doubled as a clean up the beach trip??). Our fifth or sixth time on the trailer and would still be happy to do it again
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Date of experience: April 2022
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91Graeme wrote a review Feb 2022
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A very amazing trip. Wonderful commentary on the way, and the sights can't be seen anywhere else. Definitely worth taking.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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rakeshvarma2022 wrote a review Feb 2022
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It was great. Collin who guided us thro’ the trip was well informed and knowledgeable. Overall a very adventurous trip.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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nich0lasharris0n wrote a review Feb 2022
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Definitely a must do if you are travelling to Hawkes Bay on a nice hot sunny day learn a lot of interesting info
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Date of experience: January 2022
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BarbR26 wrote a review Feb 2022
Hawkes Bay, NZ27 contributions12 helpful votes
Great trip - even though the weather was definitely not great - driver very knowledgeable - but unfortunately hard to hear despite parking out of wind. Recommend purchasing a loudspeaker system - very difficult on drivers also - straining voice to be heard.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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