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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Departure Office at Clifton
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Bookings can be made easily online (credit or debit card required) - please hit the “Book Now” button to the right.

Alternatively you can contact us directly via email or phone.


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All prices are quoted in NZ dollars – please use our currency converter if required.

Please enquire for our group rates (15 or more paying passengers)

Family Rates

Shuttle Service (from Napier, Hastings or Havelock North I-Sites)

For school and wholesale rates, please contact us

Payment methods:  Eftpos, Credit cards (MasterCard & Visa), Cash
(All quoted prices include GST).

NB:  A percentage of each fare is paid to the Department of Conservation for the preservation of NZ’s natural assets.


The tractors and trailers leave from our departure area at Clifton 475 Clifton Road – on the left-hand side of Clifton Road, opposite Clifton Café

Hastings and Napier cities are 25 minutes drive from Clifton. Pick up can be arranged from either city if required (at an additional cost). As the tour is by beach access, departure times are tide dependant.

Departure Schedule

Gannet Beach Adventures operate daily tours from October through to the end of April every year. As the tour is by beach access, departure times are tide dependant.

Departure times for 2017 and 2018

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Departure times are subject to cancellation or change without prior notice. When booking please confirm departure time.

Tours may be able to be arranged outside of these dates.
Please contact us for further information.

Safety Information

To ensure the safety of our passengers, we require that the safety information sheet be reviewed prior to arrival:

Printable pdf of safety rules