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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Feedback and Testimonials

We came on your gannet tour with Colin last Saturday. Just wanted to say that we had an amazing time and thought it was great value. Colin was a fantastic host full of interesting facts and knowledge of the area and the gannets. He made an extra effort with our son Jack (11) who reckons it was the best day he's ever had (beating white water rafting, fishing at the Chatham Islands, etc, etc).
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip so we were all happy. Thought your adventure and Colin in particular did NZ proud.  Thanks again and I have already sung your praises to everyone I talk to about our weekend!!
Donna Massey, Auckland NZ (November 2011)

“Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful family adventure, we rated our trip 10/10.  30 years ago I did the trip with my family as a young teenager, now to do it again with my family – it has been just magic!!  Thanks again, we loved it all!!”  Donna Leveridge, Tauranga, NZ

“Just to say a huge thank you, if you ever want a reference I am your girl.  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it is the 5th time bringing overseas visitors on the tour, so thank you VERY much”.  Cheryl Jervis, Napier, NZ

“This was without a doubt one of the best trips I have done, anywhere in the world”.  Sarah Illingworth, NZ

“This must always be available for tours – especially along the beach.  A great way to introduce young children to the values of conservation and bird life”.  Sue Smith, Frasertown School

“We all agreed it was just tremendous and I’d like to thank you so much for making it so.  Your enthusiasm made the experience far, far better than I had ever imagined it would be, not just the hilarious tractor ride but your fantastically informative and interesting (and amusing!) commentary.  There’s no doubt we will certainly be recommending you to all and sundry!”  Raewyn, Rotorua Cross Country Walking Group

“We all just loved the experience – we laughed and were thrilled from start to finish – how could you possibly improve on that?  You all made our Napier trip quite wonderful – thank you so much from us all”.  Judy McGowan, Whangamata Garden Club

“After having finished our NZ holidays I can say that this was one of the top attractions, in all aspects.  It was impressive to see so many gannets from such a close distance.  And the tractor ride was of course an adventure in itself.  Thank you”.   Onno & Marijke Misset, Holland