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Gannet Colony

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Cape Kidnappers, Clifton, New Zealand
+64 800 426 638
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Trip was unable to be completed due to ocean/shore conditions

I truly cannot evaluate the tour since I was unable to complete it due to the shore being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob C
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Lee, Massachusetts
Don't miss the gannets if you are in NZ when they are.

While staying at THE LODGE at Kauri Cliffs we took a tour of the 6,000 acre farm and this was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia H
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“beautiful birds” (10 reviews)
“tractor ride” (15 reviews)
“the cliff” (10 reviews)
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Cape Kidnappers, Clifton, New Zealand
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+64 800 426 638
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly cannot evaluate the tour since I was unable to complete it due to the shore being impassable. It seems this has only happened one other time in the past few months. Company did return the fee with no problem. The partial trip on...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at THE LODGE at Kauri Cliffs we took a tour of the 6,000 acre farm and this was the highlight of our ATV adventure. It is simply amazing to be able to walk amongst one of the colonies of over 21,000 birds. They...More

Thank Cynthia H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a terrific trip, conducted in a pleasant and professional manner by all concerned. Everything was well done, and as it's taken us seventy years to actually visit the colony, we will now be recommending the tractor operation to all and sundry!

Thank taipak27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first I was a little apprehensive about tractors on the beach. For an hour and one half each way. A tractor. On a beach. Had never done anything like this before. But I was thankful we went. On the way to Cape Kidnappers the...More

Thank Marion M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go with Gannet Adventures , tractor and trailer tour. The best way to see them. A 4 hour excursion, worth. The time and money

Thank Heathertractorgirl
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This was a fantastic 3 hour trip by 4WD bus to the Gannett Colony at Cape Kidnappers. The commentary provided by our friendly and extremly knowledgeable driver\guide was superb. Seeing the Gannetts and their chicks up close was just fantastic. I highly recommend this tour...More

Thank Mandy A
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Wall to wall gannets Smell is strong Beautiful birds Big birds too The hill climb up there is intense though

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

A must do while in Hawke’s Bay. Highly recommend the gannet tractor beach trip. Bring binoculars to have amazing close up view of beautiful birds. Mid November and birds babies were not hatched yet.

Thank Annaleise93
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous trip by old tractor and trailer along the beach to view the gannet colony. Friendly, informative guide, great way to see the birds and learn a bit about the history of the area, highly recommend.

Thank Sarah Jane G
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Really interesting trip and sights. I didn't feel like we were impinging on the Gannets home which was nice, as the clifftop is large. Good to get a bit of exercise on the way up as well. You can't help but take amazing pictures with...More

Thank sarahchats
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