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For nearly 60 years, a tractor ride with Gannet Beach Adventures
has been many things to many people - a nice day beside the sea,
an opportunity to view amazing wildlife, or a trip back in me as
told by the layers in the coastal cliﬀs at Cape Kidnappers.
Put them all together and its s ll one of the most special
experiences on oﬀer in Hawkes Bay so come and see for yourself
why its among the longest-standing visitor a rac ons in New
Visit the worlds largest mainland gannet colony on a unique, fun
eco-experience adventure travelling by tractor and trailer along the
spectacular Cape Kidnappers coastline.
Celebratng 60 years in 2012, Gannet Beach Adventures provides a
mild and comfortable four-hour adventure suitable for all ages and
ftness levels, with personalised service and guides who point out
the natural and geological wonders of the area.
The old trucks, buggies and Model T Fords frst used to transport
people along the beach may now be piles of rust (the remnants
of which you may see along the way!), but the feet of fve
Minneapolis-Moline tractors are true vintage classics, stll doing the
same job since they were frst introduced in 1969.
Sitng on a cushioned trailer while being pulled along by the
vintage tractors, you cant help but marvel at the majestcally
rugged coastline from Clifon to Cape Kidnappers.
Experienced guides make personalised narratve stops to explain
the geology and inspiring earthquake faults formed thousands of
With around an hour-and-half to spend at Cape Kidnappers, theres
ample tme for a swim, picnic lunch, or a scenic 25-minute walk to
view the Saddle, Plateau and Whalebone Reef colonies, and the
breathtaking views across Hawkes Bay.
A Department of Conservaton rest shelter provides informaton
boards on the gannets and the surrounding geology, as well as
fresh water and picnic and toilet facilites.
On the return journey you stop at the Black Reef Colony, one of
the four gannet colonies at Cape Kidnappers. Here the gannets
can be viewed from a very close distance, set in their raw natural
Tour season is from now untl late April, and operates in most
weather conditons. Suitable footwear and clothing is required.
Fitness ability requirement is moderate, and the walk to the
lighthouse and upper gannet colonies is optonal.
The tractors and trailers depart from Clifon Reserve, Hawkes Bay.
To make a booking or for a full list of departure dates and tmes,
check out the website, www.gannets.com or call the NZ toll-free
number 0800 GANNETS (0800 426 638).
PO Box 52, Clive 4148, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0) 6 875 0898; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporter - The Hastngs Mail
Ph: (06) 878 8848 | Mob: 027 289 0072
704 WARREN ST NTH, HASTINGS PH 870 9106
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DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF CAPE KIDNAPPERS
• Get incredibly close to the majestic gannets in their natural habitat.
• Discover how nature has shaped the towering cliffs of the coastline.
• Enjoy a memorable tour experience while travelling on our iconic
• View ancient earthquake fault lines.
Tours depart daily from mid October -
April (excl Christmas day).
For details go to: ww w.gannets.com
PH: 06 875 0898 or 0800 GANNETS
OR EMAIL: email@example.com
65 Thackeray St Napier Ph. 835 5644
FORBOOKINGS,PH:0800100125 | CELL: 027 236 5700
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