Vintage Tractor Gannet Colony Tour

Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay
For 1 person
$48 each
1 Adult
$48 each

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  • Explore the famous gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers
  • Unique experience on a vintage tractor
  • Perfect for young and old

Travel by vintage tractor along the rugged coastline of New Zealand's east coast to the famous Cape Kidnappers gannet colony. Come up close with the gannets while exploring their natural habitat and surrounds.

What's Included?

  • Gannet colony tour
  • Transfers from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers by vintage tractor
  • Friendly and experienced guides
  • Spectacular coastal views

Travel along the majestically rugged coastline from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers by vintage tractor to experience the impressive gannet colonies.

Your guide will teach you about the geology and ecological system at work in the area, including earthquake fault lines and fossils, guilles formed by wind and water and the towering cliffs of Cape Kidnappers coastline. Once at the colony, get right up close to the gannets in their natural habitat.

Enjoy an optional walk up to the light house and to the upper colonies for some spectacular views across the Hawkes Bay, perfect for keen photographers.

Then, jump back aboard the vintage tractors for your return journey to Clifton.

Session Length

  • Please allow approximately 4 hours for this experience.
  • Departure times vary each day dependent on the tides
  • The season runs from October to April


A moderate level of fitness is required if you are climbing to the lighthouse.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are to the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

There can be up to 180 guests on the day.


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider. If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider.

Dress Code

Please wear warm clothing (jacket or windbreaker, sweatshirt etc), sunhat and sunglasses. Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes - not jandals or sandals.

This experience takes place at Cape Kidnappers, departing from Clifton, Hawkes Bay.