Gannet Tour - Black Reef (3hr tour) - Note: This tour is only available on limited days during the season (10 Feb & 11 March 2022)
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay
- Product code: GBABR
*PLEASE NOTE: The Black Reef tour is only available on certain days, when we cannot run the full tour due to late or early tides, or daylight issues.
Discover the magic of Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauwae-a-Māui – the ocean, the majestic cliffs and the glorious gannets. Join our experienced guides, and visit the largest mainland gannet colony in the world!
Come on a unique, fun eco-experience tour, in a beautiful and iconic part of the Hawke’s Bay region.
Our ‘one of a kind’ tour provides a 4-hour mild adventure (or 3-hours for Black Reef only tours), travelling along the majestically rugged coastline from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers, on vintage American tractors. The Cape is not only home to four gannet colonies which bustle with the daily rituals of these amazing seabirds, but is one of the most geologically fascinating parts of our country. The trip is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and our experienced guides have safely transported passengers and helped them enjoy this amazing area for almost 70 years.
A ride with Gannet Beach Adventures can be many things – a nice day beside the sea, an opportunity to view the amazing wildlife, or a trip back in time as told by the layers in the coastal cliffs. Put them all together and it is a really special experience – come and see for yourself!
Please note: Our tour operates in an outdoor environment that is always changing, where there are inherent risks and where conditions can alter quickly. The tour route can be subject to unpredictable slips, rockfalls, rough and rugged terrain and other naturally occurring hazards.