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Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours

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Beach horse rides from 1 hour to multi-day safaris with rides suitable for first time riders through to the very experienced.
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317 Rahuikiri Road | Pakiri Beach, Wellsford, Auckland 0972, New Zealand
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+64 9-422 6275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first and last time I was on a horse was 40 years ago, when I put my foot in a stirrup , swung my other leg over and fell off the other side kicking a helper in the process! I thought it was about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lynnette B
charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Lynnette We are so glad you are well on the way to becoming a fearless rider !!! I hope you will visit us again and we can enjoy more riding together!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised to see so many complaints from inexperienced riders as the website clearly states that this place is for riders who are experienced in trotting and cantering. The horses are spririted for sure, but great for riders who are in control in walk,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

I came down for a two hour ride and for the most part it was good, except that the horses are clearly accustomed to taking off in a gallop down at the beach. It took a lot of effort not to let the horse do...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hi Are you sure this is our ride...we do not gallop along the beach and our horses certainly never drop onto their knees. I am sorry you felt unsafe on our trek as we have safety as our number one priority, we try to match...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

I've always wanted to ride a horse on a beach, and this was the perfect experience! It was at the end of the school holidays and not great weather so it was just my boyfriend and I on the tour. Our tour guide Felicia took...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bryce292
charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

We are so happy you had such a lovely ride together...come back again one day!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

What an amazing time we had and we had it at the start of a cyclone. We had booked a 2 hour ride back in February and like the Postman we were doing it no matter what the weather. They had lots of foul weather...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Fabulous...you intrepid riders you! Sol glad it was good fun for you all in spite of the cyclone!!!

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful hour trekking along beautiful Pakiri Beach with fantastic views of the ocean and back through the sand dunes. Total novice riders but no problems. It was like horse riding through a calendar photo, so very NZ. Guides were lovely.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Booked online & paid the cost only to be told she had made a mistake and incorrectly charged us standard rates and almost doubled the cost as it was peak season.... we asked her to honour the quoted price (which legally she has to especially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

I would like to know who this is...I think this was a person booking for New year for our accommodation this coming Christmas not for horse riding to my knowledge. This was booked on Air BnB and we had not finished loading the prices and...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018

Thanks so much to you all at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides. Exceeded my expectations and was the most enjoyable ride I've had since owning my own horses 20 years ago. Totally stunning and diverse scenery. I rode Bundy - a lovely, well mannered - total...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you Sarah, We are glad you had such a lovely ride...and Bundy is a sweetie!!! we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Rode Princess very calm and very responsive horse. Would highly recommend. Guides were very professional. Great day. Gay

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I did the half day ride and really didn't know what to expect. I am an experienced rider so I don't enjoy the nose to tail shuffle usually on offer from tourist trekking centres (though this is exactly what novices riders need to be safe)...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

We love Princess too she is a great wee horse...so glad you had a lovely time with her and at our very special place here at Pakiri. Thank you for taking time to write this lovely report.

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petrapusic
5 January 2019|
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Response from charlihorse | Property representative |
Hi Petra You probably would be better to organize a rental car or a shuttle from your hotel...if I organize a ride it will be more expensive for you as they will be going from here to you and back and then back here again... More
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elessar
26 January 2016|
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Response from charlihorse | Property representative |
First Im sorry you did not get an answer from me I didn't realise there was a question service on here! (Im not very tech minded) Our sundown ride departs at 6.30pm. I hope you can do it with us early 2019...a little later... More
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