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Waimak River Riding Centre

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219 Coutts Island Road | Belfast, Christchurch 7670, New Zealand
+64 3-323 9064
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Lovely Horses and Foreigners

After not having ridden for 20 years, the horses are so trustworthy and easy to ride that I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jaqs2020
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Loved being on a horse again!

It had been a few months since I'd ridden due to giving up my loan horse the other year so... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
chescab219
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Waimak River Riding Centre (previously Waimak River Horse Treks) offer fabulous river side riding tours from 30mins to half day experiences. Suitable for most ages and abilities. We also offer riding tuition to improve your skills and confidence Open every day except Christmas Day and dependent on weather conditions.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“hour trek” (6 reviews)
“horse treks” (2 reviews)
“beginners” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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219 Coutts Island Road | Belfast, Christchurch 7670, New Zealand
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+64 3-323 9064
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After not having ridden for 20 years, the horses are so trustworthy and easy to ride that I was comfortable galloping in no time. The trek guides were 2 foreign girls who were the second highlight as their friendliness compensated for the otherwise abrupt greeting...More

Thank Jaqs2020
Erika M, Owner at Waimak River Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, we do take a great deal of pride in our beautiful trustworthy horses, although we are sorry to hear that you felt both our greeting and parting was abrupt and disinterested, and for that we apologise. This is certainly not...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It had been a few months since I'd ridden due to giving up my loan horse the other year so absolutely loved this chance to go riding along the river. The guide was lovely and told us information about where we were riding and the...More

Thank chescab219
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Great location, great service and they really love their horses! Definitely recommend :) it's so close to Christchurch that trying to find a day excursion was easy. They will even pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation :)More

Thank amandajoy01
Erika M, Owner at Waimak River Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review. your feedback is incredibly important to us and a great way to give our staff credit for their dedication. Let us know if you will be in our area again and want to...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great staff, friendly service (even after I stuffed up the dates!), beautiful horses. Nice relaxing experience with skilled staff as support.

Thank Rhea N
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have gone on many horse trek on our holidays and this was one of the best. We did the 2 hour trek and although it is a bit expensive it is money well spent. Our guide was chatty, knowledgable and spoke to us about...More

Thank inonufing
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've gone on guided horse treks in Canada, Australia, Israel, and a few places in Europe. This is by far the best experience I've ever had! Chris is an awesome guide, both in terms of making sure everyone is comfortable and safe, and with his...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We loved this trek! Me and my husband went on a two hour trek and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I have a good level of riding and my husband is a beginner. Our guide was very helpful with my husband and we both felt very happy...More

Thank mollyfox88
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Loved every minute. Lovely staff, very knowledgable and thorough.horses were very friendly and seemed well trained. Very much recommend this place!

1  Thank samantha11111112015
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I took my friend to Christchurch for a surprise birthday weekend of adventure and this was first on our list and we were not disappointed. Both of us had no experience but were made to feel at ease and comfortable. Our guide, Page, was great...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful staff! The 2 young girls from Germany I think we're just beautiful natured girls enthusiastically helpful and just kind people that had a real passion for their job. Extremely tame horses. Horses well fed and taken care off! Nice easy stroll didn't get to...More

Thank Kristie W
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