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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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Charlotte is a rock star

We visited for an hour ride, upon arriving we we promptly greeted by Charlotte who showed us where... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The_GR_Blade
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Grandville, Michigan
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River bed trek

A great find, staff really helpful and accommodated us a very short notice. The horses are all... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
lemmythetraveller
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Sydney, Australia
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2 weeks ago
“Charlotte is a rock star”
11 Jan 2018
“River bed trek”
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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...more
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for an hour ride, upon arriving we we promptly greeted by Charlotte who showed us where we could store our coats in a locker, she had us sign in and write down an emergency contact then fitted us with helmets. We then waited...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

A great find, staff really helpful and accommodated us a very short notice. The horses are all rescued ex racing horses. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time, the horses were well behaved and the instruction and conversation from Charlotte was excellent. The ride was cut a little short of the advertised 4 hours but to be fair it was a bit windy and rainy so we were...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

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

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Erika M, Owner at Waimak River Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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