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Waiheke Horse Tours

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402 Orapiu Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 21 438 549
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The best riding in Waiheke

I've ridden in a few places in Europe and overseas and enjoyed my treks with Waiheke Horse Tours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jutibaba
Fabulous way to view Waiheke Island

This was a highlight of our trip around the North Island! Liz was fabulous and provided excellent... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
andreamd61
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We are a boutique operation on Waiheke Islands unspoilt Far End. This horse tour takes you across "Te Matuku" a private peninsula owned by Sir Rob and Lady Fenwick. Take the coastal trail along the marine reserve, ride in the water if the tide is right and take in the most incredible views you'll ever see. Two tour times daily 10am and 3pm (approx.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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402 Orapiu Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've ridden in a few places in Europe and overseas and enjoyed my treks with Waiheke Horse Tours the most. Liz is fantastic and the horses are gorgeous, tame and well behaved. The nature reserve is exceptional with beautiful views. All in all, strongly recommend...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was a highlight of our trip around the North Island! Liz was fabulous and provided excellent guidance for us two novices. Excellent horses and amazing trek climbing up high to get a 360 degree view of the island. Such a peaceful and relaxing experience....More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I felt safe & competent on a lovely little horse which was the perfect size for me. He was well behaved & responsive. The quick riding lesson before we started was really valuable & Liz's knowledge of the area was huge. I'm definitely going to...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I booked this trip as a solo traveller and from pick up to drop off Liz was brilliant! She is so friendly and helpful; as a previously experienced rider but having not ridden for a few years (and a couple of bad falls!) I was...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This trip was simply outstanding! Liz does such a good job at making you feel comfortable and secure and her horses are wonderful. As a rider you get to see all the wonderful scenery that Waiheke has to offer and you get to do it...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

My sister and I had an excellent time riding horses with Liz and her guides. We got to ride two horses from the Lord of the Rings movies which was the main reason we chose Waiheke Horse Tours. My horse Felix was ridden by Bilbo...More

Thank Chloe H
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Well where do we start ? We have ridden in Wyoming, Peru, Scotland, Cape Town, California.. with great Horses and great views..... This tops the lot! For a variety of reasons from beginning to end. We contacted Liz nearly a year ago as she came...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Today we had an amazing trek with Liz and Ami. They clearly love what they do and make you feel that they can’t wait for you to be part of it. The horses are in super condition and gave all three of us (each of...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were so lucky to be able to our ride on the last day of 2017! We had been taken good care by Liz, very friendly and professional, heaps of photos taken by Liz! the horses are calm and responsive, abit playful and fun at...More

Thank Cobyjai
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waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks Coby it was wonderful to spend the last day of 2017 with you both!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I took my gf for her bday and she has never ridden a horse and is scared of them (despite loving them). Liz was fantastic, made her feel very comfortable. The scenery was incredible.

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j130124
23 January 2017|
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Response from waihekehorsetours | Property representative |
Hi Te Matuku bay is very shallow (2 meters at high tide) having a splash around in the water is dependent on the tide being high. Lessons are held at our base and don't include going into the sea. thanks
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Varomoni
2 December 2016|
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Response from waihekehorsetours | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. We offer the Te Matuku Ridge Tour which takes around 1.5 hours inc demo & lesson for $175 pp. The Te Matuku Peninsula Tour takes around 2 hours inc demo & lesson for $195 pp.
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Faamelea
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Response from waihekehorsetours | Property representative |
Hi, we are a 30 minute drive from the ferry terminal. If you don't have a car we can pick you up and drop you back for $25 pp. Alternatively you can take advantage of the $99 deal by booking through Fullers which gets you... More
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