We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waiheke Horse Tours

Features Animals
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Review Highlights
Lovely host and beautiful horses

Liz really cares for her horses. They are kind natured (just like her). She caters for all ages... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing ride experience

I had an amazing time riding with Liz! The horses were good-educated and well-looked after. Liz was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ElNinja 1
via mobile
Read all 150 reviews
All photos (163)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent97%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
402 Orapiu Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 21 438 549
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Waiheke Island
Reviews (150)
Filter reviews
147 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbeautiful horsesan experienced rideramazing experiencenew zealandtom cruisepeninsula tourmaking you feel comfortablehour trekwonderful rideamazing sceneryspecial memorydegree viewmusselsgreat guidehighlight of our tripour honeymoonfelt very safe
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 147 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Liz really cares for her horses. They are kind natured (just like her). She caters for all ages and abilities, is professional and caring.

Thank anna_78c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing time riding with Liz! The horses were good-educated and well-looked after. Liz was really friendly and easy-going, I really enjoyed the time with her. The views were amazing and I got lots of nice pictures :) since I am a more...More

1  Thank ElNinja 1
Reviewed 1 May 2018

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

Thank jutibaba
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

Thank andreamd61
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

1  Thank Penelope B
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

Thank Reegs24
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

Thank juliawansland
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
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

Thank Ann-Marie A
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

Thank sam19652014
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
23 January 2017|
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
2 December 2016|
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.
12 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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