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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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An experience you won't get anywhere else on the island!

I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Waiheke and looking to see the island in a way you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Virginia G
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Amazing!

I have been to New Zealand many times but without doubt this was the best experience I've ever had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
grahamwatts
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London
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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402 Orapiu Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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+64 21 438 549
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Waiheke and looking to see the island in a way you normally wouldn't get to! I'm an Aucklander with a family home on Waiheke but I've never seen some of the amazing views/bays that I got...More

1  Thank Virginia G
waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ginny thanks for the great review, very glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to New Zealand many times but without doubt this was the best experience I've ever had. It was simply amazing! Liz is such a wonderful, kind, caring, and knowledgeable instructor. She put me at ease immediately and safety was a priority without...More

Thank grahamwatts
waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Graham thank you very much for the kind words. Our tour had the elements of a certain Shakespearean tale! See you again soon for a sunny matinee. Liz

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an incredible experience and hands down the best part of my trip to NZ. Liz is a wonderful person who loves her horses and the land. She is genuinely dedicated to making the experience enjoyable. Her emphasis on safety and the introductory demonstration...More

Thank Mandy W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My houseband made me a surprise during our honeymoon booked this nice tour in a beautiful island! Many years have passed since I ride a horse but Liz, with her patience and sensibility, choose the right horse for my level of experience. ( there's a...More

Thank francescarS189PR
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Liz was amazing from first contact to final goodbye. We were on the horse in the first 5 min and did the ridge track up the hill and to the top with amazing panoramic views. The horses were matched to our ability and were easy...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My itinerary for vacation always includes horseback riding and/or kayaking. However, since I traveled solo during off-season in New Zealand, many tours weren’t available. But, I was lucky to join Liz’s horseback riding tour. I added a transfer option from the ferry terminal since I...More

Thank Kyoko905
Reviewed 17 July 2017

At first I thought it was slightly expensive and then I saw the work that goes into being a centre of excellence! The horses are well looked after and individually matched to myself and 3 teenagers. We are all novices but after our walk around...More

Thank Rose W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Liz is a delightful guide who takes extra care to match a rider of any experience with a suitable horse. This is so important and seldom done - there is even a round pen to trial your horse out to check you will get along...More

Thank KiwiGs
waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed your horse tour, thanks for your lovely review, hope to see you KiwiGs again!

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I had the most amazing birthday morning trek out with Liz over easter weekend. She is absolutely wonderful to ride with, especially as someone who grew up riding, but doesn't sadly get so many opportunities these days! The horses are all gorgeous characters. And of...More

Thank Alice J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A wonderful way to see this special part of the island. Liz, Mandy were wonderful hosts and matched each of us with beautiful, impeccably mannered horses. We felt like we were out riding with friends. Thank you Liz, Mandy, Moss, Marmite, Cool and Felix

Thank Freya L
waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thanks Freya and Scott it was lovely to share this special place with you and your family.

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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
12 September 2016|
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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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