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Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours

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13 Glen Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1136
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Fantastic day out

Had a great tour with Sophie, Murphy and Pearl. Loved learning about the local history and a spot... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Robert E
Amazing family experience

Great experience which our whole family enjoyed. Sophie is lovely and has a great knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Penny S
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Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours offers you the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of the early pioneers, down one of New Zealand’s most beautiful, unspoiled wild West Coast beaches. On the way, learn about our rich ‘Coast Road’ gold mining and pioneer heritage as if you were a part of it yourself. The pace is relaxed, with plenty of time for exploring. Activities include gem stone collecting, (Barrytown beach is the best jade hunting beach in NZ), making damper bread, boiling the billy over an open fire, wildlife spotting and photography.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
13 Glen Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1136

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Had a great tour with Sophie, Murphy and Pearl. Loved learning about the local history and a spot of rain didn't slow us down at all. Sophie took some excellent photos of us all and tea and damper on the beach were a highlight. I...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Great experience which our whole family enjoyed. Sophie is lovely and has a great knowledge of the local area and history. Murphy the Clydesdale and Pearl the dog are delightful. We had a very nice cup of billy tea and beautiful damper. Do not miss...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A relaxing 2 1/2 hours. Tide dependent so you need to be flexible. Sophie has great knowledge of the area. Murphy, the horse, is a great character. Highly recommended

Thank ebanj
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We really loved our morning with Sophie, Murphy and Pearl. It's a beautiful way to experience the wild West Coast beaches. Sophie is an excellent host and really knowledgable about the area's history, flora, fauna... She made our two sons, aged 5 and 3, feel...More

Thank Melianie
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I loved this! the actual wagon ride was really neat, Murphy was a wonderful horse, so calm! Sophie the guide was really knowledgeable about local geography and history, and the places we stopped at were really good too. We went on a kinda chilly overcast...More

Thank Danice H
Reviewed 31 December 2016

As Kiwis, we've come to the South Island multiple times in the last few years and have seen and done almost everything there is to do - and this stands out as one of the highlights!! Sophie's engaging attitude and wealth of knowledge about the...More

Thank TheBasu
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We met Sophie, Murphy (the horse) and Pearl (the dog) and set off in the wagon to the beach. It was a beautiful day weather wise. Sophie is a very friendly and knowledgeable person who informed us of the history of the area in an...More

1  Thank Ruth33_12
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Our party of four adults all totally enjoyed our wagon ride with Sophie, Murphy the horse and Pearl the dog. Right from the start Sophie was an excellent friendly and informed host. It was like being with an old friend. The ride along the beach...More

1  Thank helenatacorn
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

WOW! What can we say! What an amazing day we had today! Even though dodgy weather surrounded us, we rugged up warm and away we went! Sophie, Murphy, Jester & Pearl were fabulous hosts! Sophie was fabulous with her knowledge and relaxed manner provided us...More

1  Thank Brockwhanau
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is my third time on this experience. Joined a friend and her family, some from Singapore and went with Sophie, Clydesdale Murphy and Pearl the wonder dog. Beautiful day and rode along a long stretch of almost deserted beach with the Paparoas as backdrop....More

1  Thank Christine R
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