Punakaiki Horse Treks

Punakaiki Horse Treks: Hours, Address, Punakaiki Horse Treks Reviews: 5/5

Punakaiki Horse Treks
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Stunning scenic horse riding in the Punakaiki valley and within the Paparoa National Park. Our 2.5 hour rides crosses the Punakaiki river and the route winds along to a bush hut for a stop for refreshments. Explore this beautiful valley on horseback and finish along the Punakaiki Lagoon and the beach. We can cater to all abilities and give a short tuition at the start of each ride. Morning and afternoon rides, with a group ride and the option of a private ride. Stables located 600m south of the Pancake Rocks. Call us to discuss times and ride options.
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Sara
Albertson, NY14 contributions
Great ride!
Mar 2020
My husband and I had a great ride, crossing the river a few times. The scenery was beautiful, the horses well care for. We did a private ride which enabled us to go when worked for our schedule. If staying in the area go for a ride, you won’t be disappointed
Written 7 April 2020
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Christian S
2 contributions
Fantastic horseback ride
Dec 2019
We booked this trip in advance and had a fantastic time! The owners Neil and Karen provided us with the essentials for our ride while our lovely guide Lauren took care of our horses for us. As it was only the second time on a horse for me, I was given the very even-tempered mare Jupiter and Lauren taught me the basics. Then we were off! Our horse trek took us through the stunning landscape of the Paparoa National Park with several river crossings and a welcomed tea break for us while our horses took the chance to graze or doze. During the entire ride Lauren was great to chat with, she was full of information about the area and time just flew by. Our ride ended at the pancake rocks on the beach where my wife and Lauren took the chance to race each other (it’s only for the experienced riders) which was great fun to watch!
We can only recommend this experience for everyone and we hope to return soon! Thanks again!
Written 15 March 2020
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Thanks for your review and happy to hear you both enjoyed the ride with us.
Written 17 March 2020
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Ckkolibri
Amberley, New Zealand21 contributions
Amazing scenery!
Mar 2020 • Friends
Had a lovely ride here as two experienced riders. Our guide Lauren was amazing. The scenery was absolutely stunning, so many river crossings. And the run at the end was so much fun!
Only negatieve was that our horses were all very aggressive towards each other. I have never seen it this bad, and I've been riding for a long time...
Written 8 March 2020
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Thanks for review of the ride and great you enjoyed the ride with Lauren. We lost our matriach (top mare) recently and the dynamic of the herd was changing. This has sorted itself out now.
Written 10 March 2020
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Victoria L
Kendal, UK20 contributions
Top of my bucket list and exceeded expectations
Feb 2020 • Solo
Had the most incredible ride with Lauren! She took me and a couple of fellow capable riders on the hack of a lifetime! Jupiter was a pleasure to ride. I loved the river crossings and the scenery is out of this world. But the gallop at the end along pancake rock beach was the highlight! Bucket list accomplished! Thank you!!
Written 16 February 2020
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staceyh86
24 contributions
Absolutely amazing
Jan 2020 • Family
Absolutely amazing doesn’t cover it. My four year old got on the biggest horse and had an amazing ride down the beach. Natalie our guide was outstanding and my daughter had a great time with her. Can’t remember the mans name but he was wonderful and helpful also.

Beach ride was absolutely amazing and beautiful. Couldn’t have a better backdrop for this experience.

This was one of the best things I’ve ever done with my daughter. We can’t wait to go back.
Written 24 January 2020
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Thanks for your comments and great you enjoyed the lead ride on the beach with your daughter.
Written 24 January 2020
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Esther W
Bradford-on-Avon, UK14 contributions
Stunning scenery!
Jan 2020 • Solo
I loved my ride here! My pony Chaz was a dream; forward and responsive and reliable. As an experienced rider on a trek with three beginners, I wasn’t expecting too much excitement, but Neil was careful to ensure I had my share! He and the lovely guide Natalie took turns to take me off for a canter through the beautiful country. Splashing through the river was bliss, and the gallop on the beach at the end was the stuff of dreams. Thank you so much for a wonderful day, great company, and for sharing the perfect way to experience the incredible place you live!
Written 14 January 2020
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Thanks Esther for your comments and great to hear you enjoyed your ride with us!
Written 14 January 2020
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Sue V
Sydney, Australia48 contributions
Enjoyable horse trek
Jan 2020 • Family
Great trek with lovely people and healthy horses. A great relaxing way to see the area. We rode up the valley and stopped for a cuppa at a little shed before returning for a short walk along the beach.
Written 2 January 2020
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Thanks for your comments and great to hear you enjoyed the ride! Karen Punakaiki Horse Treks
Written 3 January 2020
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Ruth P
Brisbane, Australia32 contributions
Trip Highlight
Dec 2019
Karen does an amazing job ensuring that the horses are well cared for and trained, the guides are knowledgeable, and the whole experience is personalised right down to ensuring the right horses are paired with each rider. Make sure this experience is first on your list at Punakaiki as it is the best way to see the surrounding National Park and beach.
Written 26 December 2019
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Thanks for your comments, great to hear you have a lovely time!
Written 3 January 2020
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MaijaM
Olympia10 contributions
Fine ride
Mar 2019 • Solo
I did many rides while in NZ in mid-March 2019, and this one was good. They cater to riders of all abilities, and I enjoyed my guide Sally's company.
Written 11 July 2019
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KatyWhyte
2 contributions
Punakaiki Horse Treks
Apr 2019 • Family
Fabulous afternoon horse trek with Neil and his assistant up the Punakaiki River to a bush camp area, and back through bush to beach. We were a group of six, none of us with much experience, and we all had lovely horses and a great time-So pleased we did this, a highlight of our holiday.
Written 28 May 2019
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