Hack'n Stay Golden Bay

Hack'n Stay Golden Bay, Takaka: Hours, Address, Hack'n Stay Golden Bay Reviews: 5/5

Hack'n Stay Golden Bay
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Horseback Riding Tours
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Here at Hack n Stay, we’re passionate about sharing the magic of connected horse riding in Golden Bay. Explore the stunning golden beaches or splash through crystal clear water on horseback. We offer riders of all experience levels opportunities to learn more about the foundations of good horsemanship whilst experiencing stunning coastal scenery of Golden Bay on horseback. With a focus on teaching light and balanced riding, our guided holistic horse riding experiences are so much more than just a trail ride. Our professionally guided horse treks provide and safe and fun environment to further your riding knowledge, build confidence and challenge yourself. Whether you’re looking for a Short Ride to sample the beauty of Golden Bay on horseback or an extended Full Day Ride to fully immerse yourself in the local culture, cuisine and stunning coastal scenery – we have a variety of options just for you!
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Patrick M
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Couples
Our horse riding experience was unreal ! Was definitely the highlight of our trip to Tasman region. Great friendly instructors who are very patient and compassionate. Thank you Beabell for an amazing trip. Will be back again 🙂
Written 21 January 2022
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Thank you! It was an absolute pleasure to take you riding! Thank you for bringing with you such enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more horsey adventures off the beaten track!
Written 1 June 2022
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Lotte S
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Couples
My partner and I absolutely loved the horse ride with Baerbel. If we get the change, we will certainly be back. Baerbel gave us lots of good tips to be a good horse rider & to be more confident in general. It’s way more than a standard horse ride. The area is amazing too and the horses are looked after in the best way possible.

We also stayed at Hack Farm, which we would 100% recommend. We only stayed for 1 night but could have easily spend so much more time here as it’s so tranquil! A big thanks to Christoph, as he made us feel very welcome & made sure all guests were looked after.
Written 9 January 2022
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Yay! thank you for the wonderful review :) We would love to welcome you back for another ride - what a great excuse to explore more of beautiful Golden Bay. We'll pass on your thanks to Christoph!
Written 1 June 2022
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James H
Waiheke Island, New Zealand5 contributions
Family
Our family had a fantastic farm & beach ride with the team from Hack n Stay. The path through the farm to the beach gave us a great chance to get to know our horses while taking in the amazing scenery - the backdrop at the beach is stunning. The horses looked really well looked after, and were very easy for those of us with little riding experience to get moving. It's nice to support a team that really care for their horses. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable - we will definitely be back for another ride in future (and maybe even an overnight stay). Thanks.
Written 29 December 2021
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Wonderful review James! thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We would love to welcome you back for an overnight stay! Perhaps our next ride could be a sunset/sunrise ride which paints the whole beach scene in a completely new light! Looking forward to riding with you again.
Written 1 June 2022
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Alex Birchall
5 contributions
Had an excellent experience! We had been extremely disappointed by Farewell Spit Horse Treks who turned us away at the doorstep due to 'weather'. So so glad we found Hack 'N Stay, the staff were so friendly and we were well looked after with different horses to match our abilities. Was able to fulfill my dream of cantering along the beach and couldn't have had a better experience!!!
If you are in Collingwood-Takaka-Golden Bay area, do NOT go to Farewell Spit Horse treks as the customer service is dreadful, instead go to Hack 'N Stay for a guaranteed wonderful experience!!!
Written 15 June 2021
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minastirithx
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions
Couples
Beautiful one-of-a-kind place, so much love put into it. Very kind owner, Bärbel was so welcoming and helpful. Good energy all around. Beautiful walks, animals, fruit trees and very clean facilities, hot shower and kitchen. Highly recommend!
Written 27 March 2021
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Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and contributed to the good energy all around :) We hope to see you again sometime soon! Horsely Yours, The Team at Hack n Stay
Written 16 May 2021
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Amber
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Solo
I found Hack N’Stay while looking for accomodation in Takaka, and was thrilled to find somewhere with horses & animals! The place is absolutely magic with a direct route to the beach, a lovely guesthouse and friendly people. Thank you Baerbel for introducing me to natural horsemanship and helping me to literally ‘get back on the horse’ after such a long break. I loved my stay and will see you next time I’m in Takaka.
Written 20 February 2021
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Kia Ora! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others and we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us :) 'Magic' is a word that so well describes the amazing connection we can find with our horses when we give them the chance and we're thrilled you found this magic for yourself during your stay :) We look forward to welcoming you back at Hackfarm when you're back in Takaka :)
Written 17 May 2021
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Roger Burra
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Family
Horse Riding at Hack and Stay was a great way to finish off our holiday.  We were very well looked after and had heaps of fun.  We came away with great memories and an experience that we will talk about for some time to come.  We also felt a sense of achievement and that we had learned about horses and how to work with them.  Highly recommended.
Written 30 January 2021
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Kia Ora! Thanks so much for your lovely review and feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We love sharing the magic of connecting with horses and it means a lot that it made your stay such a memorable experience. Looking forward to welcoming you back, perhaps next time we'll have to get you guys out on a longer Mussel Inn Ale Trail Ride and show you some more of our stunning coastline :) Horsely Yours, The Team at Hackfarm
Written 16 May 2021
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Yahmez
Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
Lots of fun, and while I'm not horse inclined, was a great place to take my Partner who is.

Staff, particually the guide was great and I learnt a lot about horse riding (I'd never been prior). Our guide (Elle) was great at giving advice as to both of us, myself as a absolute beginner in particular.

Briefing and prep probably took twenty mintues in case you were expecting to saddle up like Clint Eastwood.

The beach itself was as lovely as the picture indicate. I supect if it had been raining the beach access would have been difficult for horses with beginner riders - something to consider should the weather look iffy (best contact the Staff)
Written 18 November 2020
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Kia Ora! Thanks so much for the lovely review and feedback. We hope you've now found your own confidence on horseback for many more adventures together with your horsey inclined partner! Thank you for mentioning our Riding Briefing. We do our best to give you the skills to get out and enjoy your time on your horse as a rider rather than merely being a passenger and it sounds like you did a great job of taking it all on board even as a beginner :) We look forward to welcoming you back another time for more Hacktivites off the beaten track. Horsely Yours, The Team at Hackfarm
Written 16 May 2021
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Ajo412
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions
My 9 year old daughter had the 2 1/2 hour beach riding lesson and loved every minute of it, so much so I booked her another lesson! Bärbel and Kris were fantastic instructors and gave my daughter confidence she didn't previously have. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Hack 'n Stay, particularly their method of teacher with the horses comfort as the focus.
Written 16 November 2020
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Kia Ora! What a lovely review! It makes our hearts sing to know we helped your daughter find her confidence and truly experience the magic of connected riding. We're so lucky to have such a stunning learning environment along the beach which provides an equine classroom that is as beautiful as it is perfect for lessons. We look forward to welcoming you guys back when ever you're in the area! Horsely Yours, The Team at Hackfarm
Written 16 May 2021
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Rosalynn67
Wellington, New Zealand134 contributions
FANTASTIC horse riding experience. Cannot rave enough about it. First and foremost, what I really liked was how Hack'n Stay care about their horses' health and safety, from teaching the riders how to help the horse go up and down the steep hills, to having the riders bond a bit with their horse (give them a good brushing) before the ride and feeding the horses at the end of the ride.
We spent two hours on a beautiful ride with horses Chloe and Luke; our guide Ellie was on horse Leonard. Ellie was helpful, calm and knew exactly what we and our horses were doing at all times. We were beginners and Ellie's encouragement and pointers of how we could help the horses were welcomed and made our experience even better.
The scenery was breath taking! After going up and down a few steep hills, we ended up on an expansive beach. The horses got to splash their hooves in the water, and we got incredibly close to all the shorebirds (oyster catchers, herons, sea gulls, etc.) that were poking their bills into the sand at the shore line.
If you have a chance to get out there, do it!
Written 16 November 2020
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Kia Ora Rosalyn, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love it when guests truly "get it" and discover for themselves what is possible with the magic of connected riding when forging a partnership with your horse. We'll pass on your lovely words to Chloe and Luke in the form of scratches and apples haha We look forward to showing you more of our stunning coastline on horseback and welcoming you back any time :) Horsely Yours, The team at Hackfarm
Written 16 May 2021
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