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Wildcoast Ruapuke Horse Riding

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Great boys afternoon out ...

Arranged for my husband and sons to have an afternoon trek as a birthday pressy. Penny was great to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
Lovely experience!

We had a beautiful horse riding experience through the countryside and along the beach of Ruapuke... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann W
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1549 Whaanga Road | Ruapuke, Raglan 3296, New Zealand
+64 7-825 0059
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Penny and Wayne at "Wildcoast Ruapuke" are brilliant, from the minute you step out of the car you feel welcome. They have managed to capture the raw essence of NZ West Coast and added just enough civilisation to ensure everyone feels at ease. With many...More

3  Thank Megan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arranged for my husband and sons to have an afternoon trek as a birthday pressy. Penny was great to work with from arranging the birthday voucher to catering for the family onslaught! The trek was reported as great, enjoying the mix of nice scenery and...More

Thank MezaD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful horse riding experience through the countryside and along the beach of Ruapuke. We got to canter along the beach and went into the water with the horses. Our guides Wayne and River were lovely and take good care of you and...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and kids were grinning from ear to ear after an afternoon on the horses. Riding through the outback , in the waves on the beach and really friendly proprietors. The drive is a bit to get there but worth it !! Would recommend...More

Thank SeanH3351
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My first horse riding ended up super fun! Owners Wayne and penny are super nice and friendly. Wayne was very patient while teaching us how to ride a horse. Horses have are obidient and well tempered. and view was excellent especially at the beach. Will...More

Thank chrisleeyk
Reviewed 16 April 2018

...trees were rubbed against, watercress was nibbled. The horses seemed happy as we indulged their need to get snacky (probably more than we should have, woops). And we were CERTAINLY happy. This was a dream come true: we managed to get out with both sets...More

1  Thank Nina H
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Five of us stayed the night in two of the cabins run by the outstanding family who own the Wildcoast Ruapuke Horse Riding establishment. Eco living at its best and most comfortable. We did two rides, the first was two hours and the second was...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Amazing 3 hr "extreme" riding experience for the family (couple and 10 year old daughter). Great guides (Penny and River), wonderful horses, incredible scenery, couldn't ask for more. Particularly impressed with their ability to safely cater to a wide range of riding abilities - you...More

1  Thank CapeCodKiwi
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very safe sure footed ponies and a great trek. Great family run business. Lovely people. If you are keen and confident they will let you canter/gallop down the beach, and of course wade the horses in the water.

Thank Triggly
Reviewed 2 January 2018

My daughters and I have been at least 6 or 7 times over the past 10 years. When we are in NZ we make an effort to visit Wayne at Wildcoast Ruapuke and go for a ride with him. The beach is safe for riding...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

My teenaged daughter and I enjoyed a magic, two-hour ride through lush farmland and then along a black sandy beach. Penny was an excellent guide and understanding of the fact that I wanted to so some trotting and cantering while my daughter was a beginner....More

2  Thank Shirley G
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