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“The best way to see Waiheke Island”

Waiheke Horse Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 7 September 2018

A truly pleasurable ride -- good horses, nice riding tracks, lovely views. You ride on private property otherwise inaccessible, the horses are both sensible and responsive, and Liz is a cheerful, responsible, and expert owner/operator/guide. She will happily pick you up and return you to the ferry.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Great experience all round and an especially enjoyable return to the horse and saddle after too - long an absence. Liz was amenable, accomplished and affable in her roles as host, guide and coach. The horses are similarly assured and well tempered. A good standard of saddlery, tack, head protection and orientation is apparent too. The trek departs from its rustic base set in a pastoral setting beside a circular metal corrale. The trail course was substantially easy, well suited to novice riders with the occasional opportunities to extend the same safely into a moderate challenge that required only a little guidance and encouragement from Liz. The combination of island, sea, native bush, pasture land and beach environs make for spectacular views from high up on the ridges, along the high tide marks and everywhere in between. This is an experience likely to take around two to three hours at a leisurely pace. It would therefore act as an excellent prelude to any number of baccanalian, culinary or combination of both thereafter. Highly recommended

Date of experience: September 2018
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waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words Monty, I in turn was throughly entertained by your Waiata, korero and kata :)

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Liz really cares for her horses. They are kind natured (just like her). She caters for all ages and abilities, is professional and caring.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time riding with Liz! The horses were good-educated and well-looked after. Liz was really friendly and easy-going, I really enjoyed the time with her. The views were amazing and I got lots of nice pictures :) since I am a more experienced rider, we trotted and cantered a lot, Liz really tries to make it fitting for every rider, from beginner to advanced.
Thank you very much for this experience!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I've ridden in a few places in Europe and overseas and enjoyed my treks with Waiheke Horse Tours the most.
Liz is fantastic and the horses are gorgeous, tame and well behaved.
The nature reserve is exceptional with beautiful views.
All in all, strongly recommend - and thank you, Liz! :)
Judit M.

Date of experience: April 2018
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