Imagine the sun on your skin, the wind on your face and nothing but the sound of surf and hoofbeats in the sand.

Half Hour Paddock Rides available (for children under 5yrs)
Departure 10am and 2pm daily. We are closed Christmas day and New Years day.
Additional summer departures midday, 4pm and sundowner and 6.30pm (Oct – April only)

If you are especially fortunate you may be able to ride with the wild dolphins as they play in the waves but this cannot be guaranteed.


30 Minute Paddock Ride
(for children under 5 yrs old.)

Paddock Ride 30 minutes for children under 5 years old who will get an introduction to riding while being lead on a small pony by their parents

Riders should wear long trousers, shoes or boots not sandals (Trainers are acceptable) and sunblock or a rain proof parka

No refunds


1 hour Manumoana Ride
(no children under 5 yrs old.)

Ride along the pristine white sand beach, enjoy the seabirds you encounter… endangered NZ Dotterill, oyster catchers and many others then return through dunes and pohutukawa glades. Enjoy the magnificent views out over Little Barrier and Hen & Chicken Islands. A safe and exciting ride for novices and children.

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2 Hour The Middens Ride
(Confident novice riders and confident children over 9yrs.)

A wonderful ride along the beach, through dunes over sandstone outcrops and pass by ancient middens all while enjoying spectacular views of the ocean.

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Half Day Poutawa River Ride
(suitable confident riders over 10yrs)

Depart 10am, summer 10am and 1pm. A superb ride along beach, through coastal forest and over white dunes. Enjoy views out to the islands of the Gulf. An exciting ride passing many coastal sea birds and maybe viewing orca and dolphins in the waves.

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Full Day Tomarata Te Arai Ride
(suitable confident riders only, no children under 12yrs)

Departs 10am. Glorious beach and forest riding to fresh water lakes, where you may swim with your horse and enjoy a packed lunch then on over Te Arai Point... with spectacular views of endless white beaches stretching far to the north and south.

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Sundowner Beach Ride
(suitable confident riders only, no children under 12yrs)

Departure at 6.30pm summer only Oct – April. Watch the sun set below the hills and ride along the beach tinged with pink and gold. Experience the magic of finishing the day on horse back.

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Pakiri Beach Horse Day Rides