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Blazing Saddles

154 Yorkeys Knob Rd, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4055 7400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Blazing Saddles is the longest established horse riding and quad bike tour company in Far North Queensland. Locally owned and operated, it is now... more » Owner description: Blazing Saddles is the longest established horse riding and quad bike tour company in Far North Queensland. Locally owned and operated, it is now located only 10mins from both Cairns and Northern Beaches to suit even the most time conscious visitor or perfect for a soft adventure activity for the whole family!Blazing Saddles is now a working sugar cane farm and the property also boasts an 18 acre billabong which is abundant with native birds and amphibious creatures of all shapes and sizes! You will also meet our resident geese, peacocks and ducks, perhaps even spot a crocodile!We cater for large groups as well as the corporate and incentive market making these activities great for team building ideas.Our Horse-riding tour offers a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush! With a stable of horses to suit all ages and levels, this is a perfect family adventure. Our horses have a friendly, mature nature and will be matched to each riders experience and ability. Draw up on horse-back alongside our 18 acre billabong for a billy tea over a camp fire and the chance to see a croc in the wild!Our Quad Bikes are easy to ride and provide the perfect adventure. With a fleet of both 90cc and 250cc bikes, your guides will ensure the perfect balance between safety and fun! So easy to ride, our group sizes remain small, to guarantee your personalized experience. Anyone can do it! « less
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Before reading this review keep in mind that I am being picky about it as you would be if you pay full price for the experience, I bought a Groupon and was perfectly happy with what I received. I actually didn't expect much and I got more than I expected. Blazing Saddles just added a new riding experience to their... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

this is far to expensive for what was delivered and does not match the advertized details. Our ride was delayed several times (thereby cutting the whole riding experience short by said amount) for a rider who slipped out of the saddle while on trail, horses refusing to move (more interested in eating the fresh plants around the property), and stalling... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My Nephew and myself did the ATVing to day. We have to say that this was amazing. We had soo much fun. We were covered in mud from head to toe!! We went around the muddy tracks got bogged a few times... but it was well worth it. I do recommend to do this in wet weather. Its good fun... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to Blazing saddles for the ATV experience last weekend. I've spend hours on an ATV and thought it might be a bit boring. Wrong! It was next level fun but still safe with a fun and proactive guide. Highly recommended for people of all experience levels and definitely worth the cost. It's even better in the wet!!

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Booked Blazing Saddles Horse riding session for my wife's birthday (not that she wanted this exactly!!) but to share the experience with our four children aged from 14 -7. The kids (especially the 7 and 10 year olds) loved the hamsters and checking out the farm animals while we were waiting for the tour guide to arrive, once Lisa (tour... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went on the two hour horse ride in April 2014 with our kids aged 8 and 12. The whole place was a muddy bog, but granted this was 10 days after the rains from cyclone Ita. We were met by our guide and assigned our horses - all generally very old and docile. I almost expected them to lay... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went on a quad biking (ATV) tour at Blazing Saddles and were appalled at how poorly run it was. The "tour guide" provided minimal safety instruction and barely communicated with the group for the duration of the tour. Doing laps around a back yard track got old after 10 minutes but that's where we stayed for the majority of... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I've never riden a horse, let alone without anyone else holding the reins for me. It was a great experience though somewhat short-lived, possibly due to the rain though we did ride in the rain for some time. The lunch was really sausages, bread, butter, mustard and onions put out for a self-served lunch, back at base. We were under... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I booked a half day for 125 $. The ride was only approx 1 hour, the included food, a white fluffy bread with a sausage. What do these guys think who they are? Ok shuttle included but still not more worth then at least 40$. In Switzerland I can get an excellent trailride 2 hours for 60$, and thats one... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I wanted to see the rainforest, and I usually rent horses when I travel even though I have 3 horses at home. Blazing Saddles accepted me on the final tour of the day, even though they had no other riders signed up. They sent a bus to my hotel to pick me up, stayed open just for me taking me... More

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