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Gunnamatta Trail Rides

150 Sandy Road, Rye, Victoria 3939, Australia
0061 3 59886755
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Rye
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Come horse riding with us along a spectacular ocean beach on the Mornington Peninsula just 1.25 hours south of Melbourne.No experience necessary, 60+... more » Owner description: Come horse riding with us along a spectacular ocean beach on the Mornington Peninsula just 1.25 hours south of Melbourne.No experience necessary, 60+ horses and open every day.People from all over the world come to experience our St Andrews Beach Ride. Operating for over 20 years. Also bush rides to nearby Green's National Park, lessons, pony rides and group packages. Spectacular ocean beach scenery is a perfect backdrop to this popular ride which is truly breath-taking. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We have never ridden horses before and wanted to try for the first time. The scenery and landscape are stunning but you need to spend lot of times walk only. However that may be good for beginners. My two girl friends didn't like the trot because it hurt their bottom (and with me is the balls). On the way back... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When having a week break in Melbourne, visiting Mornington peninsula is one option to explore Victoria state. My daughter and her cousin were prepared to take the trail rides to St Andrew beach in the middle of Monday Afternoon. I knew the weather was perfect and the trails are interesting but... no thanks! I rejected to have this activity since... More

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Melbourne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The scenery was good but the trail itself was a little boring. We walked probably 90% of the time and only occasionally had opportunities to trot. Trail groups need to be grouped better. If you are a confident rider you will be held back by beginners and don't get good value for money. Disappointing ride this morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The scenery is beautiful. You will ride your horse through green meadows and beaches. For someone who has never been on a house before it was a novel experience and much more work than expected because you need to control your house. Expect to have a sore bottom if you are a beginner as the house runs often. Hold on... More

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Mt St Thomas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

What a wonderful and enjoyable ride along the beach. The staff were both professional and friendly, while putting safety first. The horses were well fed and well cared for. We had an amazing ride and would recommend for both experience riders like ourselves or the beginner. We will be back for another ride :) Thank you to both Toby and... More

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Neerim South, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Three of us had a lovely beach trail ride at Gunnamatta Trail Rides. The horses appeared to be well fed and well cared for which was important to me. The booking in and horse assignment was an efficient process and we were soon out on the trail to the beach. There was plenty of trotting on the trail, and a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My 12 yo daughter and I ride regularly, my sister had not ridden for 20 years and my 10 yo niece had never ridden. I am not usually a fan of trail rides having heard others' stories of out of control horses, but I have had the pleasure of two trail rides recently which have completely changed my mind. I... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Hi All, For those who have tried the two-hour beach ride, would you recommend this to my parents aged above 60 years old and without any riding experience?

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Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The 2 hour beach ride is awesome! Lots of trotting and cantering on the beach. Had a great horse (Ash) and Jacky who took us out was awesome - she really knows her stuff. I was nervous at first but she put me at ease. Its really obvious that the horses are well cared for. The rest of the staff... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Went on a two hour bush and beach ride today with a girlfriend. We were part of a group of six with two staff members. Upon arrival the staff were friendly and the place was clean. Horses were in good condition and were well looked after. I was the only rider in the group that wasn't a beginner so I... More

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