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Address: State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 731 1839
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An amazing adventure with great company

My mum and I went on this horse trek in early November. Neil was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the area. I was 4 months pregnant at this time and was made to feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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English first
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My mum and I went on this horse trek in early November. Neil was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the area. I was 4 months pregnant at this time and was made to feel totally safe and comfortable the whole time. The horses were very suitable to each of our needs and the ride along the beach at... More 

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kuala lumpur, malaysia
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I are not experienced riders . While I have riden before , my husband was fearful of falling off a horse and being uncomfortable on a horse ride. Neil led us that day and taught us perfectly and easily.We were very comfortable .The 2+ hours was walking ( not trotting) though a varied terrain or road, fields,... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The two of us turned up the morning after a huge storm hit the west coast. Though we were the only customers, we were accommodated. We spent a morning trekking through exhilarating country, fording boulder strewn rivers and picking our way through the bush under towering crags. Good company and a stream facts and anecdotes from our guide. Plus a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Called in without warning and was given an immediate ride with Lara as my guide. A well-chosen horse, steady but forward -going with well-maintained tack. My guide was charming, very conscientious and anxious to please. The ride through the forest, fording 5 rivers was interesting with canters and trots. We had a comfort stop in a mountain shelter for drinks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We aren't practiced riders, it's been years and we've only ridden Western saddle. Here it's English saddle, of course it's New Zealand. Not as different as I had feared. We took the 'beginners' ride' following the river up the valley. Beautiful scenery, picnic tea in the woods, and no insect pests. The horses know what to do, and the guides... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

So I decided to do some horseback riding and I had a blast. The scenery is beautiful and they really took good care of us. Its great even if you have no experience at all. The horses can get a little wild, but that makes it even better. I hope I remember our guides name, but I believe it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Surprised my daughter for her 13th on this horse adventure.was met by the owner Neil on arrival who was very helpful and a pleasure to meet. The horses were so nice and gentle and the guides were awesome at gearing us up helping us and talking a bit about our horses and chosing them to suit us. We rode out... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was back in December of 2013 that my 20 year-old daughter and I had the pleasure of an amazing horseback ride with Punakaiki Horse treks. I had every intention of writing a review then but, alas, I have never written a review before and time slipped by. Recently, we were looking at pics and were reminded that it was... More 

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have not been horse riding before and was nervous and not sure what to expect. I was taught enough about being on a horse to get by without it taking up a lot of riding time. The guide - Laura - was experienced, knowledgeable and quickly gained my confidence in her ability to safely manage the horses. She was... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I joined a couple who already booked and enjoyed the same beautiful scenery that I have walked in - along the river and back down to the beach. I was surprised that the 'lesson' was just how to hold the reins and point the toes as am used to developing the relationship with a horse. It was expensive for just... More 

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Punakaiki, Owner at Punakaiki Horse Treks, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for your review, however we would like to state that our policy with the rides is not to take anyone for a trot or canter unless we feel they are in control of their horse and look stable in their seat. We want to offer a safe and enjoyable ride for everyone and making the decision to go... More 

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