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Punakaiki Horse Treks

State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
64 3 731 1839
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Punakaiki
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Thank you Ana and Laura for a wonderful informative trek, just the two of us and you two, allowed us to have excellent one on one attention. The scenery up the valley was beautiful, the river crossings thrilling, due to the heavy rain of the previous few days and the hurricane. Tea and bikkies at the hut just lent to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Just a wonderful experience. Beautiful west coast landscape, amazing rainforest vegetation (despite the tail end of a hurricane a week before!), character horse personalities, all brilliantly led by Laura and Ana. Thanks also to horses Sonny, Kirsty and Bobby, and the rain that stayed away! One very happy 8-yr old.

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Humboldt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a great time on this ride. Excellent value and wonderful hosts--Neal and Sam. Horses were well cared for and ride was interesting and scenic. Enjoyed very much. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A great time for both a beginner an experienced rider with small groups. Guides were great, very helpful with lots of information about the area too. Great chance to ride along a stretch of the beach at end of ride. What a great way to end the day.!

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I have been on many horse treks throughout NZ, trekking in the Punakaiki valley was the best experience I have had. The horses are great, the scenery is beautiful, the guides are awesome and if you are experienced they will cater for the fast paced thrill seekers. I loved the whole ride, especially the (optional for experienced riders) canters and... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This trek took us along a beach, across a river, through a farm and into some wonderful rainforest. It was a good value trip with all these different types of scenery. The staff were very helpful, calm and knew their horses well. Horses were well cared for and seemed interested in getting out with you. I really liked this horse... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The horses are well trained and well kept. The guide was very helpful, as we had little prior experience riding. However we felt very confident and taken care for, and the ride up the riverbeds, and down to the beach was just amazing and mesmerizing. We took the ride in the morning, when the temperatures were optimal. However that could... More

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Saigon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Neil, the owner of Punakaiki Horse Treks and the 80 acres of land we rode thru was the best guide. We went thru rivers ( but we didn't get our feet wet), trotted thru the forest, had some coffee by a creek and strolled down the beach. The horses were well behaved and we were given the option to trot... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Very well run horse trek, the horses were much loved and well cared for. The trek itself is through a lovely property, great views and scenery. I loved the trek and enjoyed the ride as a smaller group of experienced riders separated from the beginners and were allowed to canter etc. Unfortunately my husband was included with the beginners (no... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a great time in Greymouth and went to this horese trek about 35 minutes drive up the coast. It is a small friendly operation with great horses set in an amazing place.

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