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Address: State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 731 1839
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Truly amazing experience

This was possibly the best thing that we have done so far on the west. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great horses also that are well behaved and easy to ride

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was possibly the best thing that we have done so far on the west. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great horses also that are well behaved and easy to ride

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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was positive in this trek, experienced, knowledgeable staff, lovely yet not boring horses and a ride up a stunningly beautiful valley.

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1 Thank JudiB272
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a couple of days before. It turned out to be a good idea. As they needed all the horses for our two families. The horses were great. Well behaved and quite comfortable in their trekking role. The guides were very helpful. Giving us a basic riding lesson at the start. Then taking us on a 2 hour ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly in different ways: - easy to book (I called on the day itself but you can just pop in) - experienced guides who keeps you entertained and safe at the the same time - well behaving horses (maybe the biggest problem is that all the times they would just eat if you let them) Nice sceneries as - you... More 

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I loved this trek so much I'm so glad a chose to hold off on horse riding until punakaiki. The scenery is 10/10, the horses are friendly and well behaved and the staff are so friendly and professional about their job which they love and are full of knowledge about the town. Please everyone go here for the trek of... More 

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1 Thank bimbafong
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26 reviews
8 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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3 Thank Catherine H
kuala lumpur, malaysia
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 Thank IsabelBV
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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 46 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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1 Thank Hugh D
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

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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