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Address: Karapiti Rd | Wairakei Forest, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 0356
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Horse trekking through forest trails, on safe horses, where the song of the...

Horse trekking through forest trails, on safe horses, where the song of the shy Tui welcomes you to the Wairakei forest. With breath taking views of the Craters of the Moon and Mt Ruapehu in the background. All treks are guided by capable guides and the treks are suitable for all levels of experience. Our aim is to provide fun for all who ride, in a safe and organised manner.

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It was my first time riding and it was so much fun! Definitely worth doing and the trek was quite nice seeing all the scenery in the area. The horses were very calm and the staff... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2015
Sydney, Australia

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Would not recommend this place to anyone who values there life. Ok that's an overstatement but seriously not real safe or fun. Customer service was appalling, so bad I had to actually laugh..this is a joke right? It seemed like a hassle that they had to take us out on the horses. Weren't given any instruction on how to ride... More 

3 Thank Brooke N
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Supposed to be a fun outing but left feeling shaken, worried and bruised. The horses were not as well trained as advertised (western style riding), with two riders getting bucked off (one rider has been riding for 30 years). Cantering in a group felt unsafe, and this was not listened to when suggested after first close call. Inadequate follow up... More 

12 Thank 11henri
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 30, 2015

It was my first time riding and it was so much fun! Definitely worth doing and the trek was quite nice seeing all the scenery in the area. The horses were very calm and the staff were very good and informative. It was so fun I would definitely do it again if I came back!

Thank tee_wcha
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Our experience can be summarised as 1. arrogant staff 2. unsafe trek management and 3. Inadequate follow up. These horses are not safe to canter in a group. Two bucked, one kicks, another wants to take off.. These are horses that experienced riders would fall off. If you do fall off, do not expect anyone to come up and ask... More 

7 Thank tara1500
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Thank you for such an amazing experience. We were a little nervous because we are inexperienced. Our 4 and 7 year old absolutely loved it! Our advice is to listen carefully and be calm then it will be a peaceful, happy experience. Thank you for such a wonderful time and great memories for us.

Thank spenceandgeorge
Whakatane, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Worth doing , definitely would recommend to anyone , you don't have to be a horsey person. My girlfriend and I spent the weekend in Taupo , shopping and eating ,we originally booked for the Friday but couldn't make it in time so was able to change it to the sat but as it was raining changed to Sunday, the... More 

Thank frangii
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on the Trek, my partner had never ridden a horse before but he had the best time! The scenery was beautiful and you felt so free being away from the hustle and bustle of town. In the middle of the trek, the owners stopped us and asked if we wanted to go one way and... More 

2 Thank Steph G
Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This crew has it down. Even with a double booking of an extended trek the Team got on with what was required. Made my first time riding at 40 seem effortless as the horses seem to gauge what I was up for before I was. Miss 6 was fearless and impressed. Again with tutorials a 6 year old got no... More 

1 Thank nzRick74
Marton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

I received a fast return phone call to book my Daughter aged 5yrs, nearly 6yrs for a birthday treat, and myself on a 1hr trek. It cost $70 per person. We arrived early for our 9.30 trek, and must admit, upon first getting there, thought it was empty, but they were just getting the horses. They were very knowledgable and... More 

Thank Dawn4910
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 1, 2015

Sent an email to book an appointment, and she didn't even bother to write back to me. Showed up the next day and the lady was SO rude. Terrible customer care, she couldn't even bother to look at me when she spoke. I don't know how the tour was because we never ended up going but would never consider going... More 

1 Thank Melgbs

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