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Aroa Pony Trek

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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible48%
Feb 2, 2014
“Was warned away from this by local staff at resort.”
Oct 19, 2013
“missed out”
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Stayed away from this even though daughter is a horseback rider as were told they don't care for horses properly, and overall is a very sad experience.

7  Thank Candiantourist
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were very keen to go horse riding during our stay in September but the '1' guy that ran it was sick! Surely there is more than 1 person that can lead a few horses. We did happen to drive past the sign and couldn't...More

5  Thank kiwisUpperHutt
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The horses are in terrible condition, had I known earlier that they left the totally neglected white horse to die a slow death I would not have gone on this trek at all. There oldest horse there now is called Brownie, she has a lame...More

16  Thank Rosss1976
Reviewed October 31, 2012

The horses are not looked after and just ponies. Was told that they roll, buck, bite etc.. no wonder, they are so unhappy. Don't support this attraction at all!!

18  Thank 10Kellie
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Read below horse left to die a long slow painfull death at the hands of aroa. If you wrote a positive review you must be blind or have a low expectation of how to care for a horse even the photos of the happy treckers...More

35  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed September 14, 2012

On my holiday in Rarotonga I went to Aroa horse riding to check out the horses there. I am 13 have a horse of my own, am an experienced rider and was keen for a ride. I was appalled to what I found. In result...More

52  Thank Madison T
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! The horses had been well cared for and we arrived as they were saddling them up, healthy looking horses. The guides were funny and knowledgeable and we had a brilliant time. He also took my camera for me and took heaps of...More

4  Thank Ree84
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Guide was fantastic, horses went really well and it was a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and we had another group of friends that did it in the afternoon.

2  Thank Ang S
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Highly Recommended! We had a blast on our Trek . . . i must say i love Horses and been on a few treks over my time - this one would have to be the best. Our guide was really friendly, great local knowledge of...More

2  Thank Pamela P
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We were not that keen on going horse riding but my 18 & 21 year old daughters wanted us to go with them. We were expecting to go up to Wigmores Waterfall and then down to the sea, but didn't bother to ask first. We...More

3  Thank Wazcat
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July 3, 2018|
Response from RogerT1999 |
NO! it's been gone for a while now and I'm not surprised going by the photos here!
March 9, 2016|
Response from TravelMaster666 |
idiot read the review they got shut down 2 years ago for animal cruelty