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Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

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23 Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
+61 412 174 337
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We offer a unique and amazing experience with a variety of different horse ride adventures to choose from. Our beach ride is very popular, as it is set in one on the most beautiful beaches you will ever visit, pristine sands with crystal clear waters and brilliant blue skies. Rainbow Beach is called Australia’s Nature Coast and it is easy to see why. The bush land, native animals and coloured sands is why Rainbow Beach is often listed in travel guides as a must visit for anyone going to QLD. We are proud to show you the area in the best possible way. Our gentle horses are fun loving, sweet natured and always happy to meet new people. Our rides include, beach rides, swimming rides, yes, we take both you and the horse into the water they love it and so do our guests. We also have full moon rides, multi day rides and country rides. Andrew McCarthy owns a beautiful piece of land at Goomboorian, which is located half way between Gympie and Rainbow Beach. He offers a scenic ride through lush green hills, natural waterholes and spectacular views of this area. The native animals are accustomed to his presence so they are not shy and often come out to view the visitors. We also offer personalised rides for special occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or any special event you would like to make a truly memorable one. We have witnessed many marriage proposals and been privileged to be part of numerous weddings. Picnics on the beach are popular in autumn and winter when the water maybe too cool for a swim. Whatever you have in mind we will work with you to make it happen. Rainbow Beach Horse Rides cater for all levels of riding abilities from absolute beginners through to experienced riders. We take photos on every ride, which are available to all guests free of charge at the end of the ride. Age and Weight Guidelines - For the safety of our horses and customers we follow the industry standard of a 95kg weight limit and an age limit of 10 years and over. For those under 10 without extensive riding experience, we can arrange private or led rides to cater to the individual’s needs. Location: Rainbow Beach is approximately 3 hours north of Brisbane and 90 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast. The closet airport is Sunshine Coast or if you are flying international then Brisbane. A shuttle service is available from both airports to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach has an abundance of accommodation to suit every style and budget. From backpackers through to 5 Star Resorts and self-contained beach houses. We are happy to recommend places according to your needs. Andrew and the team would love you to join us for a spectacular riding experience. We are here to help with any questions you may have and believe in giving personal service, so please feel free to contact us.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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23 Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
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+61 412 174 337
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"experienced riders"
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"full moon"
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"dream come true"
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"great ride"
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"take photos"
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"amazing experience"
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"recommend it to anyone"
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"bucket list"
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"silky oak"
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"fantastic condition"
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"free photos"
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"moonlight ride"
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"trail riding"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great horse riding experience. Horses are really calm and used to different riders. After 10 years of not riding I got really excited about riding again! Very friendly staff and small group. Also nice environment with the beach and the sea.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Helen and the crew were amazing. A dozen riders and Helen remembered everyone’s name. Horses are well trained suitable for all levels and in fantastic condition. Photos taken for free. Wonderful family experience that we will never forget. Helen the best Aussie Pom an asset...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

I organised a ride on new years eve for my wife (who has never been on a horse) and my 7 year old who does 3 hour trial rides. We met at the make shift stables close to town ( 400m from the main street)...More

Thank David C
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HelenWarburton84, Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Hi David, thanks so much for talking the time to leave us a review. We always appreciate feedback and we're so happy to hear that despite their different experience levels, both your wife and daughter had a fantastic experience! We very much hope to be...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

I had never really ridden before and Andrew & Kylie made me feel so comfortable and relaxed, by the end of the ride I felt like I had been riding for ages. They were great instructors/tour guides. Gary and I absolutely loved it and hopefully...More

Thank Barb C
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HelenWarburton84, Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review Barb! We are thrilled to hear yourself and Gary had a fantastic ride and the RBHR team (horses and humans), all took care of you and made you feel safe and...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This was a must. Amazing beach to ride on and they have the sole rights to ride where the cars can’t drive. Run by a lovely, experienced and very caring team with many different rides available, great communication to ensure you have an experience of...More

Thank Alex Y
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HelenWarburton84, Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Alex thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're so happy to hear you loved your experience with us, and Winter gave you a lovely ride!! It truly makes us proud when we can make our special guests dreams come true!!...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

This was also a bucket list activity for us. The girls gave us a warm welcome and a lovely introduction to the horses. I really appreciated getting an email the day before about the weather conditions. We opted to go ahead, so had more of...More

Thank HarryOscar
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HelenWarburton84, Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback. We were thrilled to be able to take you out for a paddle and that you loved your experience, despite the less than favourable conditions! We love...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

I went to the full moon beach ride in November 2017 and it was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and enthusiastic and the ride was just beautiful. If you like the beach, moonlight and horses I definitely recommend this experience. I went on my...More

Thank Cindy B
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HelenWarburton84, Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

We're so happy to hear you loved your Full Moon adventure with us Cindy! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We love to welcome all types of guests from individuals to larger groups, and we're pleased to hear...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

A fantastic experience - to ride a beautiful natured horse 🐎 on a beautiful section of Australian Beach. Underpinning this is a professional group of dedicated persons who have an obvious love and respect for the horses and the environment. Thank youMore

Thank Sue P
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Andrew M, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Thank you Sue, we love this part of the country and try to work with it in balance with the native animals and the vegetation, we also love our job, it doesn't get better than this. Working with such amazing horses makes the ride enjoyable...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

One of my bucket list activities, pity it was raining but still had a fantastic time. Rode Apoil with my partner on Gambler. Got to trot and canter, horses are well trained and responsive. Not your typical nose to tail followers. Owner and staff all...More

Thank JanelleNZ
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HelenWarburton84, Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thanks so much for your review Janelle, we're very happy to hear you both enjoyed your time with us! We're so glad you and your partner joined us for a beautiful beach ride despite the slightly less favourable weather, and hopefully we can turn on...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

This is a fantastic company with friendly, helpful staff and beautiful, behaved horses. The meeting place was a ten minuet walk from my hostel (Pippies Beachhouse) and when I arrived the staff were welcoming and chatty. The horses were suitable for all levels of riding,...More

Thank Kat E
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HelenWarburton84, Manager at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful and very well rounded review Kat. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We are extremely proud of what we do, and we always love hearing that our efforts to make each and...More

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Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Here in Queensland they go into the water 12 months of the year. It doesn't get cold here like it does where you come from 🙂 It is our winter in May here in Australia but the coldest it gets is still about 60 degrees and... More
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Hi Tia. Good to hear from you. The nominated minimum age is 10yo unless they have previous riding experience. We do take younger than 10 but that is a more expensive ride as we have to have extra staff on the ride and... More
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