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Punakaiki Horse Treks

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State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1839
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Worth the money

The couple who owns the farm is warm and friendly. The horse riding tour is just amazing. You are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Post Falls, Idaho
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My favourite rainy day in Punakaiki

Had the most incredible day at the horse treks in Punakaiki. Myself and two friends went on a horse... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
Jacqui S
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State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1839
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The couple who owns the farm is warm and friendly. The horse riding tour is just amazing. You are lead through mountains, forests and lagoons, also across the beach. It's so much fun and I will def do it again when I come back in...More

Thank LeiaMay
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Had the most incredible day at the horse treks in Punakaiki. Myself and two friends went on a horse ride. We had a really friendly french girl lead us. She had a lot of knowledge about the horses and the surrounding area. We were given...More

Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Punakaiki Horse Treks was and amazing experience on the South Island. A lot of the horses are rescued and transitioning to new homes. The trek winds through the mountain valleys, rivers, and out on to the beach. They offer horses for all levels of riders...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

There was no plan for horse trekking on our NZ trip at all.. Until that day we drove past this stable on our way back from pancake rocks and got curious. It was amazing!!- we just wanted to have a look and as we didnt...More

Thank ap-ffm
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I am slow getting this review up--we were in Punakaiki at the end of April with our two girls (8 and 11). The weather was iffy, but we headed out anyway. Our guide Mary-Anne, could not have been any better. She is a complete gem....More

Thank BostonFis
Reviewed March 22, 2017

SUCH a fun trip. I had tried to book this trip in advance, but didn't get any responses to my emails. I called the morning of and they had space! The other guests cancelled so it was just us and two guides who were kind...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Went with my partner who is an occasional rider. I am very much a novice. The staff were very friendly and helpful, offering simple guidance to make the saddle time safer and more enjoyable. We had a beautiful three hour trek along and across the...More

1  Thank PeteJH82
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We did a 2.5 hours horse trek through the Punakaiki Valley. We took the scenic route to view the stunning scenery of the Paparoa National Park. We rode through native bush to view huge limestone bluffs capped with lush temperate rainforest. We did a lot...More

Thank Jeanet N
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Had the best trip with the horse treks team. We were riding through the beautiful nature of the national park, crossing rivers, having a tea break in a little hut and finally riding at the beach. Really great and friendly team, would recommend it to...More

1  Thank RicardaGermanyyyy
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This year I shouted my niece for her 23rd birthday . It had been her dream to horse treck. As a first time rider the guides were awesome. The scenery of the Punakaiki valley is second to none ! This has to be the best...More

1  Thank Kirk N
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