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Address: State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 731 1839
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The perfect birthday gift

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
Kirk N
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Punakaiki, New Zealand
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Punakaiki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars 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 operation country wide.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The trek was fantastic. I had limited experience with horse riding, but the girls at the stables were very friendly and helpful and really reassuring. The horses were very gentle and easy to ride. The scenery was fantastic and the route they take into the jungle crosses some beautiful rivers then out on to the beach. The guides were all... More 

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oceanpearl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I went horseback riding with my 5 year old daughter, the guide was amazing, told us tons of history and fun New Zealand facts, taught us some riding tips and let my daughter ride her own horse while attached to her via lead rope. We got to cross rivers, go on the beach and go up and down hills. Amazing!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 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 January 4, 2016 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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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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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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kuala lumpur, malaysia
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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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