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Wildcoast Ruapuke Horse Riding

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1549 Whaanga Road | Ruapuke, Raglan 3296, New Zealand
+64 7-825 0059
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A lot of ferns were eaten...

...trees were rubbed against, watercress was nibbled. The horses seemed happy as we indulged their... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Nina H
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London, England, United Kingdom
Wildcoast Perfection

Five of us stayed the night in two of the cabins run by the outstanding family who own the... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Michael H
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1549 Whaanga Road | Ruapuke, Raglan 3296, New Zealand
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+64 7-825 0059
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"wonderful horses"
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"great trek"
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"new zealand"
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"taking photos"
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"an amazing experience"
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"stunning location"
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

...trees were rubbed against, watercress was nibbled. The horses seemed happy as we indulged their need to get snacky (probably more than we should have, woops). And we were CERTAINLY happy. This was a dream come true: we managed to get out with both sets...More

1  Thank Nina H
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Five of us stayed the night in two of the cabins run by the outstanding family who own the Wildcoast Ruapuke Horse Riding establishment. Eco living at its best and most comfortable. We did two rides, the first was two hours and the second was...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Amazing 3 hr "extreme" riding experience for the family (couple and 10 year old daughter). Great guides (Penny and River), wonderful horses, incredible scenery, couldn't ask for more. Particularly impressed with their ability to safely cater to a wide range of riding abilities - you...More

1  Thank CapeCodKiwi
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Very safe sure footed ponies and a great trek. Great family run business. Lovely people. If you are keen and confident they will let you canter/gallop down the beach, and of course wade the horses in the water.

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

My daughters and I have been at least 6 or 7 times over the past 10 years. When we are in NZ we make an effort to visit Wayne at Wildcoast Ruapuke and go for a ride with him. The beach is safe for riding...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

My teenaged daughter and I enjoyed a magic, two-hour ride through lush farmland and then along a black sandy beach. Penny was an excellent guide and understanding of the fact that I wanted to so some trotting and cantering while my daughter was a beginner....More

2  Thank Shirley G
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

My partner booked this ride as a surprise birthday treat and what a treat it was! The team are well set up with their stables and beautiful surroundings for a fantastic ride. The horses are safe and are carefully selected. The ride is suited to...More

Thank sophie_x_taylor
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

an absolutely breathtaking New Zealand experience - the most stunning location and amazing views. Wayne & Penny matched us to our wonderful horses with very subtle, expert care and we couldn't have been happier. We opted for the beers and burgers treat - Penny soon...More

Thank Murpy5
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Penny and Wayne set us up well with 6 different horses that matched our abilities. The trek to the beach was a bit slippery due to the recent rains, but the horses knew the way and the scenery was so beautiful. One horse seemed a...More

Thank LaFamigliadiAmelia
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I had a great ride here. Wayne & Penny gave a warm welcome and introduced me to their wonderful horses. We took a fabulous 2 hour trek through forest & along the beach. This included a dip in the ocean & a welcome blast along...More

Thank Kayleigh F
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