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“Fantastic experience”

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
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$120.79*
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Rainbow Beach Horse Ride
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Country Day Ride from Rainbow Beach
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Full Moon Horse Ride at Rainbow Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a wonderful morning we had today. While spending the long weekend in Rainbow Beach, we surprised our children, especially our horse mad daughter, with a ride on the beach. Andrew and the team were very welcoming from the minute we arrived. Riding in the sunshine through the bush coming out onto the beach was breathtaking. We waited with great anticipation to see the photos taken during the ride. They were amazing, thank you SO much. Can highly recommend this experience to all.

Visited June 2014
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Andrew M, Owner at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Thanks Leesa. I love the words you used to describe the experience.

Makes me want to go for a ride!!!! :)

Appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Andrew
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“"Fabulous experience in stunning surrounds"”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had the pleasure along with my niece and sister-in-law to experience Rainbow Beach Horse Rides. We absolutely loved the ride in the bush and along the beach which was stunning. The horses were great and Andrew and Nicole were just fabulous company, great to chat with and also gave us excellent guidance along the way.Thanks again Andrew and Nicole for making it such an enjoyable ride. If I'm back your way I'll definitely do it again!
Lynette Perth WA

Visited May 2014
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Andrew M, Owner at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thanks for taking the time and for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the experience like we do every day. Andrew.
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Absolutely breathtaking horse riding experience!”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

What a stunning ride along the beach with my wonderful hubby to celebrate my birthday! Such a beautiful piece of the world and what a way to experience it.

Andrew and Nicole were so lovely and friendly, making every rider in our group feel at ease. The horses were such a pleasure to ride.

I will definitely be back!

Visited May 2014
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Andrew M, Owner at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thanks Hayley. It was a pleasure. We would love it if we got to see you guys again one day. Glad it was as good as you hoped. Thank You. Andrew.
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“Just awesome !”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

There are definetely no bad things to say about this business !
Friendly and professional staff as well as well trained, safe and educated horses for beginners and expierenced riders.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience on horseback, you should go for a ride with this amazing guys.

Thanks Andrew for an incredible time.. We'll never forget it and we'll be back soon ! ;)

K&K

Visited May 2014
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Andrew M, Owner at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Thanks girls. Pleasure was all mine. Can't wait to see you again. Andrew.
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“Riding on the beach”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We spent a very relaxing few hours riding on Rainbow Beach. Andrew and his riding experts looked after our group really well. From rank beginners to expert riders, everyone will enjoy their time at Rainbow Beach.

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Andrew M, Owner at Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thanks Andrew.You guys were great fun. Thanks for the review.
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