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Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours

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317 Rahuikiri Road, Wellsford, Auckland 0972, New Zealand
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An extraordinarily special experience

I did the half day ride and really didn't know what to expect. I am an experienced rider so I don't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Happy1811027
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Auckland, New Zealand
Making Dreams Come True :)

I have been horse riding all my life, including racehorses, but it has been my ultimate dream to... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Julia L
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“hour ride” (8 reviews)
“sand dunes” (7 reviews)
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317 Rahuikiri Road, Wellsford, Auckland 0972, New Zealand
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"hour ride"
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"felt safe the whole time"
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"amazing ride"
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"beautiful beach"
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"river crossing"
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"inexperienced riders"
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"private ride"
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"riding levels"
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"nervous rider"
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"canter"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the half day ride and really didn't know what to expect. I am an experienced rider so I don't enjoy the nose to tail shuffle usually on offer from tourist trekking centres (though this is exactly what novices riders need to be safe)...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I have been horse riding all my life, including racehorses, but it has been my ultimate dream to ride an Arabian horse, since I was a child. I contacted Pakiri to ask if it would be possible to ride an Arabian. After explaining that I...More

Thank Julia L
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for this lovely comment. It was our pleasure to give you a great ride on one of our special young Arabians...Knuckles real name is Taurere Dahliah. She is a lovely young mare. We hope you can return to Pakiri !

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I was gifted money by my partner at Christmas to purchase this experience. Its been a dream of mine to ride a horse on the beach at Pakiri, for many years. So I booked our accommodation, time off work and the Sundown ride. I did...More

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

After a beautiful and long ride we came back hungry! Tim’s burger was just what we needed and the coffee took us back to Auckland with a smile! Cheers

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charlihorse, General Manager at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed your time with us...yes Tims burgers are great!!

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and i had our 1st experience in horse riding at Pakiri. Made a call to enquire and was told to book 1hr horse trek instead or 2hrs as we are both inexperience. On the actual day, we had our ride with another group...More

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thankyou Kai yuan I'm glad you enjoyed our horses and our beach...we love to introduce new riders to the joys of seeing the country from horse back. I hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My Partner and I rarely manage to get away on holiday as he does shift work and this was our first little holiday in over 6 months. We decided to do one big thing/ experience we both enjoy and this horse riding adventure was to...More

Thank Melissa G
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charlihorse, Manager at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your review Melissa I understand how disappointed you must feel after looking forward to this ride together. It is so unusual to receive a comment like this and I really am sorry and feel disappointed myself. We just received an online booking...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I went on the one hour beach trek with my kids, aged 6 and 9, and what a wonderful experience it was. Although rain was forecast and there was a heavy downpour on the drive to Pakiri, it miraculously cleared up as we arrived at...More

Thank Lisa B
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

It was lovely riding with you all Lisa. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad it was special for you...it is for us!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The website info is clear, you can choose the suitable length of horseback ride based on your own requirement. For novice and inexperienced riders, 1 hour would be perfect. However, if you want to enjoy more time with the horse and bond with it in...More

Thank Sean L
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you Sean It was lovely to have you riding with us and we happy you enjoyed our special part of NZ on our lovely horses. We would love to see you again...happy travels Sharley

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

My family - husband, two 15 year old boys, mother-in-law and I were very excited about finally fulfilling a xmas 'gift' to each other to do the 1 hour horse riding at Pakiri Beach. we arrived in good time and my mother in law who...More

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you Karyn for your feedback. I am really surprised and disappointed you felt like this. First we do have a huge supply of hair caps which you can get on registering...because they are a big ecological problem here we do not provide them ad...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our trek with the Pakiri Beach Horse Riding team. The weather was amazing which helped also. I have done horse riding many times, but this was the best location by far - river crossing, sand dunes, beach, small forest...More

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i recommend to call them - this is rural 'down unda' not everyone is an internet junkey.
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