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Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours

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Address: 317, Rahuikiri Road, Wellsford, New Zealand
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Horse back riding was the most enjoyable and beautiful activity we did on the north island.

We had a great time. Elizabeth our guide was fantastic and our horses were well behaved. They packed us a nice picnic basket full of wine, cheese and gluten free crackers that... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Cobbjob
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Ithaca, New York
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Oki-gun, Shimane, Japan
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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 etc. Make sure you allow plenty of time to get here as it is a... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a great time. Elizabeth our guide was fantastic and our horses were well behaved. They packed us a nice picnic basket full of wine, cheese and gluten free crackers that we enjoyed on the beach after our ride. The tour was along the beach and then back through the dunes and wooded areas. It doesn't matter how much... More 

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us...we are so happy you had such a great ride and you certainly had a beautiful day to do it. We wish you both a wonderful year and do come back again one day! More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We, a family with 2 kids (9/19), went for the 1 hour trek on the beach and had so much fun! The guides chose horses that where at the right stage for our riding levels. This is what our daughter (9years) says: The ride was so much fun- I had Ozzy,and felt safe the whole time. We had Rosemary as... More 

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review...we enjoyed having you ride with us too. It is so nice sharing our beautiful place with people and I especially love seeing children enjoying our horses! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I did the half day trek yesterday on a beautiful sunny day and had a brilliant time, the beach and scenery is stunning! I didn't catch my guides names but they were from Canada and Finland and were both so lovely, chatty and experienced - it felt like I was riding with friends as I'd come out alone for the... More 

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you...I'm glad you had such a lovely ride with us...I am so lucky to have such great girls working here, we all love it so it is so nice that you did too. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I was stoked to ride Bundy who starred on 'The Bachelor NZ'. Great horse! Great ride for a novice along a stunning beach.

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you lisa...yes Bundi is a real star ...we all love him...I'm glad you did too! More 

Bodh Gaya, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Its so beautiful and awesome beach Quite spread in large area white sand low surf good for swimming, horse riding , surfing and relaxing must to travel this beach, I love this and travel again we enjoy the tour of this beach

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this report ...we are glad you love our lovely beach too...so nice to be able to share this special place with you on horseback!! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Took my mum for a beach ride as a Xmas present. Rosemary and charlotte were our guides and we had such a great time!! The girls were so friendly and gave us heaps of fun facts about the area. We felt safe the whole time and the weather was also amazing! Thanks for a great time! Highly recommend!

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this...Rosie and Charlotte are lovely we are so lucky to have them as part of our team. I'm glad you both had such a lovely ride...it certainly has been wonderful weather for the beach!! More 

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I chose to do the two hour ride. The ride itself was beautiful and the location was amazing, I really enjoyed riding on the white sand beaches and up into the bush. I am writing this review to warn other riders about the first spot where you canter up off the beach. The instructors asked if I had cantered before,... More 

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Emma for this feedback and we are all very sorry that you sustained injuries while riding with us. Unfortunately I was away on holiday abroad at the time of your ride but I did see all the correspondence before the ride took place and the waivers and correspondence after. I spoke at length with the guides as well.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We came all the way from Mexico to NZ and were lucky enough to visit Pakiri Beach Horse Rides. We had an amazing time! The beach is basically untouched and the land its breathtaking! Our guides were awesome and everyone was super nice. They have a horse for almost every level and the lodging is incredible. Next time I would... More 

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Marisol...it was great having you here in Pakiri with us...we all hope youll come back....and we are trying as hard as we can to keep it this way forever!! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the two hour ride a few days ago and we absolutely loved it. The horses were well-behaved and appropriate for each of our riding skill level. We were fortunate to be the only people on this particular ride, along with our awesome guide, Kat (who is a fountain of knowledge about the area, which... More 

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Kylie for taking the time to write about your ride. We are so glad you had such a nice time here. Kat is a lovely girl and of course our beach is really gorgeous we all love it. I just love our horses they do such a great job and enjoy doing it!! More 

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