Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides


9 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

17 Horse Trekking

5 Warkworth

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Summer afternoon riding
High above the beach
A summer afternoon


Imagine....Superb horse riding on pristine South Pacific ocean beach NZ.

Imagine……a long empty beach… 15kms in fact…the wind in your face, the sun on your skin and only the sound of hoof beats and the surf on the white sand!!
Yes this magical place is where we ride every day…broodingly beautiful in winter, ethereal in mist and rain and blindingly gorgeous in mid summer!!! Not a muddy trail to be seen and just think…your carbon footprint is minimal!

Our friendly well trained guides will help you to enjoy this fantastic experience with stories of the past Maori history, recognition of the bird and plant life that is so abundant here and they will ensure your safety and comfort too.
Well loved, well cared for, gentle, willing horses chosen to suit your riding ability will give you the ride of your dreams…exciting or tranquil just how you like it! Something for all ages and riding abilities.

We have short rides daily from 1 and 2 hours, half day and full day (departures at 10am and 2pm) and also multi day rides 2 day Overnighter, 3 day, 5 day and 7 day. Gap year programs and Riding Holiday camps for children and adults also.

Be refreshed and rejuvenated and leave feeling empowered, invigorated and wanting more!

We have a cafe and bar and a variety of accommodation options on site as well.

Please telephone or email your booking at least 3 days prior to departure and also please note we do sometimes close for a day or 2 mid week in winter when the weather is horrible! We are open every weekend and ride in all weather...very often it is good weather here when it is bad else where so do check. We also do not have a mud problem as we ride on the beach.


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Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

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North IslandAuckland RegionWarkworth


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Showing 8 reviews of 9.

Dan Ramsl's avatar

Dan Ramsl


Ranking: 10/10

Ride along the beach and the sand dunes, amazing. Very friendly staff. Although they were booked out we were able to take a 1 hour trip.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Ron Clarke

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Outstanding. Run by a beautiful lady with over 60 years of horse experience
Over 100 horses.
The guides are from all over the world and great. We took the 2 hour ride out onto the ranchs dunes right on the beach and in the surf. My wife had tears in her eyes. Quite an experience. We lingered after and had a great Kiwi burger. Highly recommend if into horses.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Dane & Julz

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Horse trekking with Charley Hadden at Pakiri Beach - AMAZING!!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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ella donovan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

amazing!!!! stunning beach and dunes! lovely guides and horses!!
i was really nervous getting up on my horse (was my first time riding), almost backed out but i'm so glad i didn't!! my daughter loves horses and riding on the beach is something she has always wanted to do, definitely going back for her 8th birthday next year too!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

A must do experience - the relaxed horse over the surf and floral sand dunes. Good friendly team / guides, good cafe too. Would be good to canter at the end.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Allie61's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 3/10

Very over rated. Charged more than advertised price, had to wait for ages with no explanation, horses very strong & poorly mannered.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in June 2007

hairymango's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Wanted to ride a horse on a beach and this place fitted the bill. Weather was not great but they couldnt do anything about that, they were willing to cancel our booking if we were not happy to go which was nice, since some companies would put money before your comfort. Supplied us with wet gear so the rain didnt really bother us. Horses were great, scenery was great, staff fun, friendly and doing the job because they love horses. Highly recommened.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in June 2009

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Amanda Williams

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The drive from Auckland to Pakiri in itself was fun, and Pakiri Beach Stables did not disappoint. It's been a dream of mine to go horseback riding on a beach, and the white-sand beaches in Pakiri under a clear morning sky were quite stunning. Our guides were friendly, and the dogs were adorable. Nice horses, too. ;^)

Reviewed about 13 years ago