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Horseshoe Bay Ranch

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38 Gifford St | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5109
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This was the highlight of our trip for my birthday. I love the trail ride especially when we went... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alisha G
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Fantastic experience

Highly recommend a visit to horseshoe Bay Ranch , my husband & 2 children aged 14 & 11 had the best... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
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Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to horseshoe bay beach. Enjoy riding your horse bareback into the cool clear waters of the coral sea. We have horses to suit both total beginners and the more experienced so make a booking with us today. We ride twice a day everyday at 9am and 3pm bookings are essential and weight restrictions apply to keep our horses happy and healthy
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38 Gifford St | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5109
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip for my birthday. I love the trail ride especially when we went bear back in the water. That was such a cool experience. Could of done with a little more fast paced sections, but was a fantastic tour...More

Thank Alisha G
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to horseshoe Bay Ranch , my husband & 2 children aged 14 & 11 had the best day there . From the bush ride to the beach and then riding bareback in the ocean was a wonderful experience. Caters to everyone...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I did the morning ride at horseshoe bay ranch. It was really enjoyable - bareback riding in the ocean a real highlight and a very unique experience. There was a good ratio of guides to participants (3 guides to 5 participants) which...More

Thank little_kate87
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a wonderful adventure when visiting Magnetic Island, Horseshoe Bay Ranch offers a great experience for people of all ages. Calm and trustworthy horses and wonderful guides make the Ranch a must!

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is our 17th ride over 6 years. I don't travel over 2500km to waste my time, & Horseshoe Ranch has never let me down. To the staff who looked after us, and the horses, thank you again for a fantastic afternoon. We will be...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I recently did the 2 hour ride with my seven year old daughter. The experience of riding bareback in the water was magical. I wasn't sure how my young and inexperienced daughter would go, but the gentle horses and fabulous staff ensured she loved it...More

1  Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Not only us love visiting the beach!!! The horse also have fun with the sand & love be in Water. Great combination!!! What a Great Experience for Everyone !! :) Thankyou

Thank MovItMovIt
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My daughter, who already rides was keen to experience the sea horse ridding and I went along having never sat on a horse. I was very nervous but the staff and my horse were just brilliant and we both had a brilliant experience.

Thank bonniejenner
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A trip to Magnetic Island was a must with three daughters, two of whom are horse mad! We took a ferry from Townsville and took the bus around to Horseshoe Bay - the ranch was a 10-15 minute walk from the beach. I was even...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It was my first horse riding experience. I am 8 years old. We rode the horses in the sea. They taught me to trot. The trip lasted around two hours. The people - and the horses - were very friendly. The minimum age for the...More

Thank Marty T
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Cherae C
28 March 2017|
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Response from hsbr | Property representative |
Hi, We take ages 6 and up on our 2 hour bush and beach trek. For children aged 3-8 years we offer 10 minute pony rides around the ranch :) Kind regards, Horseshoe Bay Ranch
Tamara L
13 December 2016|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
you do get to canter, they split the group into people who want to canter and those who don't.
26 July 2016|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I would suggest checking the weather first but Magnetic Island is usually pretty nice all year round. Long pants are a must, i suggest something easy to get on and off as you be a little sticky getting out of the... More