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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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Fantastic experience

My partner and I recently visited the ranch, the whole experience was fantastic, being novice... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Elaine T
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5*****- worth every $$

Beautifully looked after horses, friendly guides, gorgeous scenery and even koala spotting! Top... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Pas1sto
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Cairns, Australia
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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
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the ranch, the whole experience was fantastic, being novice riders we were looked after from start to finish, the girls are wonderful. Riding the horses through the bush then bare back in the water is truely memorable and I'm...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Beautifully looked after horses, friendly guides, gorgeous scenery and even koala spotting! Top shelf experience, if you only do one thing on Maggie Island… make it that <3

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice horse ride with an unforgettable ride in the water. A bit expensive for only two hours. And a galop on the beach would have been very appreciated. But overall a very nice experience.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

I personally love horse riding, my partner not so experienced so I dragged him along willingly and even he thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Wasn't just a slow trek, we were able to trot and ride bare back through the sea on the beach! The guides...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was an amazing experience, hadn't been on a horse for 20 years was a bit scary however nothing to fear. The guides are great and very caring, they have your safety and interest at heart. Riding bareback in the ocean was the highlight for...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Sun, Sea and Horses! This is the best experience for horse lovers! The staff are lovely and helpful and accomodating for beginner and children riders. There is no better way to explore Magnetic island than a bush ride to the beach, where the horses get...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing morning at the ranch. The girls were all so helpful for beginners like me, and really good at building up my confidence on the big horse Jumbuck. I even managed to trot a few times :) The bareback ride through the ocean...More

1  Thank Tegan W
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Horse Shoe Bay Ranch on Sunday with my friend. Since I was little I have always wanted to go properly in the sea with a horse. I have ridden in Scotland on the beach but this isn't quite the same as doing it...More

Thank Nicola K
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The horses and scenery were the highlight, the guides did not care about the riders, 5 minutes of telling the rules, not a word of encouragement or care to first time riders. the facilities very poor quality, the young girl who works for free to...More

Thank Tracy L
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hsbr, Owner at Horseshoe Bay Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thankyou for your feedback, We do regret that you were made to feel like no body cared about you on your tour as this is certainly not our attitude or our intention. We apologise that we did not recognise your dissatisfaction on the day. We...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We booked the morning tour, through the bush and beach ride. We arrived just before 9am, and were advised that the tour had left as we were supposed to be there by 8:30. We were not given this information in our booking confirmation email. However...More

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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
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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.
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TheValients
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
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