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Address: State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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One of our New Zealand highlights!

SUCH a fun trip. I had tried to book this trip in advance, but didn't get any responses to my emails. I called the morning of and they had space! The other guests cancelled so it... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Christina T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

SUCH a fun trip. I had tried to book this trip in advance, but didn't get any responses to my emails. I called the morning of and they had space! The other guests cancelled so it was just us and two guides who were kind and helpful. We learned a lot and tried new things (like fording rivers and walking... More 

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Thank Christina T
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went with my partner who is an occasional rider. I am very much a novice. The staff were very friendly and helpful, offering simple guidance to make the saddle time safer and more enjoyable. We had a beautiful three hour trek along and across the river. More experienced riders got to up the tempo a little and novice me was... More 

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Holten, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We did a 2.5 hours horse trek through the Punakaiki Valley. We took the scenic route to view the stunning scenery of the Paparoa National Park. We rode through native bush to view huge limestone bluffs capped with lush temperate rainforest. We did a lot of river crossings and stopped at a private bush hut for coffee/tea, before wending back... More 

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Thank Jeanet N
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Had the best trip with the horse treks team. We were riding through the beautiful nature of the national park, crossing rivers, having a tea break in a little hut and finally riding at the beach. Really great and friendly team, would recommend it to everyone! No experience needed:)

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1 Thank RicardaGermanyyyy
Punakaiki, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This year I shouted my niece for her 23rd birthday . It had been her dream to horse treck. As a first time rider the guides were awesome. The scenery of the Punakaiki valley is second to none ! This has to be the best operation country wide.

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1 Thank Kirk N
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

The trek was fantastic. I had limited experience with horse riding, but the girls at the stables were very friendly and helpful and really reassuring. The horses were very gentle and easy to ride. The scenery was fantastic and the route they take into the jungle crosses some beautiful rivers then out on to the beach. The guides were all... More 

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Thank Chistylou
oceanpearl
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

I went horseback riding with my 5 year old daughter, the guide was amazing, told us tons of history and fun New Zealand facts, taught us some riding tips and let my daughter ride her own horse while attached to her via lead rope. We got to cross rivers, go on the beach and go up and down hills. Amazing!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

This was possibly the best thing that we have done so far on the west. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great horses also that are well behaved and easy to ride

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1 Thank scutty1
Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Everything was positive in this trek, experienced, knowledgeable staff, lovely yet not boring horses and a ride up a stunningly beautiful valley.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We booked a couple of days before. It turned out to be a good idea. As they needed all the horses for our two families. The horses were great. Well behaved and quite comfortable in their trekking role. The guides were very helpful. Giving us a basic riding lesson at the start. Then taking us on a 2 hour ride... More 

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