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Swim With The Horses! 2 Hour Horse Trek in the Bay of Islands

A popular, scenic ride around Waitangi followed by a swim with the horses in a nearby secret bay

Highlights

  • Visiting an area where modern New Zealand was founded
  • Riding through the beautiful Waitangi Endowment Forest
  • Experience breathtaking panoramic views of the bay
  • Taking the horses for a swim bareback!

Located on one of the most important historical sites of New Zealand, this horse trek will guide you through the panoramic landscapes of Waitangi and leave you with an appreciation for the local wildlife and culture. Be captivated by a shoreline that provides a continuously changing panorama of the bay where warriors, whalers, sailors and settlers arrived in New Zealand.

This 2 hour horseback ride will depart alongside the magical Waitangi Endowment Forest and take you around Waitangi before looping back down towards Wairoa Bay where you will take the horses for a swim. Wairoa bay is our own secret spot and you can expect pristine clear and warm waters to have a splash around with our friendly horses. This is a truly unique and rare experience that is certainly not to be missed!

This ride is suitable for all levels of experience and we will tailor the ride to suit your abilities, however please note the minimum age requirements. For more experienced riders the tour will head into the woodland for an hour at a faster pace. A prime opportunity to let loose and blow away a few cobwebs!

Per Person $150.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Weight Limit: 95kg

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • This ride is only available in the summer months (Nov-March) and is subject to sea and weather conditions
  • Book early to avoid missing out - spaces are very limited.

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Kathryn from New Zealand wrote on 15 January 2020

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Fun day in the sun

Enjoyed this experience where we had everyone from complete novice riders to experienced ones in the group. Our host catered to all needs and went out of her way to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves and stayed safe. The time went quickly with a variety of views - roadside, sea and bush riding. The horses were reasonably well behaved, and of course the swim was lots of fun. Thanks!

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