The Hack Track (1.5h) - ride the diverse landscape
through farmland, bush, wetland and forest to the beach. This is a one and a half hour return trip. We are helping this area revegetate as it is home to many birds but also many predators. There is a trapping programme to catch the stoats, rats, wild cats and possums. Soon we hope to see the little Blue Penguins which are down on the beach, coming further inland and using our nesting boxes.
Patons Rock Beach (2.5h+) - ride-play-explore with the horses
A good walk out, trot or canter along the perfect footing at this great beach will give you an idea of Golden Bay beaches. We can do what you want on this beach; dressage practise, jumping over driftwood or sitting on your horse enjoying the day.
2.5 h or more hours of beach fun.
Rangihaeata Headland Ride (4h) is a beach - headland- eastuary- esplanade - reserve ride. Wow- It will take you 4 hours and is a stunner regarding changing landscape, nature and great beaches. We cross the Onahau River and come along Maori heritages. Stories to tell and memories to collect.
Swimming With The Horses (4 h) - water - fun. You can ride our horses in the sweet or salt water. Depending on the conditions like waves, tide and environment. You ride along the stunning Patons Rock Beach crossing over to Rangihaeata Beach were you can see the penguin trails heading towards the estuary. Bare back on the horses and feel the trill when the water comes up to your legs and higher .... :)
The Ale Trail (5h) - is an interesting ride along the beach and past headlands with 2 river crossings. We can tie the horses up at the Mussel Inn hitching rail, we'll shout you a drink then ride on home before the next high tide. Plan about 5 hours . Tide dependant.
C-Wood (7h+) is our sweet destination - after a stunningly good ride along the beach to Collingwood. Here we can visit the Rosy Glow Chocolate House, get a drink or a coffee in the village before riding back through the changing light of this wonderful tidal landscape. This takes about 7 hours. Just for experienced riders, tide and weather dependant.
Guide and Ride. We are happy to guide you when you have your own horses and can arrange float relocation if you choose a one way ride. Yeeha!