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Waiheke Horse Tours

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Tour + lesson

Tried to arrange to tour with lesson for my wife Cecilia who has a bit of riding experience. Liz... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Peter T
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Awesome and Exhilarating Experience !!

One for the bucket list!! Never having ridden before, the thought of embarking on the Peninsula... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Chris K
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We are a boutique operation on Waiheke Islands unspoilt Far End. This horse tour takes you across "Te Matuku" a private peninsula owned by Sir Rob and Lady Fenwick. Take the coastal trail along the marine reserve, ride in the water if the tide is...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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402 Orapiu Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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+64 21 438 549
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Tried to arrange to tour with lesson for my wife Cecilia who has a bit of riding experience. Liz horses are all so beautiful and the farm condition was immaculate. The tour view was excellent. Liz pick up the level of skill of my wife...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter T
Reviewed 30 September 2018

One for the bucket list!! Never having ridden before, the thought of embarking on the Peninsula Tour was confronting. However, comprehensive instruction from Liz Hewson quickly gave one confidence. When the ride began, all fears disappeared once putting to practice all the instructions and seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chris K
waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you Chris for taking the tour, nice to see father and daughter enjoying their time together.

Reviewed 7 September 2018

A truly pleasurable ride -- good horses, nice riding tracks, lovely views. You ride on private property otherwise inaccessible, the horses are both sensible and responsive, and Liz is a cheerful, responsible, and expert owner/operator/guide. She will happily pick you up and return you to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Great experience all round and an especially enjoyable return to the horse and saddle after too - long an absence. Liz was amenable, accomplished and affable in her roles as host, guide and coach. The horses are similarly assured and well tempered. A good standard...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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waihekehorsetours, Owner at Waiheke Horse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words Monty, I in turn was throughly entertained by your Waiata, korero and kata :)

Reviewed 12 July 2018

Liz really cares for her horses. They are kind natured (just like her). She caters for all ages and abilities, is professional and caring.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time riding with Liz! The horses were good-educated and well-looked after. Liz was really friendly and easy-going, I really enjoyed the time with her. The views were amazing and I got lots of nice pictures :) since I am a more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I've ridden in a few places in Europe and overseas and enjoyed my treks with Waiheke Horse Tours the most. Liz is fantastic and the horses are gorgeous, tame and well behaved. The nature reserve is exceptional with beautiful views. All in all, strongly recommend...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jutibaba
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was a highlight of our trip around the North Island! Liz was fabulous and provided excellent guidance for us two novices. Excellent horses and amazing trek climbing up high to get a 360 degree view of the island. Such a peaceful and relaxing experience....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I felt safe & competent on a lovely little horse which was the perfect size for me. He was well behaved & responsive. The quick riding lesson before we started was really valuable & Liz's knowledge of the area was huge. I'm definitely going to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I booked this trip as a solo traveller and from pick up to drop off Liz was brilliant! She is so friendly and helpful; as a previously experienced rider but having not ridden for a few years (and a couple of bad falls!) I was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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j130124
22 January 2017|
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Response from waihekehorsetours | Property representative |
Hi Te Matuku bay is very shallow (2 meters at high tide) having a splash around in the water is dependent on the tide being high. Lessons are held at our base and don't include going into the sea. thanks
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Varomoni
1 December 2016|
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Response from waihekehorsetours | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. We offer the Te Matuku Ridge Tour which takes around 1.5 hours inc demo & lesson for $175 pp. The Te Matuku Peninsula Tour takes around 2 hours inc demo & lesson for $195 pp.
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Faamelea
12 September 2016|
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Response from waihekehorsetours | Property representative |
Hi, we are a 30 minute drive from the ferry terminal. If you don't have a car we can pick you up and drop you back for $25 pp. Alternatively you can take advantage of the $99 deal by booking through Fullers which gets you... More
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