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Join us for a memorable horse ride in beautiful Bay of Islands.
We believe the best way to discover the natural beauty of New Zealand is through horse riding. Let us show you our beautiful taonga, and share our love of nature and the conservation of our native species. We are committed to providing the best quality horse ride experience for all the family, from beginners through to advanced riders, with our team of well trained horses you can feel safe in our hands.
We are uniquely located just 5km outside of Paihia bordering the picturesque Wairoa Bay, and the stunning Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We are situated in one of the most naturally beautiful and culturally significant parts of New Zealand – so why not book your ride with us today?
Join us for a horse ride across the Bay of Islands, one of them most unique and natural ways to experience views across the bay! Our experienced guides will pair you up with one of our friendly team of horses for the experience of a lifetime! We can cater for the whole family and provide private tours on request.
Our unique location allows us access to a wide variety of tracks and terrain – whether riding through the dense Waitangi pine forest, swimming through the pristine waters of the Pacific in Wairoa Bay or riding up into views of the stunning reaches of Mount Bledisloe and Te Puke – we have something for everyone!
Unsure of what to bring for your horse ride, what time to arrive and how to book? Or perhaps you’d like to know a little more about how to judge your current riding experience? No problem – just take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions! If you are looking for directions you can check out or Find Us page.
Don’t just take our word for it – see what other riders have had to say!
We took our two girls (aged 6 and 8) for their first ever horseback ride with Horse Trek’N when we were on holiday in Paihia. The girls LOVED it! The horses chosen for them were totally appropriate and Emma was a great guide – experience, friendly and clearly adored the horses. Needless to say, the girls can’t wait to go again when we are next up north.
We have three young kids, a 5 year old and 9 year old twins one of which has cerebral palsy. This scenic trek was absolutely perfect for all! My husband and I got to enjoy a relaxing ride and Lizzie and Emma took wonderful care of the kids. Everyone had an absolute blast. And the bonus of an impromptu photo shoot with Alex was very much appreciated so we didn’t miss a minute and have many memories for years to come. Thank you Horse Trek’n! We will be back!
We had an absolutely amazing time! We traveled here on the Royal Caribbean cruise and booked this privately as they didn’t have anything to offer and we were so very pleased with our choice! The whole time everyone was so lovely and helpful, Lizzy was a great instructor and we were highly impressed that she gave us a full instruction on a horse to make sure everyone was comfortable. Also a massive thank you to Alex who took some incredible photos for us, absolutely breathtaking views and it was even overlooking the boat.
Beautiful horses that were so friendly and fun. It’s also great because they help with transportation! Best experience we have had and this is definitely a must do in the Bay Of Islands.
It was my first time on a horse and loved every minute of the trek. Views were amazing even though i only live in Kerikeri and have seen it before. On Horseback it seemed so much better! Horse was incredible and could not have asked for more from our Horse Trek Guide. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a great experience.
We had an extremely enjoyable 2 hr ride , beautiful scenery, great horses Ace & Oscar and our fantastic guide Emma. We were lucky to have a private ride and being experienced riders had great opportunities to trot & canter up hills and through the forest. Probably the best horse trek we have done whilst overseas, and we have ridden in many countries.
Thoroughly enjoyed my one hour scenic ride even though it was the windiest of days . The horses are well looked after and very well behaved considering the weather on the day ! My horse was a delight and of a nice nature .Many thanks to Alex ,Lizzy and Emma for making me feel at home , it was also a great way of seeing the spectacular views of the Bay of Islands .Today I received fantastic photos of my day out ,a big thank-you Alex.
I went riding on a private ride since I’m an intermediate to advanced rider and I had an absolutely amazing time! The horses are beautiful (I rode Ace, a thoroughbred ex-racehorse) and very engaging. I chose the private ride so we could stretch our legs a bit and BOY did we. We went for a gallop up the side of a beautiful mountain to a stunning view and then meandering down to the perfect bay and swimming with the horses. A great experience!
I booked a tour via telephone and got a horse trek for the day I wanted, which was great. Because I am not a total beginner, I got a private tour with Emma. It was a great ride and I was amazed by how well-behaved the horses were. I had Moana – a lovely horse who was relaxed and easy-going although she was only 4 years old!!! We trotted, cantered and enjoyed great views over the Bay of Islands. My highlight was definitely when we went for a swim with the horses in the pacific. I have never done that before and loved every second!
Highly recommend this ride. Horses are calm and gentle. Great views, nice relaxing ride up to the view piont. If you want to trot or go for a run, your quite welcome to and no pressure to. People are great to. Hoping to fit it another ride before I leave.