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Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours

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317 Rahuikiri Road | Pakiri Beach, Wellsford, Auckland 0972, New Zealand
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WORST EXPERIENCE EVER

Booked online & paid the cost only to be told she had made a mistake and incorrectly charged us... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
308has
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Loved every moment!

Thanks so much to you all at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides. Exceeded my expectations and was the most... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
AucklandSarah
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auckland
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Beach horse rides from 1 hour to multi-day safaris with rides suitable for first time riders through to the very experienced.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“hour ride” (8 reviews)
“sand dunes” (7 reviews)
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317 Rahuikiri Road | Pakiri Beach, Wellsford, Auckland 0972, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Booked online & paid the cost only to be told she had made a mistake and incorrectly charged us standard rates and almost doubled the cost as it was peak season.... we asked her to honour the quoted price (which legally she has to especially...More

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

I would like to know who this is...I think this was a person booking for New year for our accommodation this coming Christmas not for horse riding to my knowledge. This was booked on Air BnB and we had not finished loading the prices and...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Thanks so much to you all at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides. Exceeded my expectations and was the most enjoyable ride I've had since owning my own horses 20 years ago. Totally stunning and diverse scenery. I rode Bundy - a lovely, well mannered - total...More

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you Sarah, We are glad you had such a lovely ride...and Bundy is a sweetie!!! we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Rode Princess very calm and very responsive horse. Would highly recommend. Guides were very professional. Great day. Gay

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I did the half day ride and really didn't know what to expect. I am an experienced rider so I don't enjoy the nose to tail shuffle usually on offer from tourist trekking centres (though this is exactly what novices riders need to be safe)...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I have been horse riding all my life, including racehorses, but it has been my ultimate dream to ride an Arabian horse, since I was a child. I contacted Pakiri to ask if it would be possible to ride an Arabian. After explaining that I...More

Thank Julia L
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for this lovely comment. It was our pleasure to give you a great ride on one of our special young Arabians...Knuckles real name is Taurere Dahliah. She is a lovely young mare. We hope you can return to Pakiri !

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I was gifted money by my partner at Christmas to purchase this experience. Its been a dream of mine to ride a horse on the beach at Pakiri, for many years. So I booked our accommodation, time off work and the Sundown ride. I did...More

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you Julie for this review and taking the time to write it... What a shame you chose to write a review like this with out actually experiencing the wonderful scenery and riding we do.Obviously there was a misunderstanding over your booking procedure...we never cancel...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

After a beautiful and long ride we came back hungry! Tim’s burger was just what we needed and the coffee took us back to Auckland with a smile! Cheers

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charlihorse, General Manager at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed your time with us...yes Tims burgers are great!!

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and i had our 1st experience in horse riding at Pakiri. Made a call to enquire and was told to book 1hr horse trek instead or 2hrs as we are both inexperience. On the actual day, we had our ride with another group...More

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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thankyou Kai yuan I'm glad you enjoyed our horses and our beach...we love to introduce new riders to the joys of seeing the country from horse back. I hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My Partner and I rarely manage to get away on holiday as he does shift work and this was our first little holiday in over 6 months. We decided to do one big thing/ experience we both enjoy and this horse riding adventure was to...More

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charlihorse, Manager at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your review Melissa I understand how disappointed you must feel after looking forward to this ride together. It is so unusual to receive a comment like this and I really am sorry and feel disappointed myself. We just received an online booking...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I went on the one hour beach trek with my kids, aged 6 and 9, and what a wonderful experience it was. Although rain was forecast and there was a heavy downpour on the drive to Pakiri, it miraculously cleared up as we arrived at...More

Thank Lisa B
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charlihorse, Owner at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

It was lovely riding with you all Lisa. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad it was special for you...it is for us!

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Response from Johannes R | Reviewed this property |
i recommend to call them - this is rural 'down unda' not everyone is an internet junkey.
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