We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Horseshoe Bay Ranch

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 38 Gifford St | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4778 5109
Website
Today
07:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Description:

Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to...

Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to horseshoe bay beach. Enjoy riding your horse bareback into the cool clear waters of the coral sea. We have horses to suit both total beginners and the more experienced so make a booking with us today. We ride twice a day everyday at 9am and 3pm bookings are essential and weight restrictions apply to keep our horses happy and healthy

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Recommend to all level of riders

Awesome experience, friendly staff Best part of the day was riding in the ocean bare back Would definitely recommend this experience to everyone.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
blasey2
,
Gordon, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 151: English reviews
Gordon, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience, friendly staff Best part of the day was riding in the ocean bare back Would definitely recommend this experience to everyone.

Helpful?
Thank blasey2
Level Contributor
49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

selection of restaurants and cafes, and a convenience store, water sports, a little park , bbq spot, shelter from sun - you could spend all day at horseshoe bay (which we did)

Helpful?
Thank SaskiaLorrison
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the ranch, the whole experience was fantastic, being novice riders we were looked after from start to finish, the girls are wonderful. Riding the horses through the bush then bare back in the water is truely memorable and I'm sure we will talk about it for years to come. Who cares if you have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elaine T
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Beautifully looked after horses, friendly guides, gorgeous scenery and even koala spotting! Top shelf experience, if you only do one thing on Maggie Island… make it that <3

Helpful?
Thank Pas1sto
Paris, France
Level Contributor
53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice horse ride with an unforgettable ride in the water. A bit expensive for only two hours. And a galop on the beach would have been very appreciated. But overall a very nice experience.

Helpful?
Thank Gby147
Mission Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I personally love horse riding, my partner not so experienced so I dragged him along willingly and even he thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Wasn't just a slow trek, we were able to trot and ride bare back through the sea on the beach! The guides were professional, friendly, helpful and generally lovely and well experienced. It was suitable for all... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike-and-Shannon
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was an amazing experience, hadn't been on a horse for 20 years was a bit scary however nothing to fear. The guides are great and very caring, they have your safety and interest at heart. Riding bareback in the ocean was the highlight for me. Thanks Horseshoe Bay Ranch for making my holiday in Maggie a memorable one.

Helpful?
Thank 550Paulap550
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Sun, Sea and Horses! This is the best experience for horse lovers! The staff are lovely and helpful and accomodating for beginner and children riders. There is no better way to explore Magnetic island than a bush ride to the beach, where the horses get unsaddled for a bare back ride into the ocean. Absolutely beautiful, MUST TRY!

Helpful?
1 Thank GGalea
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing morning at the ranch. The girls were all so helpful for beginners like me, and really good at building up my confidence on the big horse Jumbuck. I even managed to trot a few times :) The bareback ride through the ocean was amazing. The girls gave us a rundown on what to do and how to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tegan W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
137 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Horse Shoe Bay Ranch on Sunday with my friend. Since I was little I have always wanted to go properly in the sea with a horse. I have ridden in Scotland on the beach but this isn't quite the same as doing it on Magnetic island and actually going in the water! We arrived early but this wasn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nicola K

Travellers who viewed Horseshoe Bay Ranch also viewed

Magnetic Island, Queensland
 
Magnetic Island, Queensland
Magnetic Island, Queensland
 

Been to Horseshoe Bay Ranch? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Horseshoe Bay Ranch and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Horseshoe Bay Ranch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?