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Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours

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“damper bread”(9 reviews)
“billy tea”(6 reviews)
“local history”(6 reviews)
Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours offers you the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of the early pioneers, down one of New Zealand’s most beautiful, unspoiled wild West Coast beaches. On the way, learn about our rich ‘Coast Road’ gold mining...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3456 Coast Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1136
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

What a lovely experience. Drawn along and through the surf on the beach by two gorgeous horses and accompanied by a dog with attitude. Stopping to make scones over a camp fire while watching the local weka wander around us looking for titbits. AND the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jan-n-Col
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Murphy, the draft horse, did a great job hauling us along the beach, and the dog Pearl had a blast running circles around us. A highlight was when Murphy broke into a trot with Pearl running back and forth in front of her for encouragement....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank grahamf678
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely the highlight of our visit to NZ. Sophie was fantastic! Nothing can compare to seeing the sunset whilst on the beach cooking bread over a camp fire and drinking tea . Thank you Sophie, Murphy and Pearl for an unforgettable experience

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LondonCarmel
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I can't say enough great things about this experience! Sophie was lovely and very knowledgeable. The tour was a perfect amount of time - never felt rushed or bored. We spent time on the wagon and got to hear about some local history and also...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nadievan
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I took my four kids - aged 3 - 13 and we all had an awesome time. It’s a really relaxing trip, getting time with the horse and our lovely guide , learning about the history of the amazing area and also a step back...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TeresaW2305
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Got to say what a great tour my kids and myself had. The knowledge Sophie had of the area was out of this world. If you’re passing by or even stopping in this area I would highly recommend this. Great value for money. You go...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Toby P
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time with Sophie and Murphy . Was absolutely stunning and incredibly relaxing Billy tea was just lovely and we recommend this experience to all.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 675bridgetg
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We recently enjoyed an afternoon with Sophie and Golden Sands Tours. We were also hosted by Murphy, a patient, canny Clydesdale who pulled us effortlessly across the sand and Pearl a black dog who endlessly ran point. The West Coast put on its best clothes...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Sophie really knows her stuff, her knowledge of the area is superb. What a wonderful trip we had - I am a little late with my review as this was back in October. Murphy is such a gentle giant and Pearl a charmer. The weather...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank vickie413
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Thank you, Sophie, for your great hospitality and ability to keep our very diverse group enthralled. We recommend this trip for locals and tourists alike. We had three generations of family - a mixture of local-born and overseas guests - and everyone had a great...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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