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Review of Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles
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Owner description: Blazing Saddles is the longest established horse riding and quad bike tour company in Far North Queensland. Locally owned and operated, it is now located only 10mins from both Cairns and Northern Beaches to suit even the most time conscious visitor or perfect for a soft adventure activity for the whole family!Blazing Saddles is now a working sugar cane farm and the property also boasts an 18 acre billabong which is abundant with native birds and amphibious creatures of all shapes and sizes! You will also meet our resident geese, peacocks and ducks, perhaps even spot a crocodile!We cater for large groups as well as the corporate and incentive market making these activities great for team building ideas.Our Horse-riding tour offers a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush! With a stable of horses to suit all ages and levels, this is a perfect family adventure. Our horses have a friendly, mature nature and will be matched to each riders experience and ability. Draw up on horse-back alongside our 18 acre billabong for a billy tea over a camp fire and the chance to see a croc in the wild!Our Quad Bikes are easy to ride and provide the perfect adventure. With a fleet of both 90cc and 250cc bikes, your guides will ensure the perfect balance between safety and fun! So easy to ride, our group sizes remain small, to guarantee your personalized experience. Anyone can do it!
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Picked up from the hotel and only a 15 min ride before you are ready to drive ATVs. They provide boots so your shoes aren’t ruined. Even with bug spray I was bit 30times so lather it up and spray over your clothes. They start you off on a practice track to see how much you can do and what your limitations are. Great fun. Pictures turned out great, wish they were emailed instead of getting a CD.

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"quad biking"
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"sugar cane fields"
in 13 reviews
"experienced riders"
in 9 reviews
"advanced riders"
in 5 reviews
"horse riding experience"
in 4 reviews
"combo tour"
in 3 reviews
"tight corners"
in 3 reviews
"japanese tourists"
in 4 reviews
"bus driver"
in 4 reviews
"great fun"
in 12 reviews
"the staff were great"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 4 reviews
"special thanks"
in 3 reviews
"practice track"
in 4 reviews
"these guys"
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My 14yr old daughter and I had a very enjoyable time with this tour. The staff were friendly and helpful. The horses we rode were very calm and knew the track very well. Very easy ride around the property for beginners.

Thank wetherallatmj
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The horses were very poor condition, needed a good wash, brush and feed. The whole property was nothing like on the brochure it was a real let down. Don't waste your money.

Thank pam c
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Placed in a group with three 8-yearolds and their mother... two of the 8-yearolds and the mother were beginners and one had ridden a couple of times before. I've not ridden more than 10 times before and i felt that it was boring after 10 minutes as the only thing we did was sitting on the horses while they were walking after the horse in front of them. After 1h of this we tried trotting but neither the mom nor the girls had any control at all so the trotting attempts were over in maximum 10 seconds... Instead of splitting the group into two we went back to walking for another half hour before we were done. Complete waste of money. I reckon the driver that picked us up and drove us back to the hostel made the 20 min bus ride more fun than the 1.5h horseride. Can't even imagine how boring it was for my girlfriend who's been riding alot before this...

Thank richardnunstedt
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Blazing saddles is a wonderful place to visit We took our 8yr old daughter who has limited horse riding experience. Her horse Matilda was amazing & our guide Alliyah was wonderful- very patient with great local knowledge. Tim our bus driver was also great- we were running a little late and he was very understanding. I would definitely recommend Blazing Saddles.

Thank Janelle B
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