Explore the South Pacific on New Zealand’s east coast. You’ll have the chance to ride through the surf on some of the finest beaches in the world. The friendly people of New Zealand as well as the aboriginal Maori welcome the chance to show you their countryside and their culture.
This area, on the North Island, gives you the perfect chance to explore the hills and wandering paths that continue for miles without spotting any civilization. You’ll feel yourself connected to the earth by the sheer beauty of the woodlands, the rolling fields and the soft, gentle waves that lap on the beaches.
During your week of riding, you’ll have the chance to see a modern day sheep and cattle station (New Zealand word for a large farm) and see some of the best Stockmen displaying their talent. On your beach riding days, you will pass by some of the earliest settlements in New Zealand along with some of the meeting houses or ‘Marae’ sites that are still the basis for Maori culture today.
You will truly enjoy the amazing way this country that appears so rugged and harsh while being lush with vegetation and wildlife embraces you. One of the special moments of your trip will be the chance to enjoy a traditional Hangi dinner, prepared in the Maori style.
Dates: September through April (all departures are 6 nights)
Rates: $2,080.00 USD per person sharing (No Single Supplement)Book this Ride
I wanted to write to tell you about our time with Kirsty McLean on your New Zealand ride. Becky and I started in Australia and then went to New Zealand for rides in both places Both were wonderful.
Kirsty has the best horses I have ridden on any ride, and I have been on quite a few.The company was great and the scenery is gorgeous. The trails are exciting and different than any place else. In addition, you get to see how a sheep ranch runs. The accomodations were very homey and pleasant. The food very good. You will get very personal attention here. All in all, this was truly a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone!