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2 Day Overnight Safari

About 10 Hours Horse Riding

Days
2

Pricing From
$1599

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Overview

Imagine one or more nights experiencing the freedom of the trail and the sights, sounds and sensations of nature as we ride over sand and hill, through forest and bush. Leave the busy world behind as you explore nature on horseback.

Accommodation

On the Marai Ride you will stay overnight in an authentic Maori marae, sleeping together on mattresses on the floor of the meeting house. Talk with the local Maori and learn about their traditions and customs. If your group prefers, you can stay overnight at Leigh Sawmill or Leigh Hotel, and dine at the local Sawmill Cafe.

With the Mid Week Retreat Ride, you will stay in a cosy beach hut. You will enjoy a dinner hamper on the beach, or on your deck. This option cannot be booked over weekends.

Experience

This ride is NOT suitable for complete novice riders.

A weight limit of 95 kg applies to all riders.

Insurance MUST be taken out by all riders.

Pakiri Horse Rides

Pakiri Horse Rides

Pakiri Horse Rides

Pakiri Horse Rides

Pakiri Horse Rides

Itinerary

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Day 1Arrive PakiriApprox 5 hours horse riding

Depart Pakiri at 10.00am for a days riding on the beautiful white sand Pacific surf beach. Here you may be lucky enough to see wild dolphins playing in the surf and indeed ride in and swim with them.this of course cant be guaranteed but we do this occasionally! You will ride along trails in the pine forest once used by Maori warriors in ancient times as they protected their territory here from visiting tribes.This is the trail run by the legendary runner Tau Kokopu who was as famous for his skill with the taiaha as he was for his speed running.

Lunch at the freshwater Lake Tomarata ..if the weather is fine you might like to swim your horse and cool off. Then up over Te Arai Point where the views over the beach and out to the islands Te Moana nui O Toi O tuatahi ( The floats of the net of Toi in the great sea) Hauturu (Little Barrier) Aotea (Great Barrier) Mokohinau and the Taranga (Hen and Chickens) are spectacular.

Day 2Depart PakiriApprox 5 hours horse riding

Today you will ride over the Te Arai surf beach, through a young pine forest and along the white sands of Pakiri beach and through native forest and high sand dunes and return to Pakiri. Afternoon tea or coffee and depart approx 4.30pm. 

Please Note: Itinerary is subject to change

Cost per person twin share

May 2018 - March 2020

  • NZ$1,599

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Arrive PakiriApprox 5 hours horse riding

Depart Pakiri at 10.00am for a days riding on the beautiful white sand Pacific surf beach. Here you may be lucky enough to see wild dolphins playing in the surf and indeed ride in and swim with them.this of course cant be guaranteed but we do this occasionally! You will ride along trails in the pine forest once used by Maori warriors in ancient times as they protected their territory here from visiting tribes.This is the trail run by the legendary runner Tau Kokopu who was as famous for his skill with the taiaha as he was for his speed running.

Lunch at the freshwater Lake Tomarata ..if the weather is fine you might like to swim your horse and cool off. Then up over Te Arai Point where the views over the beach and out to the islands Te Moana nui O Toi O tuatahi ( The floats of the net of Toi in the great sea) Hauturu (Little Barrier) Aotea (Great Barrier) Mokohinau and the Taranga (Hen and Chickens) are spectacular.

Day 2Depart PakiriApprox 5 hours horse riding

Today you will ride over the Te Arai surf beach, through a young pine forest and along the white sands of Pakiri beach and through native forest and high sand dunes and return to Pakiri. Afternoon tea or coffee and depart approx 4.30pm. 

Please Note: Itinerary is subject to change

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