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Don’t be misled by the symbolic cowbells – there is more to the Waikato than dairy farming. Even tea grows here!
From the superb public gardens of Hamilton to the spellbinding magic of the caves of Waitomo, be prepared to be entranced by this lovely region.
For fans of the Tolkein stories and the movies based on them - Lord of The Rings and the Hobbit – be sure to take in the town of Matamata and visit the Hobbiton movie set.
To the west, take in the surf beaches and sunsets of Raglan and the history of Kawhia if you can.
A visit to the caves at Waitomo should feature on your itinerary too. The magnificent stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you. The crowning glory is the spectacular glow worm cave!
The Waikato has many sporting attractions too, with New Zealand rowing being centred on Lake Karapiro and cycling at Cambridge. Mountain biking opportunities abound too.
Other Rural Waikato
Prices from $30 to $40
GPS: Smith Road, Karamu, Waipa. 15 min west of Hamilton.
If it is an adventurous and memorable experience at affordable prices you are after, then look no further.
Come and experience the breathtaking scenery from horseback, of the panoramic views of the Waikato basin, north-east to the Kaimai ranges, and west to Mt Pirongia. Ride through open paddocks, over rolling hills, and through bush-clad tracks .
Our horses are all fit, keen and sure-footed, and all well experienced in handling the terrain. We have horses to suit children and adults, both experienced and those who have never ridden before.
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Mobile (and SMS): 027 228 8008
Address: 37 Smith Road, Hamilton
Other Rural Waikato
15km from Raglan on the spectacular Whaanga Coast Road
Ride with us over our farm and up Mt Karioi where you will see wonderful views of the beach, ocean and rolling valleys. We ride through native bush, over streams and down onto the beautiful Ruapuke beach where the black iron (volcanic) sand glistens. Feel the wind on your face - This is a horse adventure with an edge!
Our ride is a 2 1/2 - 3 hour (half day) adventure and is moderate to challenging.
Phone: +64 7 825 0059
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