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The capital city with its unique beehive shaped parliament has plenty to keep you interested.
Known as the cultural capital, the city abounds with theatres, museums and galleries. Don’t miss the National Museum, Te Papa. Ride the quaint cable car for a view of the city or take an excursion up Mt. Victoria to experience the bracing Wellington “breeze” straight from the Antarctic! And the views. Try not to miss the incredible vista from the top of Wright’s Hill either.
Wellington is home to the world renowned Weta Worksop, involved in the production and special effects for many blockbuster movies. Be sure to visit the Weta Cave and take in their theatre too where you can see what goes on!
The Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary is an amazing illustration of how the native flora and fauna can be restored to, and thrive in, an almost urban setting.
In the north of the region lies the coastal Queen Elizabeth Park with its tramway museum and the golden beaches of the Kapiti Coast. Excursions are available to Kapiti Island too.
Other Rural Wellington
Prices from $50 to $90
20 minutes from Wellington CBD
Escape the city on horseback at Wellington’s longest-established equestrian centre. The Capital’s horse and pony community since 1963, Ohariu Valley Horse Trekking is just a 20 minute delightful drive from central Wellington.
Located in the heart of Ohariu Valley, it’s a country retreat on Wellington’s doorstep. With over 850 acres of beautiful farmland to ride over, Ohariu Valley Horse trekking welcomes both beginners and experienced riders.
Ohariu Valley Horse Trekking & Equestrian Centre offers the following:
- Pony-rides in our outdoor sand are
Phone: (04) 4788-472
Address: 517 Ohariu Valley Road, Ohariu Valley, Wellington
Other Rural Wellington
Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast 45 minutes north of Wellington.
The Centre is operated by The Kapiti Vaulting Club Inc. and offers professional, quality riding instruction in a wide range of equestrian disciplines, including beginners through to advanced riders, Beach trekking, lunging instruction, Jumping clinics, Dressage clinics with Bill Noble, vaulting, riding for therapy and special needs, special courses designed for disabled riders, children`s holiday programmes and birthday parties.
We have an excellent range of well schooled horses and ponies to learn on. Group and individual lessons available. Private lessons can be booked 6 days
Phone: 04 902 6108, Club Office
Mobile (and SMS): 021 447 622 or 021 464 009
Address: 13B Nimmo Avenue West, Waikanae
Otaki Beach 50 minutes north of Wellington City
Beachbrook Stables is located 700m from one of NZ's most stunning beaches. Our horses are all very quiet and suitable for very novice riders.
Bring along family or friends and spend some quality time trekking along some of NZ's most beautiful scenery. Enjoy the views of the snow capped mountains from the Otaki river in the depths of winter or book a stunning sunset beach trek in summer.
Whatever the season is there always guaranteed a brilliant ride.
Phone: 027 2448121
Mobile (and SMS): 027 2448121
Address: 98 Rangiuru Rd, Otaki
Prices from $20 to $140
Whareroa Rd, Queen Elizabeth Park, MacKays Crossing, SH1, Paekakariki Wellington
Kapiti Stables is based in Wellington Regional Park, 40 minutes north from Wellington Central, on the Kapiti coastline. Kapiti Stables offers a scenic ride through gentle rolling hills, pine tree plantations, farmland pasture and Regional Park bridleways down to the beautiful beach .
Kapiti Stables is a family friendly business which offers a variety of activities including short and long treks for inexperienced and experienced children and adult riders, Equine Assisted Therapy for individuals and corporate business's, school holiday programmes, pony experience, riding instructio
Phone: 021 02716885
Mobile (and SMS): 02102716885
Address: Queen Elizabeth Park, MacKays Crossing, SH1 Paekakariki
Other Rural Wellington
Prices from $60 to $150
35-45 minutes from Wellington. 15-20 minutes from Lower Hutt
Spectacular veiws of South Island and of the Wellington harbour and city. See the Cook Strait in its natural moods, seeing big rolling sea swells crashing onto rocks. Learn a bit of history of the surrounding area, where one of N.Zs biggest maritime disasters happened. Where the Wahine ran aground at the entranace of the harbour. The Inter Islander ferrys leaving for and returning from the South Island.
Our horse treks cater for the experienced and inexperienced riders. For learner riders we will work with them so they get to experience that thrill of riding a horse but keeping safety a
Phone: (04) 934 7793
Mobile (and SMS): 027 481 7289
Address: 1114 coastal road Wainuimata
Wellington Horse Trekking includes:
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