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Taste possum pie at Pukekura, pan for gold in Shantytown, hike the glacier at Fox or Franz Josef, there’s just so much to do in this magical part of New Zealand.
If you are lucky enough to travel the West Coast on one of its crystal clear days, don’t miss the opportunity to take a scenic flight up and over the mountains, you won’t believe the sights!
The northern end of this wild, historic coast has a special micro climate. Here you can venture onto the famed Heaphy Track or just enjoy the majestic native bush.
View the wonderful natural forest from above with a treetops walk or try some white water rafting.
No one should drive past the incredible rock formations at Punakaiki without stopping to marvel, and if time allows take a day walk into the Paparoa National Park.
Other Rural West Coast
Prices from $150 to $190
We are located 700m south of the Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki.
Our ride takes you into the beautiful Punakaiki valley, within the Paparoa National Park, at the beginning of each ride we give tuition, and match you to a horse suitable to your riding ability, first time and experienced riders catered for. The ride follows the Punakaiki river within the Paparoa National Park, we cross the river a few times and have a short stop at a hut in the valley with refreshments. On the return route, we loop around the valley and finish along the beach and Punakaiki lagoon, there will photos stops along the way. We provide experienced guides, wet weather gear (if neede
Other Rural West Coast
26 Glen Road, Barrytown.
Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours offers you the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of the early pioneers, down one of New Zealand’s most beautiful, unspoiled wild West Coast beaches. On the way, learn about our rich ‘Coast Road’ gold mining and pioneer heritage as if you were a part of it yourself.
The pace is relaxed, with plenty of time for exploring. Activities include gem stone collecting, (Barrytown beach is the best jade hunting beach in NZ), making damper bread, boiling the billy over an open fire, wildlife spotting and photography.
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Shop is in Market Cross, Karamea - Horse Treks are 10 min drive north of Karamea
Horse Treks for only 2 people and your experienced guide, who can offer you either a Farm & Forest Trek of 1.5 hour ride along farm tracks, across creeks and through the beautiful Westcoast forest.
The other option is a 1.5 hour ride along the Beach and Farm Terrace, which offers the chance to enjoy the spectacular Tasman Sea views and a beach all to ourselves.
All rides can be catered for, from the very beginner to experience a pleasant walk in great scenery, to a little more, perhaps a trot here and there or even the chance to have a canter if you so desire.
Phone: (03) 782 6181
Mobile (and SMS): 027 7826 161
Address: 100 Hargreaves Rd, North Beach
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