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New Zealand’s largest city offers a lot more than just the shopaholics’ paradise and “spoilt for choice” range of restaurants, theatres, museums and attractions that are immediately obvious and, of course, are all there to be enjoyed.
Today known as "The City of Sails" it lays a sound claim to being the boating capital of New Zealand. There are a myriad of harbour cruise options available and one is never far from the beach.
The greater Auckland region was also the original birthplace of the New Zealand wine industry, with notable wines produced in the west, particularly around Henderson, to the north around Matakana and on Waiheke Island.
Other Rural Auckland
Prices from $75 to $140
40 mins from central Auckland
Muriwai Beach Horse Treks Auckland, New Zealand has been voted by The New Zealand Herald as one of the Top Five best horse treks in New Zealand.
Horseback riding is certainly the best way to experience the exquisite and pristine beach that this part of New Zealand has to offer – and it’s loads of fun.
We have treks to suit all abilities from beginners to experienced people, with horses and ponies to match each riders level.
We cater for all group sizes from small intimate ones to large corporate functions, team building, school holiday programmes,
Phone: 027 535 7805
Other Rural Auckland
Pakiri on the coast nr Wellsford. 1 hr 20mins from Auckland
After a scenic drive through the picturesque Matakana Coast district just
Imagine the wind in your face, the sun on your skin and only the sound of hoofbeats and surf on the sand. Superb daily riding on glorious private 14 mile beach, farm and native bush and forest. Comfortable accommodation to suit all budgets from lovely very private large beach house, small beach cabin retreats for couples to little funky back packer cabins. Small garden cafe and bar and small conference facilities at stables. Only 1 hour 20mins from downtown Auckland city.
Very good well cared for h
Phone: +64 9 422 6275
Address: 317 Rahuikiri Road, Pakiri, Wellsford.
Prices from $55 to $100
42 Kaipara Flats Road 5 mns north of Warkworth.
Horse & pony rides through a "Scenic Farm and Forest".
Enjoy safe horse & pony rides for all ages. Suit beginner to experienced riders and people with disabilities.
- Quiet horses & ponies.
- Birthday rides
- Language, School & Social group outings.
- Team building experience.
- Riding Holidays for students.
- Gift vouchers.
- Open 7 days (closed Christmas day)
- Ride times 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm
- Arrive 30mns before ride times for preparation.
- 1hr: $55, 2hrs: $100 (
Phone: +64 9 425 8517
Address: 42 Kaipara Flats Road, Warkworth 0981
Waitakere and West
Fordyce Rd, Helensville.
Visitors, Travellers, Aucklanders, Friends and Family:
Come horseback riding with us at Tasman Horse Treks and enjoy trekking over our 120ha (300 acre) working farmland and ride through the magical Woodhill forest. We offer safe horse riding experiences for all levels of riding ability over land that offers you spectacular scenery. You can trail ride over gentle rolling hills, you can trot, canter or gallop the hills and forest.
School Holiday Program / Horse Camps:
Kids, Mums, Dads and Teens– our school holiday program and camps for children and teenagers 6-16 y
Phone: +64 9 420 8603
Address: 501 Fordyce Rd, Helensville.
Are you looking for Auckland accommodation?
Check out the Auckland accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast's, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in auckland?