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Forest & Hillside Trek

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    What to Expect
    Come and join us for a ride around the stunning and historic Waitangi Endowment Forest. We’ll embark on a 2 hour trek winding through woodland tracks and roads overlooking native farmland and wildlife.

    Ride up to a high-point ridge where our guides will talk to you about the conservation efforts to protect the native New Zealand wildlife in the forest – including the famous Kiwi! Take photos of the stunning view alongside Mt Bledisloe and the Te Puke volcanic cones before looping back down to the track back to base.

    Experienced riders can look forward to long galloping stretches on stable soft ground to blow away the cobwebs, while all other riders will be given the opportunity to trot if they would like to.

    This trek is available to all riders all year around so why not get in touch and book your ride with us today.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    We are located in Waitangi beside the mountain bike park, just 5 km from the centre of Paihia
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We took our two girls (aged 6 and 8) for their first ever horseback ride with Horse Trek'N when we were on holiday in Paihia. The girls LOVED it! The horses chosen for them were totally appropriate and Emma was a great guide - experience, friendly and clearly adored the horses.
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    Response from 653ElizabethG, Owner at Forest & Hillside Trek
    Responded 16 Nov. 2019
    Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We put a lot of effort into selecting the right horse for each of our riders to make it an enjoyable trip. We look forwards to seeing you again soon hopefully! Team Horse Trek'n
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    There were 4 of us inexperienced riders (except my husband)...we had a nice slow walk. Emma was a very cheerful and relaxed guide. The only thing I would say was that we didn't have a great view on the path that we were on most of the time...I'm not sure if it was because of our
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    We had an extremely enjoyable 2 hr ride , beautiful scenery, great horses Ace & Oscar and our fantastic guide Emma. We were lucky to have a private ride and being experienced riders had great opportunities to trot & canter up hills and through the forest. Probably the best horse
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    Response from Elizabeth G, Owner at Forest & Hillside Trek
    Responded 15 Oct. 2018
    Kia Ora Tracey! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your ride today on Oscar and Ace and Emma was able to show you a good time in our little neck of the woods! The horses always love it too when they get to enjoy a faster paced ride - and thank you for showing us a good time too! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels through New Zealand. The Horse Trek'n Team
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    I was lucky enough to go horse riding with these guys today, and what a treat it was! The trek took us on a beautiful ride along the Waitangi treaty grounds, where we enjoyed amazing panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. We then headed down to the beach, where we got to ride
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    Response from Elizabeth G, Owner at Forest & Hillside Trek
    Responded 4 Apr. 2018
    Kia Ora Lisa! Thanks very much for coming along for a ride and taking the time to leave us such a great review! Thanks! Horse Trek'n Team
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    I make a habit of taking a little horse trek whenever I am somewhere new. And here I had a fantastic experience. Disclaimer: I know the brand new owners. And they’ve already taken in new horses to offer all riders a special horse to match. The wonderful guide who was running the
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    Response from Elizabeth G, Owner at Forest & Hillside Trek
    Responded 29 Mar. 2018
    Kia Ora! We are glad to hear you enjoyed being able to go for a swim with the horses! We certainly help to welcome you back again soon! ;) Kind Regards, Horse Trek'n Team
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    ElizabethJ0hn
    Greater Sydney, Australia
    36
    Wonderful Experience!
    We cannot recommend this adventure highly enough, the kids especially absolutely loved riding through incredibly
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    livimills
    Silverdale, New Zealand
    30
    Absolutely amazing-highly recommend!!
    My partner and I did the 2 hour trek where we got to swim with the horses! Wow! What an awesome experience! The
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    745williamu
    Kerikeri, New Zealand
    92
    A fantastic experience for the family
    Had a fantastic time with the kids. Elizabeth and Emma were extremely welcoming and engaging and matched each
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    MaureenS525
    Barriere, Canada
    21
    Beautiful ride
    My daughter and I had a great ride yesterday. The host was very accommodating and Emma, our guide, was a lovely
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    HannahBanana9954
    London, United Kingdom
    10
    Awesome first experience with the Family
    We recently went on this trek at the start of November this year and I had never ridden a horse and was feeling
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    HeyMrSimple
    764
    Friendly guide but too expensive for the short distance covered
    The guide Emma was very friendly. She provided good demonstrations on how to get on the horse, control it and
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    becsg1986
    10
    Young family and disability friendly! The perfect way to spend a morning!
    We have three young kids, a 5 year old and 9 year old twins one of which has cerebral palsy. This scenic trek was
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    MandML
    Auckland Central, New Zealand
    30
    Fantastic horse back experience
    We took our two girls (aged 6 and 8) for their first ever horseback ride with Horse Trek'N when we were on holiday
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    MrsToad4
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    22
    amazing experience !
    i got to swim in the sea on a horse! One of my most wanted things to do. OMG it was such fun, the whole
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    Nikki192
    Gold Coast, Australia
    22
    Amazing scenic horseride
    We had an absolutely amazing time! We travelled here on the Royal Caribbean cruise and booked this privately as
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    Stouillee
    11
    Awesome experience
    I had an amazing time with Emma and my horse Ben. Lovely track in the forest, horses are the kindest, and Emma was
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    Sophie R
    31
    Great riding centre, awesome staff, beautiful tour!
    I did both tours and they were awesome - we cantered through a forest and made a little break in front of a
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    MrJamathi
    11
    Fabulous experience
    I and my wife were on our honeymoon at the bay of islands where we stumbled upon horse trekn through an ad. Since
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    moopmoops
    Adelaide, Australia
    7421
    Memorable bare back experience in the sea
    I’ve read all the reviews and I have nothing really new to add but only to support the comments on the ride. I
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    Jules6359
    Stratford, New Zealand
    177
    Horse Trekking
    3 of us went on a horse trek for my birthday. We were matched perfectly with horses to reflect our abilities. The
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