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Catlins Horse Riding

Catlins Horse Riding
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41 Newhaven Road, Owaka
027 6292904 or 03 4158368
http://www.catlinshorseriding.co.nz
Catlins Horse Riding offers you a personalised horse riding service where you are able to experience horse riding over a variety of riding terrain with farm, forest & beach riding available. 

We are located in 'The Catlins' on New Zealand’s South Island overlooking the Pacific Ocean, based on "Te Taunga" a 1630 acre/660 hectare certified organic sheep and beef farm making it a great location for experiencing the coastal Catlins on horseback, with spectacular views over farmland and native forest both inland & overlooking the coast.
 
Stunning views over several beaches, Owaka and Catlins rivers, Catlins lake, estuary, Pounawea and Owaka. You can enjoy a personalised service, riding in small groups with the opportunity to ride among farm animals, through our native forest full of bird life and along pristine sandy beaches to play in the surf and/or view the sea lions.

Our emphasis is on safety and enjoyment, in an atmosphere of great fun.  We cater for almost anyone - individuals, couples, families, small groups and anyone with an adventurous nature, love of the outdoors, animals and natural beauty of which the Catlins, New Zealand, has plenty to offer.

Our emphasis is on safety and enjoyment, in an atmosphere of great fun.
We cater for almost anyone - individuals, couples, families, small groups and anyone with an adventurous nature, love of the outdoors, animals and natural beauty of which the Catlins, New Zealand, has plenty to offer.

We are located close to several accommodation facilities from holiday parks, camping grounds and backpackers to motels and eco-cottages.  For more information on The Catlins visit www.catlins.org.nz

We look forward to tailoring your horse riding adventure.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Horse riding is an environmentally friendly way to travel over land, view scenery and experience nature and wildlife the way it should be without desturbing them!

Facilities

horses and helmets provided also have boots, chaps, gloves and oilskin coats if needed

Total Capacity

12

Directions

41 Newhaven Road on way to Surat Bay/Newhaven or Ask at Owaka or Balclutha Information Centres.
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User Reviews

There are: 6 reviews, with an average rating of 1.7 out of 5
Thank you, Cara, for another lovely ride along the Catlins Coast.
Posted by Nicole on 2016-06-08 17:02:41
If you want to go horseriding and experience some of the famous hospitality of the people of New Zealand, this is the place to be! Not commercial and big, but really friendly and personal. And all the horse are relaxed and well taken care off. Cara and Thoraw are the best, still think off the great time I had with them.
Posted by boukje on 2011-01-23 22:43:12
Our dreams have came true! Beautiful 3-hour beach trek,the bestway to experience NZ's landscepe! Thanks so much!
Posted by Carina and Julia, 20.0.2008 on 2011-01-08 11:08:06
Beatiful view up on hills. Lovely horses and great guide. Thanks Cara
Posted by Jo and Jonie, 29.12.2007 on 2011-01-08 10:58:37
Wonderful and informative. Thanks Cara and the horses.
Posted by Natasha, 18.11.2007 on 2011-01-08 10:54:04
my stay here coud not have been more perfect.I am going to miss Cara and Te Taunga.
Posted by Rachel Nolley, 12.05.2007 on 2011-01-08 09:44:18