Pillar Point (1.5 hours) — $65 per person
This trek offers stunning views of Farewell Spit and the surrounding area including Pillar Point, which was Radar Station No. 10 during World War II and is now a solar-powered beacon. On a clear day you can even see all the way to Mount Taranaki!
This is a great trek for families with younger children (4–5 years and up). An excellent confidence builder for both new and returning riders.
Puponga Beach (1.5 hours) — $75 per person
This trek leaves our base taking you down the road, across the estuary, through the manuka, and down into the Puponga Channel that leads out onto the ever-changing tidal beach. You ride past the old wharf—with relics of yesteryear. We return via a private farm track with more great views of Golden Bay.
A great all-round trek, it has a bit of everything—with opportunities to ride faster. A great trek for all the family and those with limited time and, if you are lucky, seals often frequent this area.
Triangle Valley (2 hours) — $85 per person
It takes you through the paddocks of Puponga Farm Park and climbs the grass-covered sand dunes which overlooks the famous Farewell Spit. This trek is best combined with the Old Man Range Trek (below), which has some steeper terrain and is suited more for teenagers and adults. The views are breathtaking.
Old Man Range (2.5 hours) — $110 per person
This would have to be the ultimate in overland trekking with absolutely stunning views! An ever-changing terrain from roads to flat, grassy paddocks, hill climbs, and sandstone tracks. With opportunities for a faster pace, it has everything you could imagine. This trek is suitable for just about everyone and is highly recommended!
A really popular trek. Great if you are on a budget.It gives you views of all of Farewell Spit and, as you look out to sea, if you are really lucky, you might spot a whale. This trek has been classed as the most scenic horse trek in New Zealand by Fodor's Guide.
Wharariki Beach (3 hours) — $130 per person
This is a great beach to ride—with its white sand and West Coast surf, it has it all. Ride through the caves and watch the seals and their babies play in the rock pools that are left after the tide has receded.
A fabulous trek, it takes you climbing above the beach and crossing over the lush green hills of the Puponga Farm Park. It offers great views from the beach from many different angles and of the Kahurangi National Park. This trek is more suited to older children (10 years and up) unless they have previous riding experience.
Old Man Range & Triangle Valley ( 3hours) — $125 per person
The combination of these 2 treks is simply stunning.
There are views in all directions and the terrain is always changing. It’s up, down, over and around and is our favorite trek.
If you want scenery that will leave you speechless.. this is just the best trek in New Zealand. No worry about the low tide as this trek is all overland and can be ridden at any time of the day. This trek is suited for children from 10 years and older as it can prove more challenging. There is also the option to ride this trek at a faster pace.
Puponga Beach & Triangle Valley ( 3hours) — $130 per person
Heading straight out the back door and down onto the beach, this trek can be ridden in different directions allowing for an array of exhilarating views.
A popular trek, which has great views .This trek allows us to be a little more flexible with the low tides. With steeper sections, this trek is suited for teenagers and adults.
|Cape Farewell Horse Treks | horse back riding and trekking in Golden Bay, New Zealand
Golden Bay is just over the hill from Nelson and is the entrance to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks.