unique range of horse rides provide a host of exciting opportunities
for visitors to Tasman Rides at Helensville.
Beach rides, forest treks, farm trails,
moonlight rides - you choose when you come to Tasman Rides. With
140 hectares of working farmland, approximately 2600 hectares of
forestry and 60km of rugged West Coast beach to ride on this is
a return again and again experience.
All treks are
led by friendly, knowledgeable guides, with helmets
provided for your safety. Horses ranging from gentle-mannered
ponies through to more equestrian minded eventers are available
for hire. Meals can also be provided, along with arena-based riding
Farm treks are over clean, green pasture
through grassy glades and along high points which provide spectacular
views over the Kaipara Harbour, West Coast and Tasman Sea. Forest
trails with names like "Boars", "Cicada", and
"Teapot", all have hidden stories behind the names. If
you are aiming for the beach you can leave Woodhill Forest, climb
over the sand dunes and then ride along miles of unspoilt beach
to Muriwai Village for a takeaway lunch.
Fordyce Rd, R.D. 1, Helensville
Ph: (09) 420 8603
Fax: (09) 420 8332