New Forest riding Holidays

February 18, 2016
Bed & Breakfast for Horse and

South Kaipara Head the most breathtaking regions of New Zealand and this riding getaway offers the chance to explore detailed the uninhabited beaches, green industries, cool woodlands (both local and commercial pine plantations) and picturesque lakes.

A few of the cycling here's from the Muriwai Beach, understood in your area while the 30 mile beach, along that the ponies simply want to gallop. Venturing inland you ride over some remarkable sand dunes and through a patchwork of farmland, woodlands and ponds. Your number and guide Rod is a descendant for the first European settlers in the area. He is a farmer by career and first started riding from the family members horse to college. Rod has considerable understanding of neighborhood record, fauna and flora. Meals are prepared by his wife Bev, who takes great attention to offer delicious dinners. The menu is permanently changing as Bev wants to be revolutionary and continue currently along with her dishes - which means you are certainly in for a treat! Local produce can be used wherever possible.

Nights are spent at Rod and Bev’s beautiful home which could sleep up to six friends. Although they prefer to not combine the teams, periodically truth be told there might have other people staying. But generally speaking Rod wants to keep the operating tailor made so that the getaway is an unique one. With regards to the period of your stay, you may also invest one night in previous shearers’ quarters on the other side associated with peninsula.

Rod and Bev’s residence, which was inside family members for three years, features wonderful views out over Kaipara Harbour. You are welcome to make use of the pool, unwind in the porches and luxuriate in this extremely tranquil environment.

Non-riders are more than welcome. When you have your own personal car then your surrounding location features most of interest including many different agriculture from kiwi fruit orchards to macadamia peanuts, and sheep, cattle, milk and deer agriculture.

You ought to be comfortable at stroll, trot and canter and able to get a handle on a forward going horse call at the available. It's also wise to be fit sufficient for very long canters on beaches.

South Kaipara

Please note your itinerary may alter according to the climate at that time and other local conditions.

Day One

Make your very own method by leasing vehicle, or perhaps you might be met at Auckland International Airport (or resort) by the hosts and taken up to South Kaipara Head, that will be 60 minutes north of Auckland. Your way undergoes vineyards, marketplace yard and farming areas. If you want to check out locations of individual interest, e.g a vineyard, this can be organized.

On arrival at Innisfree, settle to your areas and later, meet with the ponies and familiarise your self using tack. Based arrival times there might be time for a ride this afternoon.

Day Two

Very first ride over farmland, after that through Woodhill Forest and out to Muriwai seashore. A satisfying day's cantering south across the beach before proceeding inland into forest and farm. Residence to base for evening meal and sleep.

Day Three

Forest trip to Lake Otatoa in which ponies and riders can swim if that's the case desired. Meal on shores of lake before a day of forest songs opening to an historic farm. Right here the night time is invested in converted shearers quarters. Share the view and sunset with your hosts around a barbecue.

Day Four

Maintain northwest towards end of the peninsula where panoramic views of this biggest harbour in the south Hemisphere may be enjoyed. Crossing the backwoods flats you'll pass (and drive if you prefer) sand dunes all the way to 60 ft in height and then its off to the coastline with just sand and energetic search. You can expect to protect 10 miles of beach and then re-enter the woodland for you homeward trail to Innisfree.

Day Five

Depart after break fast.

The family home

Double space

Twin room

You stay-in the comfortable exclusive house of the hosts Bev and Rod Hedley. There are two main twin spaces and one dual area with one restroom for guests.

During much longer remains, one night may be invested resting call at transformed shearers' quarters composed of four bed rooms which sleep as much as eleven people. On shearers' quarters, there's two showers, two loos, huge home, dining area and verandah. You will find correct made-up bedrooms, and hot baths and fresh towels is going to be waiting for you after your trip.

Upcoming Dates

Readily available all-year. Itineraries are tailormade from two to six evenings.


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Costs shown are at the mercy of day-to-day exchange rate changes. Once scheduled, prices are fixed.

2016: €1, 545 per person

INCLUDES Accommodation; dishes; wine with supper

SOLITARY SUPPLEMENT solitary spaces at no additional charge, susceptible to supply

PAYABLE LOCALLY Golf and fishing at extra expense; NZ departure income tax


TRANSFERS Return transfers between Southern Kaipara and Auckland are €137 per automobile

never INCORPORATED Global flights to Auckland

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Regarding South Kaipara Peninsula one hour north west of Auckland, North Island. Nearest Airport Auckland.


Mild summers Dec to Mar. Prone to rain May to Sept, but be ready for rainfall any time.


Yearly rainfall & heat

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Time Weather Condition Max. Time
Min. Evening
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Wed Light rainfall shower



Thu Moderate or heavy rain shower


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