Waimak River Riding Centre

Experience the beautiful scenery of the the mighty Waimakariri River on horseback, whether it is under the dappled shade of the willows and poplars or on the vast expanse of the river bed itself. From first time riders to the more experienced.

$45.00 - $190.00
$40.00 - $190.00

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Located in Belfast, we are only 15 minutes drive from the city centre, but definitely in the country. Return transfers from central city accommodation is available and to get even more out of your day we can drop you off at our near neighbours, Willow Bank Wildlife Park, The Antarctic Centre or even the Airport.
Our wide variety of options ensures that there is something for everyone, from pony rides, the Robin, Fantail and Falcon rides plus a jet boat and riding combo. Most include river crossings as long as it is safe to do so. If you are not sure what would best suit your ability or those of your group give us a call, we are always happy to help.
Visit our web site for trek details, we are open every day except Christmas Day 25 December.

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Physical address

Waimak River Riding Centre, 219 Coutts Island Raod, Belfast, Belfast, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
October to March 8am to 6pm, April to September 9am to 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
15 minute drive to the Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Local bus (Rangiora - Blue line) stops at the Belfast Hotel aka The Peg. Allow 20 minutes to walk to our location or pick ups can be arranged when you book.
Proximity to town:
15 minute drive from the central city

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $45.00 - $190.00
(10 year(s) and under)
$40.00 - $190.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Child rates only for 30min rides
Further pricing information:
Children under 5 can participate in pony rides or a short ride to the river and back. Any child under the age of 3 needs a side walker to hold onto them as required. We cannot always provide this person as we provide a person to lead the pony. No child may be carried (going double) by someone else that is riding a horse or pony.

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