New Zealand Tourism Guide


Briars  Riverside Horse Trek
Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

We have closed but our friends at Adventure Playground will carry on the great work!!



We have closed but our lovely horses can be ridden at Adventure Playgound in Rotorua

niki8.JPGThe great team at Adventure Playground in Rotorua have taken some of my horses and will continue on with the same focus on safety as a priority, ensuring that riders are mounted on a horse with a suitable temperament and they given the necessary instruction before leaving so that they are able to ride safely. 

For many guests this will be a once in a life time, horse trek experience.

The views from Atop  Ngangataha Mountain are spectacular with amazing vistas out across Lake Rotorua.


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What to expect ...Our beautiful, fat happy healthy New Zealand horses are crossbred and specially chosen for their calm reliable temperaments. The horses live outdoors all year round in the mild weather  of Bay of Plenty New Zealand. Their diet is predominantly grass or hay. They have Clydesdale,Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, Standard Bred, Station Bred, Thoroughbred, and Arab bloodlines.  Some of the horses have been bred by the Maori indigenous people in New Zealand and they take pride in breeding calm natured, strong, good all rounder type horses and ponies for work in the bush pig and deer hunting.  Some of the other horses are Station breds, once again bred for their calmness and ability to work.


Horse and Pony Rides With Stunning Views


This is Briar on her mare Gorgeous one of the sweet crossbred horses guests may ride when they visit us.

Or you may find yourself on Trunks, her handsome son


New Zealand Horse Riding With Awesome Farm Views


Feel a part of nature as the suffolk sheep and calves gaze at you riding through their fields.

Get a whole new perspective from the back of your horse. You get to be so much closer to the animals from atop your horse.


Horse Back Riding Alongside The Ancient Kaituna River


Ride your beautiful horse beside the ancient and peaceful Kaituna river.  Maori used this river to gain access inland to their village sites and to transport by waka(canoe)their trade goods from the ocean up into Rotorua.

View where the beautiful crystal clear Mangarewa River meets up with the green blue Kaituna on their journey to the Pacific ocean.