West Coast Horse Adventures, West Coast, New Zealand.

Enjoy horse trekking through farmland, rivers, native bush or the beach!

West Coast Horse Adventures provide horse treks on the stunning West Coast of New Zealand. We are located on the main west coast road (SH6), near Charleston on a property surrounded with native bush and rain forest, not far from a great West Coast beach. 

You have the option of two treks which will take you through our beautiful native bush. One to a bluff that you can explore and the other to the local beach across the road from our property. Should you wish we provide a custom ride if you are not wanting to be part of a group trek.

Our treks differ from a standard trek as we prefer to provide a more natural riding experience where you get to ride the horse more so than the horse taking you for a ride. This can give more experienced riders the opportunity to go for a trot or canter along the beach.

We provide a 15-minute ride around the paddock to assess your riding ability or, if you are a beginner, the chance to learn the basics before heading off on your ride.

West Coast Horse Adventures also gives riders the chance to camp on the property and experience our riding school. Enhance your riding ability and rediscover your confidence, especially if you have not ridden for some time.

We look forward to meeting you!

White horse eating while waiting.

Beach Ride

Lovely two and a half hour trek through native forest and the beautiful 9-Mile beach, to experience stunning coastal scenery. ​ Dawn or dusk rides are available on request. More experienced riders will have the opportunity to trot or canter.
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River Ride

This is an easy one and a half hour ride to Cow Piddle Bluff. This Trek combines horse riding through farmland, native bush and river bed. With a little nature walk to see the amazing limestone bluff, and waterfall. For riders of any age.

Custom Rides

Custom rides will be tailored to your individual needs and requirements. Contact us for options, bookings and more information. From $170 per person.

TXT Dorothee at 642040918289

“We had a wonderful morning, in March 2023, on a trek with West Coast Horse Adventures. Dorothee was very welcoming, knowledgeable, informative and safety conscious. She also was very attuned to both ourselves, with our different levels of experience, and her individual horses to enable the perfect match. 

The delightful white horses had beautiful, friendly and calm natures. They were very well behaved, responsive and sure-footed. Our trek had varied terrain that included native bush tracks and water crossings. There were stunning mountain views from this unique valley area.
All of these things contributed to making our Charleston Horse Adventure a really enjoyable and memorable experience. We will do this again in the future and we highly recommend this company to others seeking horse trekking on the West Coast.”
Sarah and Shane Stephen.
Horse trekking with West Coast Horse Adventures
Horse trekking in Westland, New Zealand.

We had a brilliant horse trek in September! Not only did we see some amazing scenery but we all learnt horsemanship skills and were matched with a horse that suited us.  It was an adventure that really made our stay on the Coast…. hope to do it again. Highly recommend!
Chris, Julie, Elijah and Josh

Gerrard Brennan
What a wonderful equine experience pre- Christmas at Westcoast Horse Adventures. Dorothee was so clear instructing, so  patient and so safety conscious.  Hadn’t ridden for ages. I carefully mounted, listening to instructions and practiced the basics. Then, hard left and the crossing of a shallow shingle creek. Conor was sure footed,  responsive and obedient. Across farmland and through native bush, tethering the horses before a short walk to an impressive limestone bluff and waterfall. Then, homeward. A top day. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to repeat.
Gerard Brennan 

We took the 1 1/2 hour river trek and found it very pleasant. My husband and I had a little experience with riding but that was many years ago! This was the perfect trek to rediscover our abilities and build the confidence of our 2 boys. The trek re ignited my enjoyment for riding and would happily sign up for another if I was ever again on the West Coast.

Kathryn, Stu, Jake and Lachlan
January 2024

Horse riding, West Coast, Jan 2024