2.5 Hour Beach and Rainforest Horse Ride (ex Port Douglas)
Locations: Wonga Beach
Join us on a relaxing horse ride along beautiful Wonga Beach and through pristine Daintree Rainforest. Feel the freedom of ...
Join us on a relaxing horse ride along beautiful Wonga Beach and through pristine Daintree Rainforest. Feel the freedom of riding along a deserted stretch of beach through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Catering for the absolute beginner to the most experienced competitive rider, we will provide you with comprehensive tuition prior to your ride which will make you feel confident, comfortable and relaxed.
You are provided with boots, helmets and appropriate clothing (if required), and we will allocate you a horse to suit your level of riding experience. We supply water bottles on the ride and an assortment of soft drinks on your return. Your guides are both accomplished riders and pride themselves on providing a quality experience with personalised attention and small group numbers.
We commence with a comprehensive safety briefing and instructions covering horse riding tuition.
Then we set off for a scenic grassy headland on the way to beautiful Wonga Beach, this will take approximately 15 minutes. Upon arrival at the beach, we will break the group up into smaller groups according to riding experience. The experienced riders will go ahead and canter their horses, whilst intermediate and beginner riders will be provided with further tuition to trot their horses along the beach. If you would prefer just to walk and take a leisurely stroll along the beach, that is fine too!
We regroup at the northern end of the beach where we will stop and have a drink and for those who have their cameras, we can take your photo. This is a very scenic spot as we overlook Snapper Island and you can see the mouth of the Daintree River in the distance.
We then make our way back along the beach to the entrance of our Rainforest trail. You will enjoy the coolness and peacefulness of this pristine rainforest as your horse makes it way along the narrow path and through some of the world's oldest rainforest. In the "wet" season we have some seasonal creeks to cross, which make for some added adventure!
Some of the wildlife you may be lucky enough to spot during your ride can include Shovel Nose Rays swimming in the shallows offshore, Jumping Cod (Wonga Beach is famous for these fish), Dolphins, Scrub Fowl and their amazing nests (as we journey through the rainforest), Scrub Pythons (which are definitely not harmful), Goanna's, the bright blue Ulysses Butterfly or the metallic green Cairns Birdwing Butterfly, Kookaburra's and Kingfishers to name a few.
Wonga Beach, QLD. Approximately 25 minutes north of Port Douglas. Courtesy pick up return transfers for those staying in Port Douglas the Daintree area.
2.5 Hours. (Morning Afternoon Rides available, please see Additional Information)
1 Person (minimum age of 7 years).
Bookings are essential. Minimum age of 7 years. Maximum weight restriction of 105kg. Maximum group size of 15 people.
Morning RidePick ups commence in Port Douglas at 7:50am. If self driving you will need to be at our stables by 8:20am. The ride departs at approximately 8.30am and returns at approximately 11:30am, having you back at your Port Douglas accommodation by 12:15pm.
Afternoon RidePick ups commence in Port Douglas at 1:45pm. If self driving you will need to be at our stables by 2:20pm. The ride departs at approximately 2.30pm returns at approximately 5:30pm, having you back at your Port Douglas accommodation by 6:15pm.
What to Wear Bring:
~ Short sleeved shirt (no singlets)
~ Long trousers and socks
~ We supply Australian Safety Standard Approved helmets and riding boots
~ Complimentary drinks provided
~ Don't forget your camera!