Want a Horseriding Holiday in Byron Bay?
Whether you’re an experienced horse rider or have never been on a horse, most people would agree that the idea of riding a horse on the beach and even into the ocean sounds pretty cool. Luckily, if you’re heading to Byron Bay for a holiday soon, you can easily find places for horse riding in Byron Bay—whether on a beach or a trail in the hinterland. Even the kids can get in on the action!
Seahorses Riding Centre
A great place to start your Byron Bay horseriding experience is with the local Seahorses Riding Centre where you can choose from beach and forest rides, to kid’s rides and even waterfall adventure rides.
Beach horseriding in Byron Bay is a natural first choice. Seahorses offers daily beach rides at Brunswick Beach, starting at either 10:30 am (lasting until 1 pm) or 1:30 pm (until 4 pm). These rides are only available during the week as the beach is too busy on the weekends to safely take rides. The beach ride includes 90 minutes of riding and then a fun dip in the ocean with your horse. And don’t worry if you are nervous or a novice rider, the guides from Seahorses can lead the horse into the ocean for you. Refreshments are included in the rides, and don’t forget your camera as you’ll want to document this exciting experience! Cost is $100 per person.
Seahorses also offers forest rides, which last 1 ½ hours, and are especially popular for families. These $70 per person rides are taken at whatever pace is most comfortable for the group. They run through 300 acres of lakes and woods surrounding the centre, which is located off Greys Lane in Tyagarah, Byron Bay. During the summer the two daily rides take place at 9:30 am and 4:30 pm (the rest of the year, it varies due to daylight saving time). Seahorses also offers a one-hour ride for $45 per person and is only done upon request. Make sure to wear long pants and enclosed toe shoes for your forest rides.
One other option is the special waterfall ride, which takes riders through the Byron Bay mountain forests for 1 ½ hours of riding over 2 km of rainforest trails where you’ll be treated to gorgeous waterfalls. It starts with morning tea and ends with a picnic. Cost is $150/person.
Most group rides are a maximum of eight people and two guides, but the groups can be customized for experience level as well. Helmets are provided for all riders. Pick up is available for beach rides if you don’t have a car or other means of transportation. Seahorses picks up at Cheeky Monkeys on Jonson Street. Other locations must be confirmed when making a booking. All rides require bookings. Keep in mind that Seahorses does not take credit cards, only cash, business cheque or Bartercard.
Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre
Just 15 minutes away in Bangalow, you’ll find another option for your horse riding in Byron Bay experience at Pegasus Park.
Like Seahorse, Pegasus offers beach rides (only on weekdays) that last from one to two hours, depending what package you pick. However, the two-hour ride includes riding your horse bareback into the ocean, which makes for a very memorable addition to your experience of horseriding in Byron Bay. The rides take place at 7 Mile Beach. It costs between $80 for an hour (per adult, children are $10 less) up to $130 for two hours—there is a middle option for 90 minute rides.
Trail rides at the Pegasus Park ranch are available daily and can last from one hour to 90 minutes. The cost for adults is $60 for an hour and $80 for 90 minutes. The trail ride tours around the ranch, along the Byron Creek (where you might catch glimpses of turtles, fish or lizards) and then into the neighbour’s property for some excellent views. If you’re on the longer ride, then you’ll also spend some time on a nearby rainforest trail. Make sure to book ahead of time as the daily rides tend to fill up.
For someone looking for a more in-depth experience, then check out the half-day hinterland tour that Pegasus offers. This Pegasus horseriding in Byron Bay tour provides a lesson on horseriding, a 90-minute ride and instructions on how to saddle, unsaddle and wash down. The cost is $130 per adult.
To make a booking, email the ranch and a staff member will respond to finalise time and payment.
Stay at Broken Head for a Horseriding Holiday
If you’d like to experience Byron Bay horseriding, then consider staying at Broken Head Holiday Park where our budget-friendly accommodation can help you have the extra cash to pay for such fun experience as beach horseriding in Byron Bay. We offer a variety of accommodation for whatever your needs from beach campsites, to beach shacks. So check us out and book your holiday in Byron Bay soon!
(Featured photo by: Where Is Tara?)