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Glen Murray - Tuakau

Marshall Equine Park

36 Marshall Rd
Glen Murray 2695
Phone or txt 0274530128 

380 acres of farmland offering a variety of trails and terrain. Large stands of native bush, lowland flood plains, sedgelands, and open farmland. Lowland stream side trails through easy rolling country and onto medium hill country the trails are constantly being improved to provide greater enjoyment for horse and rider.

Experienced horses ,and riders only as many trails are challenging.

$25.00 per day, per person
Weekends only
Paddock parking .all participants must sign a horse riding agreement upon arrival at gate house 



Karamu Trail Track

37 Smith Road, Karamu* 3285  
*If using GPS to get to this address, DO NOT enter "Hamilton" as this will take you to the wrong Smith Rd..

Phone : 027 228 8008  or (07) 825 9809
Email : 

15 minutes west of Hamilton. 600 acres of farmland, and native bush.  Gentle rolling countryside or take on more challending trails. 

On your own horse  $15/rider per day   
Cash or internet banking. NO EFTPOS or Credit Cards.
Bookings are required, explore on your own or join one of the treks.



Wainui Reserve - Ngarunui Beach

Horse track marked in GREEN, Wainui Reserve, RaglanWainui Reserve is a Waikato District Council owned 140 hectare farm park giving access to Ngarunui Beach.

Wainui reserve trail to the beach.  Horse riders are welcome to use the marked track (green on the map shown)  from Wainui Rd through the pine plantation to the beach.  A beautiful track winding over the hills, and through a pine tree plantation, with views of Raglan and the sea.

Please leave gates as you find them. 

Excellent information about access, and parking here 

Horses are NOT allowed on the emergency access road between Surf Club and beach.!

West Coast Beaches 

There are a few places you can access the long, often lonely, west coast beaches of the Waikato.  

Kawhia Beach

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Cyndi Walder photos Te Puia Rd KawhiaPark on the side of Te Puia Rd (also known locally signposted as Ocean Beach Rd ), and then ride down through town toward Kawhia st.    

Te Puia Rd also provides a good long ride itself, with wide verges along this forest lined road, which ends on the coastal hot water beach. 

Use the streetview option on Google maps, below, to explore the local area, and streets before you go.

Kawhia Beach  - Cyndi Walder    


Swann Access Rd

Western Bay of Plenty / Waikato

Thompsons Track 

This track straddles both Western BOP and Waikato regions. 

It is an unformed road used by 4WDs and trailbikes, which can make it very muddy and rutted (see photo for damage created on this track)

Beware, there are reports of both irresponsible 4WDs and\or hunters crashing their way through the native bush regardless of the tracks.  

The eastern side is clay based, and therefore can be very wet, the western side has large bogs and can be largely unrideable/ unsafe due to the destruction created by some of these morons.   

One of the side tracks (Walkers only please ) will take you past\near one of New Zealands largest air crashes.  Memorials and crash wreckage exist, as do unrecovered bodies from this old crash,  so please treat the place with utmost respect.  It is both a crash site and a last resting place!

Access and Parking 

Car parking area is at the end of Thompson’s track road.  

NOTE: Google Streeview only goes as far as the end of the formed road.  But it gives an idea of the standard of the road, if you do decide to go.