This district has plenty of amazing beach riding, and is still rural enough to have not been overtaken with bureaucratic bylaws that ban horses.

Delaware Bay

Parking on Maori Pa Road will give you access to this long white spit of a beach.

Delaware Bay, Nelson. New Zealand

Video from Stephanie Millar

Rabbit Island Beaches

Approx 25km from Nelson. Horses are permitted on beaches at the southern end of Rabbit Island.

Rabbit Island Map

Rangihaeata Beach

Approx 110km from Nelson, on SH60


Photo copyright Jens Juhl, sourced Panoramio