Where can we go Horse Riding or Quad Bike Riding in Cairns?
This Cairns horse riding and ATV Quad bike Adventure Centre is centrally located half way between Cairns and Palm Cove in the northern beaches on a working sugar cane farm at Yorkey's Knob that also features and 18 acres billabong that is host to a whole array of Australia's wild animals so make sure you bring your camera along to capture images of the migrating geese, peacocks, ducks and even salt water crocodiles.
Just 10 minutes from Cairns north on the Captain Cook Highway you turn left at the Yorkey's Knob roundabout and you will find us in Yorkey's Knob on the right hand side.
When making your day tour booking let us know if you would like to take advantage of the free coach transfers which are included in your booking price for your Cairns horse riding tour or your ATV Quad bike adventure.
The sugar cane farm provides the perfect backdrop for a horse ride or ATV tour as it's an impressive mixture of the tall sugar cane grasses and native Australian bush land with a little bit of tropical rainforest vegetation with streams and the huge natural Billabong.
Guests are treated to an amazing array of wild native flora and fauna on the property combined with some baby Australian farm animals such as sheep and working sheep dogs, pigs, cattle, chickens, ducks and wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, platypus and much more.
Stop off and have a look at some of the giant ant hills dotted around the cane farm and listen to the stories on how they are built and the creatures they support.
Horseback riding gives visitors to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland Australia the opportunity to experience nature at its most intimate level. Imagine meandering through the Australian landscape on horse back, feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face.
Imagine being surrounded by lush grasses ancient rainforest trees mixed with rugged Australian bush. A great fun tour experience for the whole family.
This is the perfect half day tour for people of any level of experience from beginners to advanced riders. There are even ponies for four year olds, and the saddles feature the easy to use quick release safety stirrups making it a great activity for the whole family.
The horses – predominately Australian Stock Horses - are hand selected by professionals for their friendly nature and are always matched to suit each rider's individual experience and ability. It does not matter if you have never sat on a horse before; there is a Neddy just for you.
There is also an opportunity for guests to meet and pet the farm animals such as sheep, pigs, goats and of course the farmers best workers - the yard dogs.
Once the horses have been handpicked to match each guest's level of experience, a safety and introductory riding lesson is provided in the corral.
Visitors are split into groups by skill level so as to ensure they have a safe and fun horse riding experience. Guests are then treated to a memorable one and a half hour ride through the fields and native Australian bush and rainforest.
We are the closest horse riding experience to Cairns City, and the northern beaches and the perfect way to spend a free morning or afternoon.
Pick up times for horse riding are 8.45am, 10.45am, 12.45pm from your Cairns or northern beaches hotel accommodation.
For those who are more adventurous ATV Quad bike tours have it all. These all-terrain vehicle tours provide visitors with a once in a lifetime adventure tour through Australian rainforest, cane fields and bush land on four wheel drive motorbikes.
Visitors can feel the power and grunt of the Honda TRX250's as they wind through the adventure trails that include some exciting water traps and hill climbs. The smaller 90 cc ATV's are available for the less experienced or nervous rider, and are just perfect for the ladies and children.
The youngest riders are required to be a minimum 12 years of age and no license is required.
This Cairns ATV Quad bike tour provides guests with a fun and exciting adventure experience mixed with a bit of rainforest and authentic Australian bush experience and a purpose built quad bike dirt track circuit.
In our opinion the best days for ATV quad biking are either when it is raining or when it has just recently rained. Prepare to get dirty…awesome fun!
Your ATV Quad bike day begins at the same time as the horse riding tours 8.45am, 10.45am, 12.45pm and 2.45pm for an hour and a half tour in the morning or afternoon with a safety lesson on how to handle the dirt bikes. Each rider is of course provided with safety gear including helmets.
After mastering the Quad bike ATV obstacle course, guests are treated to a circumnavigation of the cane farm fields and forests. Travel through rough dirt trails and seasonal waterways and hill climbs.
This may just be the best fun you can have on four wheels! At the end of the ATV adventure tour guests are treated to a snack and refreshments or for the lunch time tours a home cooked barbeque lunch; the perfect way to end an exhilarating adventure packed day in the dirt and share your experiences with new found friends!
Visitors get to experience a slice of the tough Australian farming life in a beautiful tropical environment.
If you are travelling to Cairns for a conference or a wedding or just with a big group of friends for a bit of fun then you should look at booking a session in for yourselves to have some fun.
You can mix and match up the day and try both horse riding and the ATV quad bikes. Varying group sizes will be eligible for discounts so make sure you contact us to discuss your group travel and take advantage of our offer with the free transfers from your holiday accommodation.
Contact us on 07 4059 5959 or 1300 761 612
What to Bring for Cairns Horse Riding and ATV Quad Biking: Definitely do not forget the long pants (if you do we will have some fun one's for you to wear maybe) covered shoes, a t shirt with sleeves and probably sunscreen.
Horse Riding in Cairns gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty Mother Nature has blessed the region with up close at its most intimate level at an easy pace. Rather than sitting in a bus or riding on a boat, you actively participate in the handling and control of a beautiful horse to carry you safely along the trails.
Prior horse riding experience is unnecessary, and the riding instructors will advise you on the best way to handle your horse. The horses provided by Cairns trail riding companies are always of a friendly nature and are suited to each rider's level of experience and ability.
The Horse Riding tours take place through rugged Australian bushland and tropical rainforests, and along deserted golden beaches.
Cairns horse riding tours can be as little as half a day, or can run for up to a full day in duration with other exciting activities packaged together.
All you need to bring for a day of horse riding is:
- Long pants (denim jeans are good)
- Sensible shirt for going thru the bush and the sunshine
- Closed in shoes
- Swimming costume in some locations
- Camera of course
- Sunscreen-insect repellant
- Your Voucher
What better way to experience the Australian beach than by horseback. Start your day horse riding through some of our most beautiful grassy headlands and about 15 minutes into the ride your Horse Riding adventure turns into a full blown magical Beach Ride.
Trust me when I say that this is the best way to view the beach, partly because you don't have to watch where you step and instead you can give your full attention to the sweeping views of the ocean and the distant horizon look extraordinary on your elevated platform.
The overall experience of riding a horse along the beach is one of the more peaceful and serene moments you will ever share either with your partner, friends or just you and the stunning Australian bred horse.
Combine a Beach Horse Ride With a Rainforest Ride
Enjoy a horse ride through the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest combined with a Horse Riding on the Beach where the rainforest directly meets the shores of the Great Barrier Reef. Navigate your way thru the lush trees and the gallop on the hard sands on the beach.
The Rainforest experience is quite unique as you will notice both the still quiet surrounds at times; giving way to a whole world that is full of life, and its own language.
The birds will awaken your ears to the diverse sounds that you will then begin to listen for, before long you will be seeing things that you have never imagined.
Horse back riding is another unique way to see the Cairns Rainforest as you can sit back, relax and allow the horses to take make the descisions on where they place their feet whilst you enjoy the scenery only the Discovery Channel could lay out for you.
The best time to go horse riding in Cairns Australia and see the world heritage listed rainforest is anytime - but if you are looking for those Billabong's to cross, the only time to do this is after or on a rainy day!
Don't let the rain intimidate you to stay inside! Get out there and try out the horse riding and get the chance to cross those creeks and billabongs that weren't there a few days earlier!
Your horse will know the way so leave it to him to walk you through or if you are lucky and the Billabong is deep enough, your horse will safely swim you through! The rainforest is also at its best when wet
For your beach or rainforest horse ride, you can do a half day or full day adventure. Some tour operators even include hotel pick up and return transfers and BBQ lunch!
Whichever you choose, all of them have fresh water showers to clean up afterwards if desired.
Horse riding is fun for all ages and your group will be based on beginner, intermediate and expert skill level so you are not required to perform any skills that you are uncomfortable with.
The minimum age for kids to go horse riding in Cairns is 5 years of age and kids must be accompanied by an adult until they are 10 years of age.
The maximum age does not exist because this is a fun activity for all to experience when they are visiting Cairns and one to definitely not be missed!
We'll see you there!
Beach Horse Rides Cape Tribulation
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1.5 hours - allow 2 hours in total