Cairns Horse Riding On The Beach

Cairns horse riding tours and ATV Quad bike tour adventures. For visitors looking for a truly authentic Australian adventure, an experience on a horse back tour or a roaring ATV Quad bike tour from Cairns cannot be missed.

We are the Cairns specialists in horse riding and ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) outback tours. Our Cairns day tours provide horse riders at all levels with the choice between 3 different times for horse riding tours through a working sugar cane farm or 3 different times for ATV Quad bike tours screaming around paddocks, waterholes and a tight purpose built quad bike track to test your metal.

Why not combine both attractions to make a day of it for even more fun?

This Cairns attraction is a great option for groups of families, friends, wedding groups or conference groups travelling together or for a bucks and hen's party pre-post tours and activities.

Cairns horse riding tours and ATV Quad bike tours are so much fun for absolutely everyone.

Horse Riding in Cairns

Where can we go Horse Riding in Cairns or Port Douglas?

Guests can experience the relaxation of horse riding on the beach just north of Port Douglas. 

Guests are treated to an amazing array of wild native flora and fauna as you make your way from the stables thru the Daintree rainforest and onto the beach at Cape Tribulation.

This is a self drive tour with no pick ups from Cairns.

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 and onto the beach at Cape Tribulation.


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.

Contact us on 07 4059 5959 or 1300 761 612

What to Bring for Cairns Horse Riding: Definitely do not forget the long pants 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 and rainforest horse ride, you can do a half day moring or half day afternoon adventure. 

Package your favourite half day Port Douglas Attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef, helicopter scenic flights with your Cairns Horse Riding Tour for great savings!

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 10 years of age and kids must be accompanied by an adult.

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!

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