Coastal Retreat

Things To Do With Your Horses!

We have an 80  x40 m grass arena, and very shortly we will have jumps and poles available to set up your own activities and play with your horse..... but at the moment its just grass and good if you wanted to do some schooling or hold a clinic. 

We also offer these facilities to be booked for clinics and team building, alongside a large social room available for bookings for workshops and more. 

Please contact us for more information on this and group booking costs.

Bring Your Horses to Coastal Retreat




Beach Riding

Enjoy the unique experience Himatangi Beach has to offer, just a ten-minute ride from the Yurts or you can access directly by vehicle. The beach is fully accessible by 4WD vehicles and horses at all tides, however, enjoy the wide riding space when it is at low tide.

For horse riders keen to get in the water, the beach is a shallow three bar and berm beach that allows walking in the shallows or heading out deeper to swim and surf with your horse. There’s plenty to explore, with logs to jump, creeks to cross and access to the forest and dunes. Himatangi is shared with many beachgoers who all respect the space and one another. 

Relax and unwind

Guided Rides

We also offer Guided Beach Rides if you would like to explore the dunes and forests as an optional extra, these must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. The ride can be adjusted depending on your group's experience level. 

This does come at an extra cost of $200. Duration of ride to be determined but must be a minimum of 2 hours. Please get in touch with us if this is something that you would like to do.


Top-Notch Facilities

80 x 40m Grass Arena: Perfect for training, clinics, lessons, or just a good workout, our spacious grass arena is well-maintained and ready for use.
12 Secure Paddocks: Our paddocks are fenced with 1.7m horse rail and equipped with troughs, ensuring your horse's safety and comfort.
2 Bay Wash Down: After a long ride, take advantage of our wash-down bays to refresh your horse.

Convenient Location

Just over an hour from Wellington, Coastal Retreat is easily accessible yet feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's the perfect spot for a weekend escape or a longer stay, providing a peaceful and scenic environment for you and your horse.  If you are travelling south or north and looking for somewhere safe for your horses to rest and stretch their leg, while you get a good night sleep in our super comfy bed and a amazing shower, we are only just over an hour from the ferry, so makes a great stop over.  Email pip for stopover costs and details.

Book Your Stay Today

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the breathtaking trails and enjoy top-notch facilities at Coastal Retreat. Whether you're looking for a relaxing ride along the beach, a challenging adventure through the dunes, or quality training time in our arena, Coastal Retreat has it all.


Explore, Ride, and Relax at Coastal Retreat

Looking for the perfect getaway for you and your horse? Look no further than Coastal Retreat! Located just over an hour from Wellington, Coastal Retreat offers an idyllic setting for horse enthusiasts seeking adventure and relaxation. Our facility is designed to cater to all your equestrian needs, providing you and your horse with a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Miles of Scenic Trails

Our beach boasts miles of stunning coastline and forest tracks perfect for exploration. Imagine galloping along the wide-open beaches, feeling the sea breeze, and hearing the waves crash nearby. Our forest trails offer a serene and shaded ride through beautiful woodlands. Whether you prefer the open expanse of the beach or the tranquil paths through the forest, there's something for every rider to enjoy.  On those hot sunny days, its a perfect beach for swimming with your four legged friends.


With Pip’s personal background in Mediaeval Skill at arms on horse back, we hope to be introducing some of these activities in the future for our guests to try and also a orienteering/cowboy challenge course with obstacles set out through our trees....its next on the list!