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Tauranga Beaches

Tauranga City Council have recently been forced to allow horses on most beaches in the area (see story). The only banned areas will be Mauao, Mount Main Beach, Moturiki Island and Pilot Bay.

Managed by: Tauranga City Council

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Horses are also banned from being ridden along beaches within 100 metres of marae, unless the horse is being walked.

Tuapiro Point, Katikati

Dispensation from the Western BOP bylaw has been won (May 2009), and riders may also ride on Tuapiro Point. Please ensure that all manure is removed, be courteous to other users and comply with all signs to ensure that access is maintained.

Matakana Island

Private land which allows horse camps by arrangement. Access across the sand bars at low tide. Guided rides, and overnight stays. Approx $200 per weekend, per rider (including meals, accomodation, guide etc) - but check for prices.

Managed by: Privately Owned

More Information and Bookings
: Hone Ngatai Phone 027 270 2265

Tauranga Racecourse- Arena

Tauranga Equestrian Sports Assoc (TESA) manage an all weather arena, which is available for hire (on non race days). Access is via key which can be obtained on a daily hire basis from Greerton Equestrian Supplies, or by 6monthly or yearly registration with TESA.

For More details contact Molly Knapton Phone 07 543 3380

SummerHill Farm

Managed by: Privately Owned

319 Reid Road, Tauranga  Phone: 07 5421838

This private farm owned by the Blackely's is open to recreational activities from dawn-dusk, 7 days a week. Shared trails, so please take care, mixture of forest and farmland.

This is still a working farm, so please make sure you leave all gates as you find them, and take care not to disturb stock. Sign the visitors book, and leave a donation (or volunteer for the monthly working bees).

Co development with Western Bay of Plenty and Rotorua District Councils... see more