Where to ride horses on the beach in Queensland

If you’ve dreamt of riding a horse along a windswept beach, there are a number of places to give it a go along the Queensland coast. You don’t need to own a horse to ride one along an ocean beach.

From the Sunshine Coast to Cape Tribulation, you can find a horse riding school to get you on your way. Here are some to consider:

Noosa Horses

Riding south to the Noosa river mouth, take in views of Noosa main beach and the National Park. It’s not uncommon to see dolphins in Laguna Bay and whales during winter. There’s variety of birdlife on the Noosa North Shore — among the favourites are the Brahminy kites, Sea eagles and Pied oystercatchers. Heading back you’ll look up to Teewah Beach and the coloured sands. On a really clear day, you can even see Double Island point.

Equathon Horse Riding

The private nature of the tour allows for extra instruction and personalised tuition, making it safe for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced riders. These riding tours are ideal for families or riders with less experience, while children as young as seven can be accommodated with prior notice.

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

This world-renowned beach is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with clean clear water, soft white sand and amazing views. Rainbow Beach is famous for its coloured sands, pristine coastline and natural bushland. You will be able to view all this and more during a beach ride. No other vehicles are allowed on this part of the beach, so it is an experience you will never forget. Riding helmets are provided for safety as well as a waterproof camera, should you need them.

Horseshoe Bay Ranch

For more than 30 years Horseshoe Bay Ranch has provided travellers from all over the world with the truly magical experience of swimming with their horse in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, Magnetic Island. Imagine yourself trekking on horseback through native Australian bushland and arriving at a pristine beach where you can unsaddle your horse and experience the sensation of riding it bareback into the ocean.

Cape Trib Horse Rides

Experience the unique meeting place of the Daintree Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef and Myall Beach at Cape Tribulation. Discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in Australia while horse riding here. Meander through the Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest living rainforests in the world. Sit back and enjoy the leisurely pace and beautiful views as you pass through luscious paddocks and along winding river beds until reaching the spectacular Myall Beach.