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  • Location:Cairns and Palm Cove
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Horse Riding Tour from Cairns

Explore sugarcane fields, rainforest and mangroves on a horse-riding tour from Cairns, Palm Cove or the Northern Beaches. Perfect for beginners or experienced riders, your horseback ride will take you through beautiful countryside with a stop for a ‘billy’ tea over a camp fire. Choose from three departures and enjoy a traditional Aussie hot dog lunch!


  • Horseback ride through sugarcane fields, mangroves and pockets of rainforest
  • Choice of three departures
  • Suitable for absolute beginners or experienced horseback riders
  • All necessary equipment included

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What You Can Expect

Horse Riding Tour from Cairns

Half-Day Horseback Riding Tour from Cairns or Palm Cove

Become an urban cowboy on your horse riding tour through the mangroves, sugarcane fields and pockets of rainforest. You’ll be matched with a horse -- all who have friendly and calm natures, before a safety briefing and a short introductory riding lesson. Then it's giddy-up as you ride along nature trails to the large waterhole that is home to native birds and the resident flock of geese. If you're lucky you might even spot a crocodile! Take a break with a cup of tea made the old fashioned way over a camp fire before riding back to the ranch.

After your ride, enjoy a traditional Aussie hot dog lunch (morning departures) or light refreshments and snacks (afternoon departure).

Customer Reviews

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a great time Horseback riding! The staff from Blazing Saddles was wonderful. They met us at our ship and pointed out all the sights in Cairns to and from our riding experience. We were very happy!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Friendly and flexible staff. You are not able to take pictures. They have a photographer on staff.

Nini Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Great day, wonderful staff, lots of fun, highly recommended!

Karen H

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Ladies and fella leading trip were professional, safety conscious and courteous. Nice ride but would have liked it to be longer. Horses well behaved

Randi A

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

You get a one on one experience with a guide throughout the area. The horse I rode was tame. It was great fun.

Kathleen O

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Great guide! Different way to see the country, besides being in a bus!


4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

we had a great time on this tour would do it again :)

Colette C

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Lovely tour. Felt a bit rushed as we arrived. Would be helpful if they listed the items we needed for riding or that we weren't allowed to bring cameras beforehand.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2015

The tour was pretty plainish, worth for someone wants to experience to sit on the horse and let it walk around.

Carolyn K

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2014

I didn't realize the trip would be so short; it was very difficult to tell from the website description about the length of the horseback ride. (We were in the saddle less than 1-1/4 hours). The guide was great, but we mostly made figure 8's through the sugar cane fields and a portion of the rainforest, and it was easy to tell we'd covered the same territory before. I did get to canter and trot a short bit, which was fun, and you don't always get to do that on a trail ride. I would have preferred a longer ride with a real "destination" as a goal.

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