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Tour code: 5365HR
Experience the natural beauty Queensland on horseback! Travel through the rainforest, sugarcane fields and mangroves on a horse-riding tour suitable for novices and experienced riders alike. You’ll stop for billy tea, a traditional Australian tea made over a campfire, and enjoy a lunch or snack, depending on the time of your tour. When booking, select from three departure times. Hotel transport from Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches hotels is included.


  • Horseback ride through sugarcane fields and part of the rainforest
  • Soak up the lush landscape of the Cairns area in a leisurely way
  • Suitable for absolute beginners or experienced horseback riders
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choose from three departure times

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What You Can Expect

Horse Riding Tour from Cairns

Half-Day Horseback Riding Tour from Cairns or Palm Cove

After hotel pickup, your Cairns horseback-riding tour starts with a safety introduction and short riding lesson. You’ll be matched up with one of the horses, all of whom have gentle natures, and then take off into the wilderness.

Follow your guide along trails that wander through pockets of rainforest, sugarcane fields and mangroves, and pause by a large watering hole to look for native wildlife like geese, birds and maybe even a crocodile. Then stop for a cup of billy tea, made the old-fashioned Aussie way over a campfire. When you return to the ranch, your tour ends with a hot dog lunch for morning departures or light snacks for the afternoon tour.

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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