Mornington Peninsula Horse Riding Beach & Bush - 2 Hours

Help code: 2432-10A3
Tour Duration: 2:00 hours

Reasons they will it

  • 2 hour bush and sandy beach horse ride
  • The signature horse ride
  • Magnificent views
  • No experience necessary
  • Professional guides
  • Suitable for beginners & experienced riders

This gift voucher for a signature ride will give the gift voucher recipient a wonderful horse riding experience in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula located just outside of Melbourne. This memorable horse ride will take riders along a bushland track that heads towards the ocean beach for approximately 45 minutes before the horses then climb over lofty sand dunes and down onto a beautiful sandy beach where they will often walk in the rock-protected ocean water.

Inexperienced riders are welcome as instructors will be on hand to help, while the ride consists mostly of walking and slow trotting on the backs of the calm and well-trained horses. The recipient will feel the perfect combination of relaxation and exhilaration as they ride along the stunning beach and the waves crash over the nearby rocks while the wind blows against their face - truly a memorable outing for couples, kids, and animal-lovers in general!

Riders are asked to wear long pants and closed in shoes with a substantial upper. Flowing and loose clothes are not permitted as they can scare the horses. Purchase a gift voucher for a 2-hour horse ride at beautiful Mornington Peninsula here.

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Important stuff


  • 2 hours horse trail ride.
  • Professionally trained guides.
  • Suitable for beginners and experienced riders.


  • The ride begins along a bushland track heading towards the ocean beach for about 45 minutes. Horses then climb over lofty sand dunes and down onto a beautiful sandy beach where horses often walk in the rock protected ocean water. Our instructors are there to help inexperienced riders and the ride involves mainly walking but will include some slow trotting on the way to the beach.
  • Views along the coastline from the sand dunes are spectacular and surfers and even whales can often be seen. Once on the beach, riders who our guides deem to be competent may trot along the beautiful St Andrews ocean beach.
  • Riders can choose to walk along the shoreline as we have a minimum of 2 instructors on our rides. The exhilaration of riding along the beach as the waves crash over the nearby rocks with the wind blowing in your face is both breath-taking and memorable.


  • Tours depart at 12pm everyday except Wednesday. 9.30am also available on Saturday
  • Tours depart from150 Sandy Rd, Fingal, VIC, approximately a 1-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your ride departure time
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • This tour is approximately 2 hours. This tour operates every day except Christmas Day.

What To Bring

  • For your own safety and comfort, we require you to wear long pants and enclosed shoes.
  • Jeans and runners are quite acceptable. Soft canvas shoes are not advisable.
  • Loose or flowing clothing such as scarves can scare other horses and are not permitted on the ride.
  • You can bring a small camera with you and there will be an opportunity to take photos on the ride. We have small 'bum bags' to carry your camera. Larger cameras may not be taken.

Additional Information

  • Unfortunately customers over 100kgs cannot ride. Many of our 70 horses are not able to carry big weights for too long and weight restrictions may apply for riders between 90 and 100kgs. Restrictions vary according to a customer's height and riding experience. Please contact our staff if you have any questions regarding weight restrictions.
  • The ride will still go out in the rain, so if it is forecast to rain bring a waterproof jacket. We do not cancel a ride because of rain as some of the best scenery is seen on overcast days. In the rare case where we do cancel a ride due to electrical storms, we will notify you and arrange to reschedule your ride.
  • All of our staff have experience working with horses, have first aid qualifications and undergo regular in-house training.
  • We do not allow any of our horses to gallop. If you are confident and competent, there are opportunities to canter.
  • The minimum age for this ride is 10 years. Younger ages can be accommodated on private rides & those with considerable riding experience.

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase.
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience.
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient.
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Why people loved this gift

3 reviews
RIKA KAWAZOE 8 months ago

ビーチの乗馬に、一人で参加しました。簡単な馬の乗り方、軽速歩のやり方などの説明がありスタートです。実際はビーチまでの道のりの方が長く、ビーチに居たのは10分程度でした。途中の道のりはブッシュみたいな感じで馬上で立ち上がった時に枝で頭を打ちそうな感じでなかなか難しかったです。途中、かなり砂埃ひどいのでマスクがあると良いかもしれません。帰ったあと鼻をかむと真っ黒でした。 なかなか日本では味わえない乗馬経験ができると思います。楽しかったのでぜひ!次は別のもっと長いコースに参加したいと思います。一人で参加も全く問題なかったですよ!

Hiranthi 1 year ago

Amazing & entertaining experience. Another bucket list item fulfilled thanks to Gunnamatta Trail Rides. It was my first time on a horse and felt at ease. The weather was perfect and adored my horse named Chuck. Friendly and passionate guides (Josh & Trif), and group and could not have asked for a better birthday experience. Looking forward to another ride soon. Giddy-up!

Kate Chapman 3 years ago

It was 34 degrees and there wasn't an option to take a water bottle with us on a 2 hour horse riding trek. The website also says it's a 1 hour drive from the city. It is a 2 hour drive in traffic. The guides were great, the trail and beach ride was amazing and the instructors knew their stuff. The facilities at the ranch were also great.

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