Departs:Varying times depending on tide. 249 Moylans Lane, Empire Vale (South Ballina)
Group Ride:2-6 riders.
Couples Ride:2 riders
Half-Day Tours:Pickup is only available for groups of 4 or more. Maximum group size is 6 persons.
Conditions:Min age - 10 years, Max weight - 95kgs, Max height - 190cms,
Tassiriki Ranch is a 39 acre horse ranch just 800 metres from secluded South Ballina Beach offering boutique horse riding on the beach 7 days a week. The business and staff are fully accredited and the horses are in beautiful condition.
Customers with their own transportcan choose from ride durations of 1.5 or 2 hours and ride types of either Couples Ride (2 riders) or Group Ride (2-6 riders)
.Couples requiring pickupfrom their place of accommodation in Byron Bay, Lennox Head, or Ballina should select theHalf-Day Tourfeaturing a 1.5 hour group beach ride (min 4 riders).
Customers arrive at the Ranch at least 30 mins prior to the ride time. We saddle up in secure area, give a brief riding lesson, then leave the property and head down past the sugar cane fields, through the coastal bush reserve, and down onto secluded South Ballina Beach. We ride along the beach in and out of the water. After the ride customers relax in a covered outdoor area and enjoy complimentary refreshments (soft drink, light beer, wine, champagne) and nibbles. Daily ride times vary with the tides. We provide safety helmets and riding boots, customers should wear long pants, bring a baseball cap (if they have one) and a pair of socks. Sunglasses and sun screen are recommended.
Departing from Byron Bay your tour follows the coast road south passing through the beachside towns of Suffolk Park, Lennox Head, and Balllina. On the way you have the opportunity to see some of the best beaches on the New South Wales North Coast. From Ballina your tour crosses the Richmond River by car ferry to little-known South Ballina. A short drive alongside the Richmond River brings you to Tassiriki Ranch. On arriving you are greeted by owners Chris and Helen who will ensure you enjoy your visit to their horse ranch. The return trip to Byron Bay again follows the coast road for another chance to explore the great beaches along the way with a brief stop at popular Pat Morton's scenic lookout.