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We manage two main trail areas for horse rider recreation - Clive-Tukituki, and Awatoto-Puketapu. Another bridle trail alongside the Tukituki Trail is maintained by the local horse-riders group.
The Council manages two main trail areas for horse rider recreation:
Another bridle trail is alongside the Tukituki Trail in Central Hawke's Bay but is maintained by the local horse-riders group.
Like the Cycle Trails, the horse trails are set apart, safe and scenic places for horse rider use. These two types of trail are often near each other. In some places they intersect. Please show discretion, caution, courtesy and share with care – for the ongoing use for all trail users.
Look for the Hawke's Bay Regional Parks and Open Spaces brochure at i-sites and other visitor centres.
This horse trail runs from Clive, along ‘Muddy Creek’ estuary to the Tukituki River as far as River Road. There’s a mix of riverside trails by stopbanks with coastal views and rural outlook.
Look for the Horse Trail signs. See below for the route, map and parking info, so you know where to go.
There is a spar for those who can jump and a locked gate next to it. Keys are available.
the Regional Council requires keyholders to sign a user register (contact Vince Byrne on 06 845 9230).
NOTE: Horses may not use the trail top on the stopbank (even if cattle are present there). The river is grazed constantly. Please leave gates/ tapes as you find them.
Be alert to potholes and river debris – this is a dynamic river area.
This horse trail runs from Awatoto to Puketapu Pub (main beside Tutaekuri River). 16km ride with a mix of riverside trails and a short on-road section. The trail is below stopbanks and beside the river with a rural outlook.
See below for the route, map and parking info, so you know where to go.
TIP: If doing this ride, contact Mary at Puketapu Pub 06 844 7206 in advance, regarding availability of the paddock to tether horses, so you can enjoy a pub lunch.
Registration is required. Gate Keys - $10.00 - from Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Contact us on 06 845 9230 for more information..
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