Unlike many horse riding places you may have visited, we offer a truly memorable horse riding experience. No boring trails or dejected horses in our family, in fact our horses love to go for rides and meet new people. If you would like more information about any of the rides we offer or just a chat to discuss what you can expect, we are always happy to talk to our guests.


What if the weather is bad?

We ride in most weather conditions. especially if there is light rain as we often get to see the most amazing rainbows on these days.  If there is a weather event which makes it unsafe to conduct our ride then we will either reschedule or arrange a refund.

What is the minimum age?

Our minimum age is 12 years and over, without extensive previous riding experience. If you have under 12’s that would like to ride, please contact us as we can arrange private family ride. Or we so also offer shorter 10 minute ride led rides for our younger guests from our yards on Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach.  This is a great opportunity for lots of great photos and the children can hold the reins as a staff member walks alongside.  Just give us a call if you would like more information.

Is there a weight limit?

The horses in our team are very important to us and even with regular breaks and good tack, one of the most difficult issues is ensuring horses don’t develop sore backs.  Although our horses are well bred, fit and health quarter horses (or QH types), the terrain we are travelling can be challenging for safety and comfort of both horses and riders.

We therefore follow the industry standard guidelines weight limit of 95 kg / 14.95 stone / 210 pounds.
This isn’t an exact science as a taller / more experienced rider, who may exceed this weight limit, may ride lighter on the horse’s back.  For the health and welfare of our horses however, please give us a ring on 0412 174 337 and check with us first if you are over the weight guidelines.
Please be advised, we will not able to let you ride if you are over the limit for our horses to carry.  Please ensure when you call to check availability you let us know your accurate weight so we can ensure an appropriate horse and saddle is available for you.
No refunds can be issued if inaccurate weight is provided, and/or exceeding the weight limit on the day of the ride.
Thank you for your understanding, and we do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety and welfare of our horses and guests must come first.

Bookings and Availability – If you are interested in booking a horse ride online click here.

If you’d like to find out more about the rides we offer or availability,
please don’t hesitate to call us on 0412 174 337 or email us using the contact form below.

Bookings are essential due to our small group sizes.
We take a deposit at the time of booking and an email booking confirmation will be sent with
more details on what to wear on the day of your ride and what to bring along.

Our aim is to give each and every rider the best possible experience and we are happy to work with you to achieve this.



23 Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach QLD 4581
Rainbow Beach is the gateway to Fraser Island and located approximately 3 hours drive from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.

From Brisbane head north on the Bruce Highway towards Gympie, and then follow the signs to Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay.

Once you enter Rainbow Beach main township, you will find a sign on the left  to Clarkson Drive and Inskip Point. Our yards are located approximately 400 metres from the corner and we are on the left hand side, next to the water filling station.

We are the only horse riding business in town, so you can't miss us.

We are within very easy walking distance from the main street and nearby accommodation.



84 Henry Road, Goomboorian QLD 4570
Approximately 2.5 hours north of Brisbane  or 1.5 hours from the Sunshine Coast, heading towards Gympie. Once you reach Gympie follow the signs to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach.

Goomboorian is located 20 minutes east of Gympie on the road on the Tin Can Bay Road (second road on the left after passing the Bernard Petroleum Fuel Stop).This is where we start and finish our country rides.

This beautiful piece of land is owned by Andrew McCarthy, the owner of Rainbow Beach Horse Rides and his family, so he knows the land very well.Click on the map below for more detailed instructions.


PHONE: 0412 174 337

MONDAY - SUNDAY: 8:00AM - 6:00PM


Beach Horse Rides
23 Clarkson Dr, Rainbow Beach QLD
Country Horse Rides
84 Henry Rd, Goomboorian QLD 4570
ABN: 53 690 207 630