Rainbow Beach the gateway to Fraser Island.
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We are an inclusive business where everyone is welcome, LGBIT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual doesn't matter to us as long as you love horses.

We offer a unique experience with a variety of different horse ride adventures to choose from. Our beach ride is set in one on the most beautiful beaches you will ever visit, pristine sands with crystal clear waters and brilliant blue skies. We often see whales and dolphins during migration season.

We also offer full moon beach rides, half day country rides, a country full moon ride, and even multi day rides. For experienced riders, guests can enjoy swimming in the ocean whilst riding bareback. Plus personalised rides for special occasions, or any special event you would like to make a truly memorable one.

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides cater for all levels of riding abilities from beginners through to experienced riders. We take photos on every ride, which we make available to our guests at the end of the ride, with no extra charge.

We do have age and weight restrictions, please view guidelines.

We offer a unique experience with a variety of different horse ride adventures to choose from. Our beach ride is very popular, as it is set in one on the most beautiful beaches you will ever visit, pristine sands with crystal clear waters and brilliant blue skies. We hold the only permit in existence to ride along the section of beach where no other vehicles are allowed.

We also offer full moon beach rides, half day country rides, a country full moon ride, which starts at midday and goes though into the evening, and even multi day rides. For experienced riders, guests can enjoy swimming in the ocean whilst riding bareback.

We also offer personalised rides for special occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or any special event you would like to make a truly memorable one. We have witnessed many marriage proposals and been privileged to be part of numerous weddings.

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides cater for all levels of riding abilities from absolute beginners through to experienced riders. We take photos on every ride, which we make available to our guests at the end of the ride, at no extra charge.

Age – Guests from 10 years (unless experienced riders) and over. Private family rides are also offered for groups with younger children. We offer short (10 mins) rides from our yards for guests under 10.

Weight Guidelines – We strictly follow the industry standard of 95 kg weight limit for our horse safety and guest comfort. If you are over this weight and an experienced rider, please contact us prior to booking. Guests will not be able to ride and no refunds can be issued for guests over this weight limit if you have not been in touch with our team prior to riding.  Thank you for your understanding

Rainbow Beach is approximately 3 hours north of Brisbane and 90 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast. Rainbow Beach has an abundance of accommodation to suit every style and budget.

All our guides are experienced and certified, and are happy to assist you with riding tips and helpful advice. We aim to make each ride a safe, fun and memorable one. Safety helmets are provided for all guests.

Andrew and the team would love you to join us for a spectacular riding experience. We are here to help with any questions you may have and believe in giving personal service, so please feel free to contact us phone on: 0412 174 337 or by email using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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Beach Ride – $150

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

Join us for this horse riding adventure along the magnificent Rainbow Beach. This world-renowned beach is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Clean clear water, soft white sand and amazing views. READ MORE

Only place in the world where you can ride horses into the ocean

Swimming Ride – $300

Experienced Riders only

The Swimming Ride is only open to experienced riders, as we ride the horses bareback into the ocean, where both horse and rider can enjoy the beautiful waters of Rainbow beach. An amazing and unique experience. READ MORE

Rainbow Beach at sunset, absolutely amazing to watch.

Full Moon Beach Ride – $250

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

Held once a month on the night of the full moon, we journey along picturesque Rainbow Beach whilst the sun is setting and watch the moon rise over the ocean. Enjoy the magic of the full moon. READ MORE

Horse riding through natural bush land, across creeks and over mountains

Country Day Ride – $250

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

This ride starts and finishes at our farm in Goomboorian and includes a delicious meal with refreshments. We regularly see native wildlife on our journey. READ MORE

Full moon adventures, celebrate with us on a country full moon ride.

Country Full Moon Ride – $300

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

The Country Full Moon Ride sets off from the farm and includes a hearty lunch, before venturing to the top of Mount Goomboorian where we watch the sun set and the full moon rise, whilst enjoying some refreshments and taking in the amazing views from around the campfire. READ MORE

Wedding on horseback, marriage proposal, renew your vows, birthday celebrations.

Personalised Ride – By Request

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

Our Personalised Beach Rides can be designed to meet most requests.  A picnic on the beach is very popular. We have also been privileged to part of many marriage proposals, weddings and birthday celebrations. Please contact us and we’ll help to make your dreams come true. READ MORE

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides also runs campdraft

Campdraft Clinics – By Request

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

This is a weekend clinic run by Rod Cotter, who is an extremely accomplished campdrafter. He has the ability get the best out of all riders, so this clinic is suitable for all experience levels. READ MORE

2 - 7 days rides through beautiful coastal bush land of Queensland

Multi Day Ride – By Request

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

Multi day rides are tailored for individual riders or groups. Packages available range from overnight up to 7 days, this includes all meals and various accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements. READ MORE

Romantic getaway with a difference, overnight horse riding adventure.

Overnight Ride – By Request

All experience levels welcome.
Riders must be 10 years and over.

Overnight rides can be tailored for individual requests. With various camping options including, a full glamping set up (glamous camping) or a sleeping under the stars in a swag. READ MORE

BEACH RIDES

HOW TO FIND US

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. 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.

COUNTRY RIDES

HOW TO FIND US

84 Henry Road, Goomboorian QLD 4570
Approximately 2 hours north of Brisbane you will from the rural town of Gympie. From there follow the signs to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach. Goomboorian is located 20 minutes east of Gympie on the road that takes you to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach.

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, so he knows the land very well.

If you are having difficulty find us click on the map below for more detailed instructions.

CONTACT DETAILS

RAINBOW BEACH HORSE RIDES
PROPRIETOR: ANDREW MCCARTHY
PHONE: 0412 174 337

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

POSTAL ADDRESS:
84 HENRY ROAD
GOOMBOORIAN QLD 4570

ABN: 53 690 207 630

EMAIL US

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