Here at Cape Tribulation Horse Rides we get asked a lot of questions from our eager and valued customers. We want you to have the best riding experience possible so to put your mind at ease we have answered some of these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.
If you have a question or query that is not answered below then please feel free to contact us.
1. Do I Need Any Horse Riding Experience?
Absolutely no previous horse riding experience is necessary on our horse riding tours. Our staff will provide a basic riding and safety briefing prior to the start of your ride.
On the other hand, if you have some horse riding experience we will cater to your skills and provide an adequate horse during the briefing stage.
2. Are There Any Rider Restrictions?
Age – The minimum age is 5 years old and anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under the age of 13 may go faster than a walk at the guides discretion.
Weight – We have a strict maximum weight limit of 102kg / 225lbs / 16st. Please be advised that these limits have been set by our insurance company and we must also consider the welfare of our horses.
3. What Should I Wear and Bring With Me?
We suggest that customers wear closed toe footwear. This can be trainers, shoes or boots. In the instance that you do not have any of these we have a limited stock of footwear for you to use.
Depending on the weather you may want to bring sun cream, water, sunglasses and/or a rain jacket, as we can often be hit with both sunshine and rain during a horse ride tour.
Our horses are also equipped with saddle bags for anything you want to bring along during the ride such as your camera or phone.
4. Will I Be Required To Wear A Helmet?
Yes, all customers have to wear a helmet for safety reasons and this will be provided to you during the briefing stage of the horse ride.
5. How Many Customers Do You Have On Each Horse Ride?
We have a maximum of 8 customers on a ride.
6. How Many Guides Do You Have On Each Horse Ride?
We have a minimum of 1 guide for every 4 customers on the ride.
7. Can I Take Photographs During The Horse Ride?
Yes, you can bring your camera and phone along during the ride. There are plenty of opportunities to snap that perfect travel photograph while riding through the luscious paddocks, captivating rain forest and the beautiful beach.
8. How Long Does The Horse Riding Tour Last?
From pick up point to drop off, the tour is roughly 2 hours in duration and actual horse riding time is approximately 1.5 hours.
9. Is It Safe?
Yes, with experienced guides on every horse ride you have nothing to worry about except snapping that perfect photograph and savouring the experience.
Prior to every ride we will have a safety brief where helmets and footwear will be issued, basic training given and any further questions addressed.
Occasionally we encounter some of the Daintree’s amazing wildlife and all this can be managed by our guides.
10. Is It Fun?
Very! But don’t just take our word for it, try a ride for yourself. Being situated at the junction of the Daintree rainforest and Myall Beach, our horse rides are a one-of-a-kind experience with breathtaking scenery.
11. What Is The Cancellation Policy?
Customers must give 24 hours notice for any cancellations in order to receive a full refund.
Cape Tribulation is in the heart of Queensland’s Tropical zone, so wild weather can sometimes occur. In the rare occasion that extreme conditions cause us to cancel the ride, a full refund will be given to all our customers.
12. What Will I See And Do During The Ride?
The ride will depart from our beautiful stables where, during a clear day, you will see the infamous peak of Mount Sorrow. We will then walk down through our paddocks and into the vibrant Daintree Rainforest. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of some of the incredible wildlife in action.
As we pass the flowing creek you should keep your eyes peeled for our resident crocodile who swims through the water or bathes on the other side of the bank. As we emerge out of the rainforest we then take our first steps on the beautiful Myall Beach and if the conditions are right we may even take the horses out for a paddle to cool off.
On the way back we pass through the rainforest again and be sure to keep your eyes out for the 400-500 year old strangler tree and then it’s a brisk walk back through a different paddock as we return to the stables.
You will have a chance to walk, trot and canter with the horses at various times during the ride and this depends on your ability and confidence.