Cairns Horse Riding Tours - Half Day Morning-Afternoon

Tour Code: 35

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

2nd Child Travels FREE
  • You’ll explore our cane farm on a tranquil trek through rainforest and bushland, and if you’re feeling confident after your horse riding lesson, be sure to let the experts know you’d like to join them in a safe trot. 
  • There are so many opportunities to snap a unique selfie-  be sure to capture yourself sitting on a magnificent horse with a billabong in the background; you can tell everyone back home the lagoon is home to a real Saltwater crocodile!
  • The sugarcane farm on your tour is a stunning labyrinth of bushland and jungle, which you’ll adore on your relaxing horseback ride. And for a little more fast-paced adventure, why not talk to your tour operator about discovering this coastal valley by an ATV quad bike?

Included In Price

  • Courtesy transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches
  • All Equipment and safety gear provided
  • All Tuition - No experience necessary
  • Tea & Coffee

You’ll begin your Cairns horse riding tour by arriving at a vast and lush working sugarcane farm, 10 minutes north of Cairns. The bushland settings are a wondrous landscape of native wilderness, rainforest thickets, and a sparkling cool lagoon.

Cairns Horse Riding Tours 

Take a half day horse ride on a working sugar cane farm in Cairns and see the wetlands and iconic Australian wildlife as you ride the horseback trails.

Our Cairns horse rides are suitable for beginners, children and experienced riders. 

Our horse riding tours in Cairns are also a great activity for cruise ship passengers coming into Yorkeys Knob or the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal as they can choose to join any of our 3 horse riding tour times from early in the morning to later in the afternoon.

No experience is necessary to embark on your horse riding tour, our riding guides will have you paired with a lovely horse that will match your riding skill or confidence.

You’ll find a horse ready to meander if relaxation is your desire, and a little more spirited steeds for those who’d like an adventurous trot.

Your expert tour guides are as friendly as the horses, and will present you with a complimentary riding lesson to get you comfortable in the saddle to begin your trek into famed Australian bushland and small jungle rainforest.

We take our Cairns horse riding groups around the banks of a billabong on the working sugar cane farm where you will see native Australian wildlife.

This vast, lily-pad laden pond is where you’ll have an opportunity to see a genuine pre-historic crocodile in the wild, but be aware, stay away from the waters edge as he can be very snappy!

And keep your eyes peeled for colorful snakes and lizards darting across your sun-speckled path, and birds of paradise in the regal old trees.

If part of your group are not keen horse riders they can take a ride on the ATV and Quad bikes.

Begin your Cairns Horse Riding Tour

Start your day coasting along a tropical highway on an air-conditioned coach in Cairns to meet your horse.

Upon arrival at the beautiful beach village of Yorkeys Knob, you’ll enter the vast working sugarcane farm, which is home to your Cairns horse riding centre today.

This farm is run by locals, and you’ll find the picturesque surroundings just as exciting as your horse riding tour.

This is Cairns first and oldest horse riding tour experience in Tropical North Queensland, you’ll not only be inspired to relax and breathe in the country air on this tropical trek, but the expert guidance you’ll receive will have you riding your horse like a pro in no time. 

Your Personal Horse and Complimentary Lesson

Before meandering through the bushland, you’ll receive a brief safety presentation and horse riding lesson to enrich your adventure!

Gain easy knowledge on how to steer your horse, sit comfortably in the saddle, and move with the horse’s tranquil pace.

You’ll be paired with a horse according to your level of skill, though no previous horse riding experience is necessary.

This Cairns horse riding tour is a combination of sightseeing and a relaxing, yet invigorating ride.  

Each horse has a welcoming personality and charming disposition, and are all likewise exceptionally trained to carry children, novices, and those with a spot of nerves in the saddle on a safe and gentle ride.

Surrounding Attractions

With a close up view of the wild citrine and emerald evergreen of legendary Australian bushland.

They’ll be towering palms, ghost gums and vivid rare flowers to admire on your travels, and the superb mountains you see on the cusp of the lowlands is our Great Diving Range.

Our horse riding trail takes us on a tour around the shores of an 18 acre billabong that is a known home to crocodiles, just one of our extra natural attractions for visitors.

You’ll find an alluring world of flora, fauna and panoramic discovery on this Cairns horse riding tour.

See more Cairns horse riding tours.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From


Departure Time
  • 8:45am pick up - 12:00noon return - ride duration 1hour1/4
  • 10:45am pick up - 2:00pm return - ride duration 1hour1/4
  • 12:45pm pick up - 4:00pm return - ride duration 1hour1/4
Departure Instructions
  • Pick ups from Cairns and Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation available.
  • If making own way to Yorkeys Knob farm, please arrive 15 minutes before chosen tour.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Specific pick up time from accommodation will be advised by your tour operator upon booking

Yorkeys Knob

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas and New Years Day


HR1 8.45am-12pm
HR2 10.45am-2pm
HR3 12.45pm-4pm

Available for Purchase / Hire


Fitness Level Required



Weight: Up to 105 Kg / 231 Lb

Additional Information
  • Our horses are exceptionally well treated and maintained and all have a friendly nature (like our tour guides!) We will match each guest with a horse that compliments the riders experience and ability.
  • Customers are required to sign a 'waiver of liability' form.
  • Liabilities waver to be signed on day. Passengers under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf. Not recommended for pregnant women.
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Long pants
  • Camera
  • T-Shirt or jumper (no singlets or sleeveless shirts please)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Peaked cap (optional)
  • Covered shoes and socks (no thongs or sandals please)
  • cash or credit cards for lunch, snacks, drinks, souvenirs and professional photos

  • 2nd Child Travels FREE when booking 2 adults & 2 Children
  • Children 4 to 14 years of age. (a "waiver of liability" form has to be signed by a legal guardian for children under 18 years of age)

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Cancellations must be advised before 48 hours. Please note there is no refund within a 24 hour time frame.

Cairns Horse Riding Tours - Half Day Morning-Afternoon

Tour Code: 35

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

2nd Child Travels FREE



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$105.00
Family: au$375.00

Tour Code: 35



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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