Dune Lakes Lodge is situated on the South Kaipara Head Peninsula – less than an hours drive from central Auckland.  The Victorian villa is one of New Zealand’s most charming retreats - a perfect place to rest, relax and unwind. 

Our homestead is adjacent to the beautiful Lake Kereta, close to Woodhill Forest and Muriwai Beach - a few kilometres to the west. 

Our Equine Centre offers: 


1.  Groups provide own tents and trucks using our fridge, BBQ & toilet facilities - $20 per person per night

2. Groups use bunkroom facilities using our fridge, BBQ & toilet facilities - $25 per person per night

 3. We run our own riding camp programmes which individuals, clubs or groups may attend.   We cater for every age, level of experience or riding discipline. Whether a beginner rider or an experienced horseperson – learning horse skills which improve the relationship with your horse and  overcome any issues like float loading, catching, plus improved safety on & around horses & competition results. During your stay you will: develop sound groundwork skills which will be incorporated into your flatwork riding, jumping lessons & trekking;  learn how to work a horse at liberty; observe the interaction of a large herd of  horses & ponies; learn the basics of roundpen & ropework skills; experience “horse starting”  & watch a barefoot horse being trimmed & learn about natural horse & hoofcare. Including: use of horse/pony or grazing if you bring your own horse, accommodation, meals, tuition, supervised guided rides to lake, forest & beach.  Campfire & lake swimming weather permitting.   

Arrive 12 noon Monday - finish Friday 2pm ………...  $450 

Riding Holidays: Beach & Forest Treks;  Lessons;  Natural Horsemanship;  Camps;  Equine Facilitated  Learning & Teambuilding;  Horse Starting; Horse Training;  Natural Horse & Hoofcare;   Seminars; Equine Rehabilitation - lameness & behavioural

Dune Lakes Lodge is available for Pony/Adult Riding Clubs or bring/join a group riding holiday.  Enjoy our superb off road, mud free riding.