Welcome to Golden Sands Horse & Wagon Tours, on the Barrytown beach ~ West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.


Murphy has passed away very suddenly for no reason the vets could find. Tours will not be happening until we are confident our new horse is ready. Thanks for every ones sympathies and wishes, we are completely heartbroken.


Come and meet Murphy the Clydesdale, our cuddly gentle giant who will take you on a unique and tranquil journey back in time.

Golden Sands Horse and Wagon Tours offers you the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of the early pioneers, down one of New Zealand’s most beautiful, unspoiled wild West Coast beaches. On the way, learn about our rich ‘Coast Road’ gold mining and pioneer heritage as if you were a part of it yourself.

The pace is relaxed, with plenty of time for exploring. Activities include gem stone collecting, (Barrytown beach is the best jade hunting beach in NZ), making damper bread, boiling the billy over an open fire, wildlife spotting and photography.

Horse & Wagon Tours’ Prices

Adults $60, children under 12 $30.
Cash payments please.

What to bring

We have some things to make your trip more enjoyable, like sun screen and insect repellent.

We may be able to accommodate special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and promotions. It may be possible for us to travel locally to provide this special service. Please inquire if you would like a quote.