Beach riding at its best

Horse riders on the beach, Worimi Conservation Lands

Horse riding on the beach on WCL

Worimi Conservation Lands provides one of the few beach-based horse riding opportunities in the greater Newcastle–Port Stephens area.

Horse riding is permitted on the beachfront, and in those areas behind the beachfront where driving is also permitted. Riders must avoid beach vegetation, cultural material and sites.

Horse riding is not permitted on management trails or in the forested areas of the WCL. It is recognised that some riders enjoy riding in bushland – extensive horse riding opportunities in a bushland setting are available in Medowie State Conservation Area, and in Wallaroo, Karuah and Columbey national parks.

Organised groups visit the WCL to ride and consents have been issued for groups to ride on the beach.

There is a licensed commercial operator providing horse riding experiences on the beach, swale and dune area of the WCL and neighbouring dunes.