Horse-riding on a secluded North Island beach is one of the activities included in the series and accompanying BBC book Unforgettable Things To Do Before You Die; examiner.com reporter Jenna Voigt decides to complete the challenge on the Island’s east coast amidst the sand dunes of Pakiri Beach. “Trail guides tell the story of the area while winding along forested paths on the short ride to the beach. Cresting a high dune, a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean spreads out below. Over nine miles of white sand stretch along the water, unmarred by commercial development. There is nothing but surf, sky, and the sound of horses’ hoofs drumming softly in the sand.” Unforgettable Things To Do Before You Die is the second in the BBC series.