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Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm and venture out on horseback with an expert guide. You'll board the vintage steamship SS ‘Earnslaw’ for a round-trip ride across Lake Wakatipu then have morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience on the horse trek, with views of the Remarkables mountain range.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$103.62
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Christchurch Horse Trekking

Experience breathtaking views of the Southern Alps during a horseback ride along the banks of the Waimakariri River — just outside Christchurch. This 1.5-hour horse trek, led by an experienced local guide, accommodates both beginning and experienced riders. If you’d like, upgrade your experience to include a visit to a working sheep farm or a jet-boat ride through Waimakariri Gorge. Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek

Enjoy a guided horseback ride at a high-country sheep farm in Springfield, outside Christchurch. This 2-hour horse trek takes you on a riverside trail that is suitable for the entire family. Beginning or more experienced riders can walk, trot or canter past the Waimakariri River Canyon with views of the Southern Alps. Set out in the morning or afternoon in a small group of six people per guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

Saddle up for a 2-hour horseback ride through the wild landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. Trace the path of the 19th-century gold rush, climb the mountains for a thrilling view over Wanaka Lake, and trot or gallop through the valley plains. Rides can be tailored for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced riders.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$75.80
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Explore the New Zealand countryside on horseback on this 1-hour horse trekking tour from Rotorua. Climb onto your horse and head into the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha with a guide. Follow winding trails over working farmland and through native bush, and admire beautiful views over Lake Rotorua. Stop along the way to capture the views on camera, then descend back through the green paddocks to base. This horse trek is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with horses and ponies to match all riding abilities.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$45.20
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

Saddle up and explore New Zealand’s rugged wilderness on this 3.5-hour Cardrona High Country pub trail horse-riding trek. Head on horseback into the New Zealand countryside with your guide. Discover points of historical interest along the winding mountain trails, and gain insight into the 19th-century gold rush that brought wealth to the area. Pass through a working cattle farm, traverse choppy rivers and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged scenery. Stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a complimentary drink, then return to base along the mighty Cardrona River.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hour Beach Horse Ride Experience on Waiheke Island

Tour Waiheke Island on the backs of some celebrity horses—these horses featured in The Hobbit films as well as 10,000 BC and The Warrior’s Way! Enjoy bush, beach, and hill tracks and beautiful island and sea views the entire way. Eat and drink at an award-winning winery after your trek. The trip is suitable for both experienced and beginner horse riders, as a lesson will be provided.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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US$152.99
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  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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North Auckland - Pakiri Beach Horse Riding

Pakiri Beach, a stretch of golden sand near the town of Matakana, is a lesser-known spot north of Auckland. Explore the beauty of this unspoiled area on horseback on this private day tour. Your experienced guide will lead you through farmland, hills, sand dunes, and along the beach. Suitable for various ages and levels of riding experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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1-Hour Horse Bush Trail Ride on Waiheke Island

You will meet famous horses that featured in the movie trilogy The Hobbit as well as movies 10,000BC and Warriors Way! You will experience the beauty of Waiheke Island from the back of one of these amazing horses!  You will get mounted and set out on a guided horse ride through beautiful New Zealand native bush tracks with stunning views. As part of your experience you will be introduced to the special cultural and historical landscape of Waiheke, which includes an ancient Pa site and wahi tapu (sacred sites).  The departure time for this experience is at 10am daily on it is a one hour horse ride. We are located at 66 Onetangi Road on Waiheke Island, nestled among some of Waiheke's best vineyards including Stoney Ridge, Te Moto, Tantalus and Wild on Waiheke, not to mention Dellows Distillery right next door and all with walking distance of our location for a bite to eat after your ride.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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