A great horse riding holiday to fit in to an extended tour of New Zealand, this trail ride takes riders into the stunning and exclusive landscape around Lake Hawea and the Hunter Valley. Riding at all paces, discover the unspoilt wilderness of South Island on horseback. Accommodation is in remote shearers' quarters, given just enough modernisation to be comfortable without spoiling the traditional feel.
Pack trip on sure-footed horses between high stations in the Hunter Valley with breathtaking views of Lake Hawea, Mount Aspiring, and Lake Wanaka. Dramatic scenery, fresh air and simple shearer's quarters in high country stations provides the antidote to modern life. Warm hospitality on private stations makes for a true New Zealand country experience.
Riding specially-bred local horses across mountains, through forests and river valleys, this trek utilises pack horses to access some of the most remote and beautiful areas on New Zealand's South Island. Guests have advised us that this trail rivals Mongolia and Patagonia in its breathtaking beauty. Terrain can be steep and challenging at times but there are also opportunities for trot and canter in the valleys. Accommodation is mostly camping or in remote huts used by sheep musters, with good quality locally sourced food.
This tour is ideal for travellers who are short of time but who would love to experience riding on remote trails with traditional pack horses in the spectacular scenery of the South Island of New Zealand. Fit and balanced riders from beginner onwards.
Get ready for the ultimate New Zealand adventure; cross rivers, traverse the snow-capped mountains aboard sure-footed Clydesdale X TB horses. Luggage and equipment is carried by pack horses while overnights are under canvas or in shearing sheds. Suitable for fit novice riders onwards.