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New Zealand Hunter River Valley
from $2,279
Summary:

A great horse riding holiday to fit in to an extended tour of New Zealand, this trail ride takes you in to 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 shearer's quarters given just enough modernisation to be comfortable without spoiling the traditional feeling.

Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 14 Dec
  • 2019: 27 Jan (full): 19 Apr
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Queenstown Airport or local hotel.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter in open spaces and riding over rough, sometimes steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2018: Return transfers included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel. Transfers will depart and return to Queenstown at approximately 12 noon.
pack trip on the South Island
from $3,665
Summary:

Pack trip on sure-footed horses between high stations in the Hunter Valley with breath-taking 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.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 11 March: 8 April
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Queenstown Airport or local hotel.
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards, some riding experience and good general fitness required.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2017/8: Included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel on Day 1 of tour.
Enjoying the view
from $2,709
Summary:
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. 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.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 1 Dec
  • 2019: 9 Feb: 27 March
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8 hours
  • Meeting point: Queenstown Airport or local hotel.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter in open spaces and riding over rough, sometimes steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2017/8: Return transfers included from Queenstown Airport or local hotel. Transfers will depart and return to Queenstown at approximately 12 noon.
New Zealand Tekapo Expedition
from $4,075
Summary:
Pack your swag and 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.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 1, 21 November
  • Trip Length: 14 days/13 nights/11 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Christchurch International Airport (CHC), New Zealand
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards with a good level of fitness and ready for a challenge
  • Usual Group Size: 5-16
  • Transfer: 2017/18: From Christchurch return $110pp, payable on site
New Zealand Warrior Trail
from $3,499
Summary:
Enjoy a cultural and historical ride following ancient Maori warrior trails through coastal bush and high country. Swimming with your horse is a highlight!
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 29 Jan; 12, 19 Feb; 5, 9 Mar; 9, 23 Apr; 15, 29 Oct; 12, 26 Nov; 10, 17 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 5 days / 4 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Wellsford, NZ
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels, experienced riders separated. Minimum age 15
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: Transfer is via shuttle from Auckland payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 2.5 hours.
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