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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek
From USD 103.62
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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek
From USD 103.62
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.
What to Expect
After all riding abilities and expectations have been established, riders are matched to horses and safety helmets fitted.
Horse riding is then demonstrated by the guide so the riders may watch then with the assistance of a mounting block, riders are helped on board their horse and given a one on one lesson. After a pre ride safety talk the ride commences up the mountain with the friendly and competant guide leading the way. The beautiful scenery is accompanied by a commentary of certain points of interest of Cardrona Valley including the 1860s gold rush and the working sheep, cattle and deer farm the trail passes through (including a river crossing!).
A little over half way the guide will stop the ride at the historic Cardrona Hotel where the riders will be helped to dismount, tie their horses up to the hitching rail and invited inside for a complimentary beer/wine/coffee/soft drink - the classiest way to arrive at the pub! After the break the guide will help the riders mount up again before riding back to base along the Cardrona river.
Reviews (63)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2x in one day because I loved it so much

I had Sam as my guide and she was AMAZING! I did the morning 2hr ride and liked it so much that I stayed for the afternoon pub ride. I am an intermediate/experienced rider and was looking for a place where I could canter instead...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hodelly
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amazing Quad and Horse Riding Trek!

We spent the morning one-on-one with Ally our guide. She was amazing! She was very attentive and patient and answered all of our questions throughout the Quad tour. We were delighted to find out that Ally would be the guide on our afternoon horse back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 4 November 2018
So much fun!!

We had such a wonderful time! Our guides were so nice and helpful and the horses were so much fun. This is not your run-of-the-mill trail horse ride where the horses will do what they normally do regardless of what you do. They are responsive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrea Skye D
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience

My brother and I had an amazing experience through the Cardrona Valley. Both beginners, we had a very patient and experienced tour guide, Ally. She had excellent knowledge of the Cardrona Valley and was very friendly. The views are spectacular and well worth it. The...More

Thank NorthStar826966
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Our favourite trip!

We absolutely loved it! Ally was friendly and helpful, very knowledgeable on the history of the area. The horses were well cared for and matched to our abilities - my husband has only sat on one once before, years ago. I used to ride regularly...More

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