Lighthorse Adventures
Lighthorse Adventures
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Taxis & ShuttlesEquipment HireHorseback Riding ToursDay Trips
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Horse riding experiences in the Dart Valley with naturally-trained horses. Our team of experienced guides will share with you the principles of horsemanship while you venture through the stunning river systems of Glenorchy and its dramatic mountain backdrop. We are certified Natural Horsemanship professionals. We stand raising the standards of animal welfare and customer safety in the industry.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023
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Zane L
14 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Everything was excellent - the guides and initial instruction, the horses, the weather and the landscape! Highly recommended!
Written 18 February 2024
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Olivia H
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
Gorgeous scenery, very talented and informative guides and well cared for and well trained horses! 10/10 would recommend!
Written 17 February 2024
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Kent B
5 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
This horse trek was fantastic!! The scenery was awe inspiring at both the venue and on the way to from Queenstown. We just loved our horses and guides and the whole 2.5 hr adventure. Would highly recommend it and you don’t even have to know how to ride..
Written 14 February 2024
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HoppingDoc
Baltimore, MD3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Easily the best activity we did in NZ. Our horses were incredibly calm and smart. Our tour guide was charming with great insights. The views were breathtaking all around. Highly recommend.
Written 10 February 2024
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Angus M
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Absolutely one of the best things we have ever done. The horses and the trainers were all so amazing. As someone who was nervous to be around such big animals, it quickly turned to excitement and absolute joy to be around these beautiful animals. Loved this experience so much! Would definitely do this again.
Written 1 February 2024
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Fay H
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Wonderful experience at Light Horse Adventures, very well run, beautiful horses and scenery. Our guides were very helpful and friendly and taught us all we needed to know to get to know our horses for the ride. We did the River Wild tour and waded through the beautiful Dart river braids several times and also tried some trotting. It was fairly cool on the day we rode but there was a lovely log fire, covered tent and hot drinks for us while we waiting to ride and afterwards. Also, the drive from Queenstown to the location at Glenorchy is stunning!
Written 31 January 2024
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Giulia B
Bologna, Italy25 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Excellent horse trekking! The view was magnificent, the girls who workes there professional and careful. Before the horse trekking they explained how to ride a horse.
High recommend this wonderful place)
Written 23 January 2024
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Skousenmom
Draper, UT12 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The people at Lighthorse Adventures are the best! My husband and I wanted to book a ride but theirs were full. They added a Revamped Graze and Glory that we were able to join. They were great to work with, and so kind. From the moment we contacted them till the end of our ride, and beyond, they have been professional, kind, and just amazing!

Our guides Indigo and Orlane were knowledgeable, fun, and great at helping us have an amazing ride. They taught us how to work best with these horses to have an enjoyable ride for all. The scenery can’t be beat, the horses are well trained and fun to ride even for experienced riders. We could not have asked for more. It was incredible going through the rivers and the lush countryside. If you want an amazing horseback riding adventure, this is the place to go!
Written 23 January 2024
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Jeremy K
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
Friendly and experienced staff made the experience magical. The bit-less riding style was inspiring. Highly recommend this!
Written 20 January 2024
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Paulien G
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
I had a wonderful experience riding these beautiful horses. I loved experiencing the 'natural horsemanship'. It felt so much better to ride a horse without a bit, knowing you won't harm them in their mouth. The horses are very well cared for with their well-being being a priority. I've never seen horses that were so at ease and relaxed!
The scenery was stunning! And so much fun crossing the Dart River so many times! I'll be back for sure!
Written 20 January 2024
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