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Mackenze Alpine Horse Trekking - Day Tours

#8 of 18 things to do in Lake Tekapo Features Animals
Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 27 544 4880
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Mother's Day Treat

My husband and I took the 2 hour trek as my Mother's Day present. A huge thank you to our lovely... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
North Sydney, Australia
Lovely horses

First time to ride a horse but kind guide and beautiful horse took a good care of me!! Can see a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
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Enjoy a fabulous horse trek in the Mackenzie with views of the Southern Alps, lakes and high country sheep stations. Suitable for beginners, treks range from 1/2hr through to 6day multi-day treks.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 27 544 4880
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

My husband and I took the 2 hour trek as my Mother's Day present. A huge thank you to our lovely guide - Cate - an enthusiastic, confident and knowledgeable young lady who gave us a wonderful experience. Our horses - Keith and Billy -...More

Thank wayneandcath8
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

First time to ride a horse but kind guide and beautiful horse took a good care of me!! Can see a beautiful view of lake!

Thank た さ
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Wooooooooooow 40th birthday treat for the wife and it was most amazing afternoon. Great place great views great horses and great staff. As the wife says was best birthday treat ever! Thank you. Aaron & Tracy

1  Thank Aaron L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this horse riding trip. We'd had a lot of rain the past few days so I emailed to make sure it was on the morning of our afternoon trek (since that was how I had been contacting them). We...More

Thank Melly86
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such an authentic way to explore the beauty of Lake Tekapo. I'm not much of a horse person but the guides gave me a great demonstration and made me feel relaxed and confident. Frank was great ride, I'll be back.

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

For beginner riders, if a horse is unable to stop then it is unsafe. We didn't feel like there was anywhere we could stop along the way, no fences to lean on. We felt pressured by our tour guide who we felt like she was...More

1  Thank Matt W
HorseTrekkingTekapo, Owner at Mackenze Alpine Horse Trekking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Matt W I am shocked and saddened to receive a review such as this. We take safety very seriously at Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking and in 12 years of business, over the exact same trails, have an excellent safety record. I feel you must...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I booked onto the one hour trek at the last minute and so glad we did. We absolutely loved it! I have never been on a horse trek before but have always wanted to.The horses were calm and gentle and gave us...More

Thank HB12
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The first thing I noticed was that the animals were healthy & happy. When we rode around the mountain, it was obvious the horses were well trained, especially giving towards some inexperienced riders. Ginny, our guide, a laid-back but toughie, was intuitive enough to let...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked in for a 2 hour trek recently and this was great value. I was a first timer but the guide (Katie) was excellent and my horse Keith took it easy on me. Definately recommend if you have time while visiting...More

Thank coltrain01
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We did a half hour tour with our 4 yrs old daughter. I was prepared even if it was a failure since she's a city girl and lack overall expierence with animal. But it was a great ride in the end and she did so...More

Thank Rogue117
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