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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Highlights
  • 30-minute or 1-hour Rotorua horse trekking adventure
  • Explore the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha on horseback with a guide
  • Head through working farmland and wild bush
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
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Overview
Explore the New Zealand countryside on horseback on this 1-hour horse trekking tour from Rotorua. Climb onto your horse and head into the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha with a guide. Follow winding trails over working farmland and through native bush, and admire beautiful views over Lake Rotorua. Stop along the way to capture the views on camera, then descend back through the green paddocks to base. This horse trek is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with horses and ponies to match all riding abilities.
What to Expect
Following a 10am, 11:30am, 2pm, or 3:30pm pickup at your Rotorua hotel, transfer in comfort to the trekking base to meet your guide and the horses. Pull on your riding helmet and head into the riding arena so your guide can select the horse or pony suited to your riding experience.

Then, swing into the saddle and head onward through the lower part of Mt. Ngongotaha. Explore working farmland on horseback at a slow and steady pace, and enjoy sweeping views over New Zealand’s pretty countryside.

Climb further up the mountain, through beautiful tree-lined native bush, and gaze out over shimmering Lake Rotorua in the distance. Stop along the way for photographs and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s rich history.

When your trek comes to an end, head down through the paddocks to base at the bottom of the mountain, say goodbye to your horse then return to your departure point in Rotorua to conclude your tour.
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Reviews (43)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing Horseback Riding!

My boyfriend took me for my birthday and luckily the weather stayed sunny for us so we could go. Our tour guide was funny, knowledgeable about the area and really chatty, which was awesome. She took some photos of us when we reached the summit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anita L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful experience

It was a wonderful ride up and down the hilly farm area with a beautiful view of the lake at the top. Jaye was a great guide and paired us well with spritly horses.

Thank gregysk
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Thanks for your review and to hear you enjoyed hour horse trek. Merry Christmas ! Thanks from all the Team at Adventure Playground

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile
This is the place to ride...

Thankyou Jaye for taking me and my friend on a wonderful trail ride. I am 64 and will be having a hip replacement in February next year. Despite that you were willing to take me. I loved the ride onk Doe Boy. He was a...More

Thank shonawillson
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow thanks for this amazing review ! We really hope your operation goes well for you and so happy you chose Adventure Playground to take your last horse trek. Thank you for the lovely feedback and positive comments we appreciate you taking the time. All...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Thanks for our beautiful and nice guide Sinead

My son loves this activity and we came back for 1-hour riding again the next day. One hour trek is more exciting and has a better view of the mountain

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Escape828796
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to see us not once but twice ! Hope you come back again when you are next in Rotorua ! Thank you from the Team at Adventure Playground

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
Best views on horse back

My wife and I had a terrific time horseback riding with Jaye. It was our first time horse trekking, but Jaye was great and gave clear instructions the entire time. The views were amazing along the way, and our horses Jackson and Boy were good...More

Thank junhowlow
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your feedback after you came to visit us recently to do your first ever horse trek ! So happy you had such a great experience. Thank you from the Team at Adventure Playground

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