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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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Lake Rotorua
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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.
  • 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
  • Enjoy sweeping views over Lake Rotorua shimmering in the distance
  • Tour includes all safety equipment plus pickup and drop-off from your Rotorua hotel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
awesome experience, with awesome people

our kids absolutly loved it , great views nice relaxing thing to do while on holiday, the staff were brilliant, and friendly ... will definitly be back, thanks again...

Thank Ali H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Horse riding- fun and serene

We did a 1 hour trek with my 14 and 12 year old children. Jay was friendly and helpful and the horses were good and well suited to our ability. It was very tranquil being on the farm seeing other animals and with wonderful views...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Riding Horse highlight for 6 year old school holidays

My wife and 6 year old daughter went for a ride and my daughter absolutely loved it as well as my wife. they match the horse to the rider perfectly and encouraged and supported those without experience very well. Full credit to the team. Very...More

Thank coreygrees
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very enjoyable

Our guide was very friendly and the ride beautiful. We encountered baby lambs and the top had a beautiful view of the Rotorua lake.

Thank MartaHawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Horse Trek

I did the 1hr horse trek with my family. Our guide, Sinead was very friendly and encouraging. Matching the horses perfectly to my family members personalities.The view of the lake was spectacular. The horse were well behaved and well cared for. I would highly recommend!

Thank kns281
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