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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

  • 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
Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
From US$43.56
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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.
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.
Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great team activity

I took my team on a horse riding adventure. We were either novices or had never been on a horse. Nat and Jay helped us get over our nerves and guided us to the top and back expertly. Great fun activity. We all enjoyed it....More

Thank pinksmokers
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing, peaceful experience on horseback

Sinead took me and my sister up and around the hilltops on beautiful horses Boy and Bishop. We enjoyed an amazing view and even though we hadn't ridden in about 20 years, both of us felt at ease as Sinead led us up the hills...More

Thank Navigator148724
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great way to spend an afternoon!

My partner and I went on a horseback tour with Nat. Great tour guide and a lot of fun! Would come back for sure :)

Thank Rochelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent experience

This is the first time of our family trip to Rotorua. Our children love this activity and the way Jaye provides the service was excellent and professional! Well done! Jaye. We will definitely come back again!!

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

Hi Many thanks for your review after your first time to Rotorua and so happy to hear you will be coming back to see us again ! Thanks for the review. From the Team at Adventure Playground Rotorua

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Mum and I went on a wonderful 1-Hour horseback trek through the picturesque farmland with beautiful views of Rotorua and of little lambs and there Mums roaming free. Our trek was taken by an amazing guide called Sinead. She was very experienced and talked...More

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

HI guys ! Thank you sooo much for your lovely review. What great feedback and so glad to hear you had such a great time especially seeing the lambs with the mums ! We very much look forward to seeing you again when your mum...More

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