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Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek provided by Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek
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from $133.34 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Swap Christchurch sightseeing for a peaceful horse trek that showcases incredible views of the Torlesse basin, Waimakariri Canyon, and the Southern Alps. Cover more ground than you would do on a walking tour, and choose to walk, trot, or canter, depending on your experience level. The tour includes stops along the way and scenic photo opportunities, such as Otarama lookout point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Enjoy a safe horse trek with a guide to lead the way
Ride past lots of scenic views, including Waimakariri Canyon
Stay fueled for the adventures—refreshments are provided
Enjoy the personalized service of six passengers per guide
What to expect
Join us for a two hour horse trek. See the spectacular mountain views of the Torlesse basin as you trek through the valley to the Otarama lookout point over the magnificent snow fed Waimakariri Canyon whilst riding through our high country farm. Stop for refreshments and fantastic photo opportunities overlooking the Canyon before we ride down the terraces, following a musterers’ trail through the farmland. This ride is suitable for all riding abilities and fitness but caters also for the more experienced riders with some opportunities for faster paced riding. Chris usually leads this trek and he likes to keep groups small. We endeavour to keep groups to a maximum of six riders. But please note, if you have more than six in your group please contact us as we do have alternative options for larger size groups. Please note riders must weigh less than 120kilos (2641bs), be a minimum of 12 years old and wear sturdy closed shoes(running shoes are ok). All riders are required to sign a waiver prior to departing on the ride. We provide safety helmets and they must be worn at all times when riding
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20260P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
2 hour horse trek with professional guide and all safety equipment (6:1 guide ratio) • Wet weather gear if required • Local taxes
Exclusions
Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, 534 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7681, New Zealand Please arrive 15 minutes prior to confirmed booking time.
Inclusions
2 hour horse trek with professional guide and all safety equipment (6:1 guide ratio) • Wet weather gear if required • Local taxes
Exclusions
Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, 534 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7681, New Zealand Please arrive 15 minutes prior to confirmed booking time.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 12 years old and be confident
Adult pricing applies to all travellers
Small groups with max client to guide ratio of 6:1
Long trousers and sturdy footwear are required
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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uri g
10 contributions
Astonishingly beautiful, relaxing and rejuvenating
Everything you wish for when you’re going horse riding, and much more. The beauty of the landscape cannot be described in words. The route is never dull, changing from open fields to hills, forest and peaceful stream. The horses are wonderful, and Chris is the perfect guide- confident, patient, energetic and funny. His love for horses and children is clearly evident. Highly recommend !
Written 4 May 2021
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Emma
5 contributions
Amazing Trek & Incredible Scenery
Apr 2021
We had an INCREDIBLE time on this horse trek. We are not confident horse riders and are so glad we did it and would do it again. Chris is an amazing teacher and makes everything clear and easy, making you confident and able to enjoy the incredible journey and views. We loved every moment. Photos do not do the beauty of this scenery justice, you have to come and see for yourself!
Written 27 April 2021
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Shaun
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Great day in the saddle
Mar 2021
This is a quality trek in a beautiful location. Chris has to be commended for his care and training of the horses and sensible choice of saddles for this activity. I went on the three hour trek and had a relaxing ride.
Written 18 March 2021
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Candice L
3 contributions
A must do!
Feb 2021 • Solo
Don’t hesitate just book that trek today. Chris instantly makes you feel at ease. The horses are well cared for and a breeze to ride no matter your experience level.
Written 28 February 2021
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Cazz
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand1 contribution
A Must Do Experience
Feb 2021
Chris is an awesome guide and we had a fantastic Trek. My husband was very reluctant to do this but this experience and with Chris’s guidance, he has now been converted and keen to do it again. We highly recommend Chris and his Treks - it’s a MUST DO experience.
Written 2 February 2021
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Hana Burrowes
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions
Picturesque High Country Horse trek
Jan 2021
This was an awesome horse trek. Chris was very straight to the point and wasted no time in explaining things. The horses were bomb proof and could do their job with their eyes closed. As there were a lot of wide open spaces there was heaps of opportunity to go for a good canter, if you were more experienced.
The beautiful views of the Waimakariri river and luscious green country side gave heaps of photo ops.
Thank you Shadow and Chris.
Written 27 January 2021
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Lynette Starr
9 contributions
Amazing horse trek experience
Jan 2021 • Friends
Went on a 3 hr horse trek led by Chris. He was super friendly and really encouraging. Had an awesome experience and would 100% come back and do it again. The small group that you are in is excellent as you feel like you are getting one on one help when needed.
Written 15 January 2021
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Sarah Hindmarsh
Gisborne, New Zealand6 contributions
Rubicon terrific horse trek
Jan 2021 • Couples
My husband and I went on a 3 hour horse trek with Chris and two other women, I was the only beginner in the group - Chris had me feeling confident and safe on my horse Jack as soon as I got on him!
Chris explained everything clearly and kept things simple which was great. The trek itself was beautiful and we had such a great time, highly recommend going on this adventure if you’re in the Christchurch area.
Written 8 January 2021
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Freedom825084
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Fun experience and amazing scenery
Jan 2021
A fantastic morning roaming the hills of Canterbury with Chris. A great experience and thoroughly recommend it. Brilliant views and felt we learnt a lot about how to ride.
Written 1 January 2021
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Mysteriere
1 contribution
Amazing and Unique
Dec 2020 • Family
It was unique and special, different from other horse riding experiences. Apart from the amazing trek, if you had more experience, after assessing how well you could ride and control the horse Chris would allow you to have more freedom during the trek. If you were completely new, during the treks he would constantly be watching, guiding and giving instructions to ensure the horses' and riders' safety. Would definitely come again and recommend this to friends and riders of all levels!
Written 31 December 2020
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Twilight trek
We spent an awesome evening with Chris and his horses Magic, Big Red, Shadow and Memphis. This is by far the best h
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Amazing Horse Trek for any skill level
I have lots more photos to share but I don't want to spoil it if you're thinking of going My husband & I had an am
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Outstanding 3-hour Trek
What can I say...we had the best day! We can’t recommend our time with Chris and Rubicon Valley enough. Gem and Jac
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Outstanding
First time ever on a horse! And I must say it was one of the best experiences of my life, Chris the owner was absol
Helen A
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A piece of paradise and a wonderful experience
We did a 3hr horse trek with Chris, and two other people. It was absolutely amazing! Chris was very thorough with s
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Best Horse Trekking in NZ!
Easily the best horse trekking you can do in New Zealand. We did a 3 hour horse trek with Chris, and it was easily
524annikaw
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Great experience!
I joined the 6 hour mountain trek and it was great! I am a beginner rider and not used to sit on a horse for 6 hour
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Holiday Trek
I took my daughter and we did the 3 hour trek. Chris and Sarah were awesome, knowledgeable and laid back. They tayl
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r-niels92
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Amazing Horse trek
We had An amazing time with Chris and Sarah during our 3 hour Horse back Ride. First of all the horses look really
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Amazing afternoon trek!
Had a great afternoon on horseback. Chris the owner was so kind and patient. Great instructions and made us feel
battapuu
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Amazing experience & professional staff!
This was an amazing experience. Chris was helpful, his instructions clear and he gave professional guidance through
laurelc659
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Great Second Experience!
Made our reservations to go horseback riding through the Tourist Centre and had a great time. We had a few question
jesskeye
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Best Way To Finish Our Trip
Had an amazing experience out in the New Zealand countryside with some great company! Scenic views, beautiful horse
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Memory That Will Never Be Forgotten
We took the 2 hour Trek with Chris, after doing a number Horse treks across Aus and NZ. I have to say that our expe
MkTrekker
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Excellent lunch and an interesting farm tour
We stopped here on the way back from Arthurs Pass and had a fine lunch buffet, including excellent lamb -- and cake
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