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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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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy a safe horse trek with a guide to lead the way
Duration:
2h
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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
Highlights
  • 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
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
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20260P1
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.
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
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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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louise berridge
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand10 contributions
Lovely horses and place to ride! Did the 3hr ride with Chris today who adapts the pace to suit. Horses were perfect for all types of rider, forward going and highly responsive for experienced riders, while also being relaxed and reliable for any beginners or those less confident. The open terrain and paddocks were great for some faster riding, if I chose and incredible views to top it all off. I’ll be back. Thanks Chris.
Written 25 November 2021
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Rob S
9 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
My partner and I did the 3 hour trek a couple weeks back. I had never ridden and she used to ride regularly.

Chris our guide was beyond amazing. Having two people at complete opposite ends of the experience scale he was able to ensure we both had an amazing time.

This certainly isn't a jump on a horse and follow behind the leader. The first thing we were told was look up. It's a waste of a beautiful day if you get back and all you can remember if your horses ears.

Frequently we were told we are heading over to a certain point in the distance followed by 'how you get there is completely up to you, go straight there, go on a diagonal, go round in circles if you like'.

I would highly recommend the 3 hour tour to anyone and everyone. From the nervous beginner like I was to an aspiring cowgirl/cowboy.

Chris we will be back in the summer months!
Written 24 June 2020
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RubiconValleyHorseTr
Thank you for the great review. So pleased you were both able to enjoy your riding experience with me See you again Chris
Written 18 December 2020
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Evan M
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
The 2 hour horse trek we went on was amazing, the views were outstanding and Chris was a great leader. From having little experience of horse riding he made us feel comfortable and at ease while riding. The scenery was just breath taking, we will most definitely be back! Highly recommended if you are in the Christchurch area.
Written 8 August 2020
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RubiconValleyHorseTr
Thank you for the great review Chris
Written 18 December 2020
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Alexis
Varsity Lakes, Australia1 contribution
Feb 2020
Wow. This tour left me speechless in the best way. Most horse treks are made up of horses who have been turned to drones taught only to follow behind the one in front. This tour was not that. Instead, the horses were well behaved and clearly enjoyed their jobs trekking through the gorgeous New Zealand countryside. If you have previous horse experience, this tour becomes even more fun as you are given the chance to run through fields and climb steep hills. Chris was our tour guide. He clearly enjoys his work and is extremely knowledgeable about what he does. This trek was worth every penny spent. And if I ever find myself back in the area there is no doubt in my mind that I will be back for another tour. If you want a unique experience that takes you to see some of the most beautiful sights New Zealand has to offer, look no further.You've found it.
Written 29 February 2020
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RubiconValleyHorseTr
Thank you for the great review Pleased you enjoyed your riding experience with me and my horses Chris
Written 18 December 2020
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Katbeatrice
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
If you are looking for a trek that gives an experienced rider freedom and lots of cantering/galloping opportunities THIS IS IT!! (I always read reviews where people are sad they didn’t get the opportunity)

I did the 3 hour trek with Chris and it was so AMAZING better than I imagined. Best trek I have ever done. Hands down.
Chris is really friendly and gives clear with instructions making the whole ride easy and making you feel confident.

I would say I am a confident novice/intermediate rider (don’t have the best technique) and I enjoyed my day so much, there were SO many opportunities to canter (if I wanted, and if Chris thought I was capable) Something I find difficult to find when picking a horse trek company. Literally living your riding through open fields dreams.

Amazing views, hills, sheep, rivers. If you want a classic Canterbury scenery trek THIS IS THE ONE.

My horse was fantastic and super responsive. I felt very comfortable on her.

I lost my sunnies as I didn’t put them in my zip picked like Chris told me too…. BUT it was 100% worth loosing them to have done this great trek.

I could not recommend this place more, I think Chris would be great with beginners and this is defiantly somewhere to visit if you know how to ride. 100% recommend.
Written 8 August 2021
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Hana Burrowes
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions
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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JennyG
1 contribution
Oct 2020
We really enjoyed our two hour ride with Chris. We felt safe and looked after the whole time. The horses were capable and biddable and they were obviously very well cared for. Chris is a great communicator and we learnt a lot about riding over different terrain. The scenery was awesome and there was lots of variety of terrain.
Written 14 October 2020
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RubiconValleyHorseTr
Thank you for the great review Chris
Written 18 December 2020
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Mysteriere
1 contribution
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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Katie E
3 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
Had so much fun riding Jim through the beautiful scenery, it was so nice to have the freedom to actually ride and not be stuck one behind the other. Chris was an amazing guide, he made it so easy for me who has ridden before and my partner a complete beginner to ride along side each other whilst also giving me freedom to trot and canter on multiple occasions. Any locals Or if your travelling around the Canterbury area definitely come and have a go you won’t regret it. Kiwi hospitality to the Tee! Can’t wait to be back next time we road trip 🐴🐴
Written 16 May 2020
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RubiconValleyHorseTr
Will see you again, Thank you for the very good review Chris
Written 8 June 2020
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WishboneSandra
Christchurch, New Zealand55 contributions
A fantastic 2hr trek..love this place,the scenery is beautiful, the horses are great to ride,been many times taking different friends over the years.Chris our guide is very professional, helps beginners with many tips, gives the option to experience riders to trot or canter..will continue to go back there many more times..
Written 25 August 2020
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RubiconValleyHorseTr
Thank you for the great review. I know I will see you again Chris
Written 18 December 2020
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heatherbutcher
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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
traceywnz
traceywnz
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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
alexg242018
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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
KerryWA123
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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
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
F1986AWalexh
F1986AWalexh
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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
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
mrrf900
mrrf900
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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
r-niels92
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
P8109ZWjulies
P8109ZWjulies
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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
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
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
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
aaronrN2620OK
aaronrN2620OK
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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
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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