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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

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    What to Expect
    After all riding abilities and expectations have been established, riders are matched to horses and safety helmets fitted.

    Horse riding is then demonstrated by the guide so the riders may watch then with the assistance of a mounting block, riders are helped on board their horse and given a one on one lesson. After a pre ride safety talk the ride commences up the mountain with the friendly and competant guide leading the way. The beautiful scenery is accompanied by a commentary of certain points of interest of Cardrona Valley including the 1860s gold rush and the working sheep, cattle and deer farm the trail passes through (including a river crossing!).

    A little over half way the guide will stop the ride at the historic Cardrona Hotel where the riders will be helped to dismount, tie their horses up to the hitching rail and invited inside for a complimentary beer/wine/coffee/soft drink - the classiest way to arrive at the pub! After the break the guide will help the riders mount up again before riding back to base along the Cardrona river.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    12:30 PM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Beverage
    • Professional guide
    • Use of helmet
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Advise horse riding experience/ability upon booking so the appropriate horse(s) are selected
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Today was magical, a day we will never forget. I’ve always wanted to ride a horse however have been afraid and respectful of horses as they are such beautiful and powerful creatures. But today we did it and it was a glorious spring day. Snow...More

    Thank alpancho
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    First time ever horse riding. I went with my husband whilst he was experienced. Horses were matched up perfectly according to skill level. Suitable for all levels. The guide was brilliant. Horses were very well trained. Scenery was spectacular. From never been on a horse...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank lilalib01
    Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

    Such an amazing horse riding experience! Thank you so much Val for showing us around the beauitful scenery of Cardrona. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area! Beautiful horses which were easy to ride! Amazing!

    Thank simmy3094
    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    Did the pub ride which was amazing to hitch the horses outside the Cardrona pub. Had the perfect horse for my skill level. Kelly the host was super knowledgeable of local history and very tolerant of our poor riding skills!! Horses were clearly well cared...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 180kelly
    Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

    Our first horseback riding experience and it was a fantastic one. The horses were gentle and well trained and Kelly was extremely patient in teaching us how to ride the horses properly. Our horses walked, trotted and cantered. It was really quite the experience. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank J_natty
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    • The Cardrona
    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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