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High Country Horses

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243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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Great ride but boring and rude guide

The ride itself was quite nice, the guide was rude and not enthusiastic at all, which is really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nomadgirl365
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Singapore, Singapore
Should be number 1 thing to do in Glenorchy

What an amazing day! I had the best day and a really friendly, experienced and knowledgable guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth J
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High Country Horses operates from a farm 15 mins from Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu - Mid Rivers Farm. We are surround by the Humbolt and Richardson ranges of Mountains and are nested at the base of Mount Alfred. The only company tht can take you to actual locations from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and many other films. Offering local knowledge and exclusive rights to over 120,000 acres of Back-Country. Over 80 horses of all breeds and the best trails in the Country!! We can offer 1.5 hour rides through to 5 days/4nights. Activities for all to enjoy.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“rees river” (48 reviews)
“horse riding” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9915
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"rees river"
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"hour ride"
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"riding experience"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"new zealand"
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"high country"
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"wings"
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"high river"
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"in great condition"
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"longer ride"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride itself was quite nice, the guide was rude and not enthusiastic at all, which is really pity, she could have told the group much more about the scenery and LOTR facts, since it was one of the filming locations. Most of the horses...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing day! I had the best day and a really friendly, experienced and knowledgable guide- Ruth! Honestly this experience should be the number 1 thing to do and I would highly recommend it to anyone- experienced rider or not, they cater for everyone’s...More

Thank Beth J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The horses are so beautiful, the location is incredibly picturesque and Caitlyn was amazing with our children. Caitlyn’s warm and welcoming nature made our visit such a memorable experience. Thanks again Caitlyn!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rees River Trek-most enjoyable trek ever done! Stunning scenery, well-kept horses..fantastic guides Caitlyn & Rubes...Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend Manna did the reese river trail track (2,5hrs) in the afternoon. All the staff was great (special thanks to our fabulous guide Ruth!) The view was beautiful and the horses super chill amd friendly. Unfortunately it had rained the day before...More

Thank mariairmeliilola
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High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your ride, even in winter conditions. Just remember we do have extra thick sock available for sale at the yard should you forget your own :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a solo traveller this was a great 2-2.5hr activity/experience. The guides were down to earth, knowledgeable and just great conversation. Thankyou Caitlin! I would definitely return to do a multi-day trip/exped.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the half day River Rees Trail. We got a transfer from and back to Queenstown and was easy to find pick up spot. The lady van driver was very friendly and informative. They provided gumboots and helmets. We chest mounted our go pro...More

Thank shae f
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would absolutely reccomend this place to anyone looking to have a beautiful and unique adventure. My partner and I did this together and it was just incredible. Our guide was Coo and she did an absolutely fantastic job. Very comfortable experience for beginners or...More

Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful horses, amazing scenery and fantastic staff. A big shout out to Caitlin who went above and beyond to give an experience our children will always remember. Thank you so much!More

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High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear that our staff are giving everything to our clients. Caitlin is one of our best members and she will appreciate you mentioning her. I hope your children will remember their ride and wish...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A must do in Glenorchy! Initially I am rather nervous about horse riding since it was only the 2nd time I am doing it. But my worries were not necessary! Their horses are excellent (mine was an absolute gentleman, bob), the scenary is excellent and...More

Thank mistycrayon
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Kinuck
13 March 2018|
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Kevin M
3 March 2018|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The answer comes in two parts - YES we ride all year round. We can't offer the multi day ride through the Summer, but all other rides are on offer. Secondly we have to say no to a 3 year old... More
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kinmod
18 February 2018|
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Response from High-Country-Horses | Property representative |
Sorry no. Our trails are exclusive for horses only.
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