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High Country Horses

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243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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Awesome riding with fantastic scenery

I had most enjoyable two days around mountain Alfred, with the most friendly guide Sam. Sam was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy P
Best morning excursion while in Glenorchy

This was the perfect way to see this beautiful terrain and visit some sites where Lord of the Rings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alpharetta, Georgia
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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 Horse riding that is owned and operated by True New Zealanders. Offering local knowledge and Lord of the Rings locations. Young children can enjoy and feed our farm animals. 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had most enjoyable two days around mountain Alfred, with the most friendly guide Sam. Sam was very knowledgeable of not only horses but all animals and also of the areas we were riding around. The food prepared by Diane was delicious making our rides...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect way to see this beautiful terrain and visit some sites where Lord of the Rings (and other movies) were filmed. We had a pretty private tour when just my husband and I signed up that morning. The staff did a great...More

Thank cindychodge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have no any experience before. We did the lord of ring track, this site is absolutely beautiful. Tutor teach us a lot, you won't worried on control the horse.

Thank KentHo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost didn't go on this ride because of some of the reviews by "advanced riders" and I'm so glad my husband encouraged me to go. First off, to those "advanced riders" who trashed the place, this is not a show barn, it's a working...More

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Lucky to have had a lovely, sunny afternoon. Stunning mountain backdrops on this ride. Horses well behaved. The first time I have had a trekking horse that would allow us to separate and leave the other horses behind so us 3 experienced riders could canter...More

Thank kristinr235
Reviewed 1 September 2017

What an amazing experience! This was one of the many highlights of our South Island vacation. We did the 1.5 hour Isengard - Lord of the Rings trek. Our guide (unfortunately we cant remember his name) was so friendly, the horses were so steady and...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

An hour bus trip from Queenstown along Lake Wanaka, but fully worth it. Friendly staff and more importantly horses. Words can't describe the beautiful landscape, you ride through areas where Lord of the Rings and Mission Impossible were shot. A half day adventure well worth...More

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I really liked getting back on a horse again after many years. The guide was informative and the views were great except it was raining for half the time and was really cold. Because of the conditions we couldn't go any faster than a walk....More

Thank brooke b
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review and we pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that you tackled "Mother Nature" and decided to ride even though she was against you. This area can throw a few conditions at us and only a few tough clients...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I went on the Rees River Trail Ride with my girlfriend and fantastic guide, Sean. The scenery was superb with weather to match, and as a complete novice, Sean provided a lot of help making me feel comfortable on my horse whilst also pointing out...More

Thank Chris S
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your comments and for riding with us. We love having clients leave knowing they have seen and learnt something about our area. This is one of the best places to ride in New Zealand and we are glad you can take away...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Di and the gang were so friendly on arrival. And our guide Elizabeth was amazing. The horses they chose we perfect. The scenery amazing. Would highly recommend as another way to view paradise. Will ride with them again as they have a variety of rids...More

Thank 5robs91
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29 August 2017|
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Response from Tazzkai | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I are both beginner riders when we went. They match you up with the appropriate horse/personality based on your experience. It was a nice relaxing ride with interesting trivial/stories about the area and the... More
17 June 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
All our products are on our website We can off a 1.5 hour ride in Paradise to the very locations where many movies were filmed through to a 5 day ride. All experience levels are catered for. We can offer over five... More
Rob C
6 January 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
HI there, 9 years old is fine. The combo is the best full day excursion for Children. We look forward to meeting you all :)