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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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Beautiful scenery, horses matched to your weight and skill, photos on the go

These people know what they're doing. They do a great job of matching people to horses, and lead... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
REDavis
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Santa Cruz, California
Overnight horse trek

The highlight of our vacation! Majestic scenery, awesome horses and fantastic guide! Even the rain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scubadiverak
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Post Falls
via mobile
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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” (44 reviews)
“horse riding” (46 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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"experienced riders"
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"rees river"
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"horse riding"
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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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"trot and canter"
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"great ride"
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"high country"
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"high river"
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"in great condition"
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"wings"
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"lovely guide"
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"longer ride"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These people know what they're doing. They do a great job of matching people to horses, and lead you at a sedate walk along trails through gorgeous scenery. They also offer duster coats in case it's raining. Unfortunately, they don't really stop for photos. Our...More

Thank REDavis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight of our vacation! Majestic scenery, awesome horses and fantastic guide! Even the rain couldn't dampen our spirits. Highly recommend High Country Horses. Will be an experience we never forget. Very professional, you can tell they care about the horses and clients. From preparing...More

Thank scubadiverak
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3-day ride and found every aspect of it to exceed expectations. Perfect weather and great food, the horses were excelent and our guide Ruth was awesome! She offered guidance where it was needed, provided great company and was a very good cook....More

Thank Paris C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I visited High Country a little over a week ago and it was truly an experience of a lifetime! We scheduled the Mountain High, River Deep ride and it was absolutely amazing. It says around 5-6 hours in the saddle, and I...More

Thank Shayla C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic ride with the family, kids aged 8-12, over beautiful country side, well looked after by Sean and Caulder as we where mostly first timers. Worth the trip and definitely the best horse riding providers in the areas.

Thank brucepresland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the business operators were friendly and professional. It was unfortunate that the weather was poor on the day we attended but that wasn't a huge factor influencing our Isengard ride as it was mostly within a forest. Our ride was really just an...More

Thank Monica G
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High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, but if you have of done your research on our website, you would have seen that this very ride is advertised as a BEGINNER RIDE and is a WALKING ONLY RIDE. This ride is some of the most beautiful Backcountry...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip. I did quite a bit of research before deciding on High Country & I was very pleased with my choice. The staff were very friendly & helpful especially with my daughter who was feeling a bit unwell after the drive in....More

Thank Leama73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went out on a Rees River ride. The scenery was beautiful and the horses very relaxed and easy to ride. These rides are more catered for beginners, if you are after a more experienced ride through the landscape this might not be for you....More

Thank Jaimy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I opted for the Mountain High, River Deep Tour. My group was the last to set off for the day. So even though you are requested to be there by 9am, we didn’t leave until after 10am (the other riders go started first). They provide...More

Thank thebretimes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High Country Horses are about 15-20 min outside Glenorchy. The horses appeared to be well cared for, trained and up to the job - as did the staff. M Our two and a half hour ride took us through superb scenery and through shallow rivers...More

Thank AustinAlford
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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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