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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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Excellent horse riding experience

We had great fun & enjoyed our afternoon horse riding ! My girl (10 yrs old) tried her first time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claudie C
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Fantastic guide and horses!

We did the Rees River Trail with our guide, Emilie and we really enjoyed it! Emilie is very kind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
erika212018
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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.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“rees river” (44 reviews)
“horse riding” (45 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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"beautiful scenery"
in 29 reviews
"new zealand"
in 36 reviews
"great ride"
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"trot and canter"
in 8 reviews
"in great condition"
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"high country"
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"wings"
in 28 reviews
"longer ride"
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"small group"
in 12 reviews
"day trek"
in 5 reviews
"filming locations"
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"my partner"
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"an excellent guide"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had great fun & enjoyed our afternoon horse riding ! My girl (10 yrs old) tried her first time riding horse by herself. Tks for Emilie’s guide ! And we’re so lucky to have sunny weather ! The views are terrific ! Just feel...More

Thank Claudie C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Rees River Trail with our guide, Emilie and we really enjoyed it! Emilie is very kind and respectful of horses and she adapts to the level of each rider. Our horses were awesome, very nice and calm. My mother was a beginner,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An amazing way to experience the beautiful Glenorchy, which is a must do in my opinion of the Queenstown region! Awesome tour guides and great experience all year round! Great for all levels of experience.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the Isengard ride with my husband who is a complete non-rider and had a great time. Amazing scenery, calm and steady horses and the best way to see pristine NZ wilderness. Thanks to Sean our knowledgeable guide and for supplying long waxed coats on...More

Thank Vicki W
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High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We will make sure Shaun gets to see this. Riding through this amazing untouched back-country is an honour and one we hope to protect for years to come. It is truly some of New Zealand's best landscape. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely ride this morning with High Country. Beautiful scenery, really chilled and relaxed people and of course a wonderful steed (thank you Angus) to bear me though the valley! The Rees river is gorgeous and the mountains at every turn will blow your...More

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaitlyn (sp?) from England was our guide, and our day was fantastic. Through rivers, forests, and past Lover’s Leap Mountain. We also saw from a distance Paradise Valley and the three Cosmos Peaks. Cantering to the top of a ridge ended our day where we...More

Thank Annie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the half day tour spare of the moment wanting to see some lotr views and it didn't disappoint! The drive down to the stables itself was almost worth it. The staff at high country were so welcoming and friendly, the horses beautiful and calm...More

Thank AmyJo9374
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had a fantastic full day ride in the magic settings around Glenorchy with High Country Horses. We were well looked after by our knowledgeable and relaxed guides (who gave us some excellent shots/films afterwards - thanks!!), not to mention how trustworthy...More

Thank Annika D
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High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. This is one of our very best trails and we are glad you both appreciated it for all it's splender. We are glad you had a all-round great experience with our company :) We hope to see you again,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time at high country horse. Very experienced guides and small group. Group of 4. Went end of July on the afternoon half ride on the Rees river trail. Got a bit nippy towards the end of the ride. Horses are very well...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous morning this morning out with Thomas and Kate. Thanks so very much for being so welcoming and friendly, we had a fabulous time!!

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Robyn M
13 March 2018|
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Response from High-Country-Horses | Property representative |
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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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