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High Country Horses

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Great experience in a beautiful part of NZ

My girlfriend and I booked the half-day Rees River tour in advance and opted to drive ourselves to... read more

Reviewed today
Melbourne, Australia
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Fun day trip from queenstown

I did a half day of riding with a friend while in Queenstown. I absolutely loved the horse they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol F
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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Reviewed today via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked the half-day Rees River tour in advance and opted to drive ourselves to the stables from Queenstown (takes about an hour by car). The weather turned out pleasant and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Most of the journey is on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did a half day of riding with a friend while in Queenstown. I absolutely loved the horse they gave me and the scenery was amazing. Even though we were with some beginners, we got to do a little bit of trotting and had the...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great thing to do while in Queenstown, its about a 45min drive out to Glenorchy but you may want to allow more time as there are so many nice views along the way to stop and take it. The staff were all...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent a week in Queenstown for our honeymoon, and with all the adventures and activities that we did, we both agreed that our horse ride with High Country Horses was the highlight! We did the Isengard Lord of the Rings ride, and given my...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter & I booked for a horse riding adventure as the finale to 4 glorious days in & around Queenstown- despite cloudy weather it was everything we hoped for and more! I had not ridden for over 20 years, but so enjoyed my kind...More

Thank nulight13
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We did the 1.5hr ride through 'paradise' and it certainly was!! We were both novice riders but felt like pros after the first 5minutes with how comfortable we were riding these lovely well behaved horses and the words of wisdom from the guide. Max was...More

Thank Immogen S
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We did the 2.5 hour tour on the last day of our holiday in NZ and had the best time. Everybody was super friendly, including the lovely lady who drove the minibus from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Our guide, Emily, was super nice and fun and...More

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We just loved our trek with high country horses. Coo was our guide and she was totally amazing! So knowledgeable about the area and history as well as her obvious knowledge and experience with horses in general as well as our individual horses we all...More

Thank SaaraS152
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I booked a 5 day ride with High Country Horses and had one of the most special, beautiful and heart warming experiences I've ever had on a holiday. The scenery was spectacular, the horses were beautiful, independent and smart. The guides were so thoughtful and...More

Thank Adnie
Reviewed 13 August 2018 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 ClaudieC83
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Robyn M
13 March 2018|
Response from High-Country-Horses | Property representative |
3 March 2018|
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
18 February 2018|
Response from High-Country-Horses | Property representative |
Sorry no. Our trails are exclusive for horses only.