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Alpine Horse Safaris

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Trek of a lifetime

I consider myself very fortunate to have been on five treks with Alpine Safaris over the last ten... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
janmary46
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Rangitikei District, New Zealand
12 day travelling trek southbound!

What a brilliant adventure with great company of guests and staff. It was a privilege to ride such... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
1Blossom2
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Wairoa, New Zealand
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30 Jul 2017
“Trek of a lifetime”
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“12 day travelling trek southbound!”
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

I consider myself very fortunate to have been on five treks with Alpine Safaris over the last ten years. To be able to ride over the high country stations & to see scenery that only a small percentage of people, see, is a privilege. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank janmary46
Reviewed 21 July 2017

What a brilliant adventure with great company of guests and staff. It was a privilege to ride such great trustworthy horses, the scenery was stunningly majestic! The food was brilliantly good and wholesome. The weather helped us along most of the time, Laurie, Jenny and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We went on a 6 day trek over Easter with Lawrie, Jenny & Corinna. It was such a fantastic adventure we cannot recommend it more highly. We haven’t stopped talking about how great the horses were and how much we enjoyed the whole week If...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were booked on a four day trip but ex cyclone Debbie intervened and flooded the Hurunui river. Laurie, Corinna and Jenny worked hard to provide good riding for us in the hills surrounding their farm and we still had a great time. Would recommend...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank PaulJMont
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

3 Day Horse Trek January 2017 My husband and I have spent a 3 Day Horse Trek with the Alpine Horse Safari in January 2017. Unfortunately the trek ended very worse. I fell of my horse and finally a helicopter had to bring me in...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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JennyAlpine, Owner at Alpine Horse Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Dear Leticia, We were thinking for a long time if we would replying to your review, as we understand that you are disappointed and hurt about the accident. But we do not agree to all the statements you made in your review, and we would...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

I was on the same trip like the writer from the comment below and have another opinion about the trip. Accidents can happen everywhere, especially on a horse and you should be aware of this before booking a trip like this. I think it was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank MelanieE1177
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We lost two of our riders on our last day of our trip as one young woman came off her horse and was taken by helicopter to hospital. Her husband went with her. This accident was entirely preventable. It occurred because a lot of metal...More

Date of experience: January 2017
6  Thank deborahgai
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Partook in the 12 day Tekapo expedition as a rookie. The large group was supportive and felt like family two weeks down the line. Scenery was spectacular, incredibly isolated and rugged. A proper adventure, camping in close quarters in tents and huts, washing in the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank Torrin23
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a fabulous experience. You don't have to be a horse rider but it pays to be fit. You ride away from phones, cars and people and just switch off from the real world and enjoy the amazing high country of the south island....More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Onesorethumb
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Trying to put this experience into words is tricky. It a nutshell, the trip is gob-smackingly incredible. The scenery is something most Kiwis and visitors to NZ will never see - our 6 day trip took us to some very remote parts of the country,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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