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Horse Trekking Lake Okareka

#6 of 65 Outdoor Activities in Rotorua Features Animals
51 Acacia Road | Lake Okareka R D 5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 21 292 2233
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Genuine Country Horse Trek

Lucy and her two guides that accompanied us (Julie and Ali) were all excellent hosts. They made... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
A Must-Do

My adult daughter and I, both riders, had a great time. Sweet horses and very good 'horse people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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At Horse Trekking Lake Okareka you can explore 1500 acres of rolling sheep and cattle producing farmland on horseback. You will go on a guided trek through 500 acres of native bush between the volcanic Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera and the famous Blue and Green Lakes. We have horses to suit all abilities. This is a horse rider’s paradise with stunning panoramic views. We cater for small groups of 1 – 12 people providing you with an exclusive riding experience.
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51 Acacia Road | Lake Okareka R D 5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 21 292 2233

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lucy and her two guides that accompanied us (Julie and Ali) were all excellent hosts. They made sure our team were all suited to their horses (mixing ability and personalities very well), and made sure everyone was feeling welcome. The views are absolutely spectacular and...More

Thank Carkell08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I, both riders, had a great time. Sweet horses and very good 'horse people' guiding and taking care of the horses. I stayed at the walk with one of our two very good guides because of a back injury but my...More

Thank Joan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Rotorua for our honeymoon and the absolute highlight of our trip was our horse trek with Horse Trekking Lake Okareka. All the women at the stables were super friendly and helped explain everything to us and made us feel...More

Thank melroka01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a gorgeous trek with Horse Trekking Lake Okareka. The scenery is stunning and we were lucky to have perfect weather. The guides are so lovely, friendly and knowledgable about the area and they made the experience really relaxing and enjoyable for us all....More

Thank Susannah L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday 4th June 2017, my husband and I did the 2 hour trek. Aside from the beautiful location, fabulous staff, and amazing horses, it was my husbands first ever full on horse ride. For him... it was the best! Because... his horse was expertly chosen...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to many trail riding places and this ranks as the best in terms of staff skill, organisation and safety. We had a lovely ride with gorgeous scenery. The guides catered well for riders of all levels. I loved it so much I wanted...More

Thank Tracy J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Lake and surrounding country side is magnificent, horses are well cared for and engaging, owner offers a safe and memorable trek.

Thank Cherri G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to go on a trek all by myself with my incredibly lovely tour guide! All of the staff are friendly and inviting, the horses are beautiful and so are the views! Definitely worth it!!!

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 9 May 2017

It's soooo beautiful out there! The view was amazing....the horses were so in peace, the girls were so nice and all the cows and sheeps along the way...I just loved it! Thank you so much girls, I had a unforgettable birthday. Hope to see you...More

Thank Michelle-NL-87
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My daughter and I did the 1.5hr trek. This was our first time horse trekking, so we were a bit nervous. From the moment we arrived till we departed, we felt safe and confident we were in good hands. The staff were friendly, caring, professional...More

Thank Karen-Rotorua
Lucy P, Owner at Horse Trekking Lake Okareka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks for your fabulous review. I am thrilled you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you back one day. Cheers, Lucy.

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Hi there, I am coming out to NZ from England to visit my daughter and would like to book a half day trek on the 12th April- is this possible please and how do I go about booking it? We can both ride. Many thanks, Mandie Bevington.
3 April 2017|
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Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi Mandie, You could ride for 2.5 hours at 10am on the 12th or 3 hours at 1.30pm on the same day. The easiest way to book is to visit our website at treklakeokareka and book online. We look forward to seeing you. Kind... More
Hey! Is there any availabilities on the 30th of dec?¿.
27 December 2016|
Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
At this stage yes. Please phone 021 2922233 to book. Thanks. Lucy
Catherine S
Hi there, Do we need to book in advance? or we can just "walk-in"? Or do you have a time-slot for each ride? Thanks
17 November 2016|
Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi. Yes you do need to book. We normally ride at 10am and 1.30pm and the best treks are the 1.5 hour and the 2 hour trek. Thanks. Lucy.