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Horse Trekking Lake Okareka

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Just stunning on a beautiful day, friendly staff

I would recommend trekking here to people of all levels of experience. It is a beautiful location... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vivienne D
Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
Been twice - will go again!

Taken family and overseas visitors. No experience - no problem, Great scenery. Well supervised... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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...more
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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 5 days ago

I would recommend trekking here to people of all levels of experience. It is a beautiful location, and I received excellent care from Lucy (the owner) and all of her staff. I have been before and am very pleased I returned for a second time....More

Thank Vivienne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taken family and overseas visitors. No experience - no problem, Great scenery. Well supervised. Well worth the price for overseas visitors ( students from Japan) as something they have never experienced.

Thank craigf454
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was pretty good. Horses are a bit tired and grumpy of their job. There is a lots of "trekking", horses just follow along. The ride was awesome. Great views, farm land and Lake. The owner is very nice and helpful.

Thank Kaight F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality wet weather gear loaned to us kept us all warm and dry on the wettest of days. The hour and a half was thourghly enjoyable and the scenery spectacular. No wonder I returned for my second trek and will again for a longer...More

Thank porterc991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had experienced, novice and total beginner riders and Lucy made sure we all enjoyed the experience, the horses were awesome and even on a showery and cloudy day - a most enjoyable morning.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids and wife had never got onto a horse and we decided to introduce them to horse riding in a beautiful setting. Lucy and her team were extremely well organized starting with kitting us out including selecting the horses based on our comfort levels....More

Thank Pata2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was awesome! I haven't been on a horse for thirty years, but this brought back all the memories of a true kiwi horse riding experience from my youth. Lucy and the team did a great job of making sure we had a safe and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful landscapes and reliable, willing horses, reasonable price, friendly guides. The only problem is the one they share with all horse rentals - they can't guarantee an "experienced only" ride as there's always a chance a first-timer tourist turns up. They do everything in their...More

Thank Galina L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Boys and I you could safely say have never really ridden a horse before and Jane the owner sorted us out on 3 of the most lovely natured horses imaginable.The property was stunning as was the day and we had the most wonderful 2...More

Thank saraherossmum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ride was very enjoyable. The guides were very nice and the walk through the fern forest was beautiful. Gorgeous views and a chance to canter couple of times.

Thank MartaHawaii
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7 March 2018|
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Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do cater for people to go faster but there is not a lot of opportunity to do this on the one hour trek. I would recommend either the 1.5 or the 2 hour trek and you will be able to trot and canter. Thanks for... More
3 July 2017|
Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi. The majority of our clients have never ridden before and we have quiet horses to cater for beginner riders. I would recommend either the 1.5 hour trek or the 2 hour trek. Both have fabulous views with slightly better... More
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