We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

#1 of 86 Outdoor Activities in Christchurch Features Animals
Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$73.21*
and up
2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Horse treks run on a working high country sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps and only 1 hour from Christchurch City - various treks available with 1hour, 2hour, 3hour and full day.
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good1%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“horse trek” (79 reviews)
“hour ride” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-318 8886
Write a Review
Reviews (391)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 376 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience and beautiful scenery. We are a family of five (kids aged 13, 11 and 9), all beginners except for my husband. Chris recommended the two hour trek, which was an absolutely perfect amount of time. We were a complete group by ourselves (which...More

Thank Deidre S
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review, It was nice to see you all doing so well and having some fun. Hope we will see you again one day. Chris

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely had an amazing time for first time riders. The views on the trek were amazing never seen anything like it! It was almost unreal! Directions were very easy to understand and carry out. Our two guides Chris and Dahlia were some of the most...More

Thank Joey L
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for a great review, It was good to see you both having fun in my office . It was a good ride, and if you are ever back my way Diego will be waiting for you. Chris

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Horse trek was amazing! Breath taking view. Chris and Dahlia were both great at what they do, they knew everything and did it so well! Having my first horse ride experience here at Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to try...More

Thank waifrank2
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, It is nice to know tht first time riders can relax on my horses and have fun See you again Chris

Reviewed 5 July 2017

A-MAZ-ING!!! words cannot describe how breathtaking this whole adventure was! My partner and I did the 3 hour trek through the river and valley and it was truely incredible! you were able to get up and close with nature and relax to the sound of...More

Thank hollyfowler25
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank u for a very good review, Good to see you both having fun out on the horses. See you again on day Chris

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Had an absolute ball riding with Chris on their beautiful horses, caters for all levels of riding so everyone gets the most out of their ride. Great scenes too!

Thank andrewsh250
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for the great review, Pleased you had fun on the horses, Look forward to seeing you again one day. Chris

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful morning outdoors with professional guide Chris and his beautiful horses Red, Tyson and Memphis! First, Chris explained everything very clearly so that everyone could understand. He constantly keeps an eye on you on the whole trek. The scenery is just unbelievably...More

Thank Polina P
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for the great review, Good to see you both having some fun out on the horses. You both did well, will see you again I am sure, Thank you Chris

Reviewed 23 June 2017

A personal imperative of mine when visiting New Zealand was that I MUST ride through breathtaking land and scenery, having idealised it in my head since I was a child. After researching various places and businesses, my partner and I decided to book a 3...More

Thank Emma P
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for a great review, I am pleased that you were both able to enjoy your time out with me and the horses. If you are ever back my way please come and see us again Chris

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Myself and my partner booked this very last minute as something to do before we left the area and we are so happy we did! We called up at 8am on a Monday morning and they were able to set us up for a 10am...More

Thank Courtney M
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for the good review, Pleased you had a good time out with my staff. Chris

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I went out by myself today with Chris and had an amazing time! Awesome trek with lots of variation and great for all levels! I highly recommend going on a trek with these guys you won't be disappointed! 10/10

Thank Hannah G
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for a great review. Hope we might see you again one day. Chris

Reviewed 15 June 2017

I signed up for the 3 hours river and valley horse trek. I didn't have a car so they were nice to send a vehicle down in Springfield to pick me up. (Though I would suggest riding a car to the area.) The horses are...More

Thank Kai Teck T
RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for the review, Pleased you had a good time with me out on the horses. Chris

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Yello Shack Cafe
96 reviews
4.40 km away
Flock Hill restaurant
10 reviews
19.80 km away
Cafe 51
100 reviews
21.10 km away
Darfield bakery
135 reviews
25.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alpine Jet
30 reviews
2.26 km away
Kowhai Residential School of Riding Ltd
29 reviews
9.34 km away
Hogs Back Track
23 reviews
20.38 km away
Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides
206 reviews
28.72 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Bianka R
28 August 2016|
Answer
Response from CHRISTINE M | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly better than average but sorry I wouldn't have a clue how you do that. Best you ask Trip Adviser.
0
Votes
grandmaaka
9 January 2015|
Answer
Response from RubiconValleyHorseTr | Property representative |
Hi I would suggest the 2 hour river trail, could do the 3hour but some find the 3 hour a bit long. Chris
0
Votes