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Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

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Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
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US$73.55*
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2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek
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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.
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“horse trek” (82 reviews)
“hour ride” (24 reviews)
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Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
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+64 3-318 8886
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"horse trek"
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"hour ride"
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"experienced riders"
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"lovely horses"
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"well trained horses"
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"clear instructions"
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"riding experience"
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"riding tips"
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"homemade scones"
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"river trail"
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"amazing trek"
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"guide chris"
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"new zealand"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"hot drink"
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"great guide"
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"amazing experience"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went three hours trek and had the best riding experience ever. Location is perfect. It only takes a little more than one hour from Christchurch, which allowed me to take a private day off during my business trip there. The view was fantastic! and the...More

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RubiconValleyHorseTr, Owner at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for a great review, good to see you having some good fun, Chris

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing afternoon in Rubicon Valley today. Can’t beat the scenery, Chris and Dahlia are so friendly and helpful and they’ve really thought of everything - even a tea break with homemade brownies. Sad I’m not in NZ long enough to go again!

Thank Charlotte D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was the second time I have been to Rubicon Valley Horse Treks and I enjoyed it as much as ever. Chris and the team are extremely professional and make it a really fun and enjoyable experience. The scenery is completely amazing and a must...More

Thank Petra K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went horse riding with them since I wanted to get out of the exam stress I was having at that moment (I was an exchange student at Lincoln University). My friend and I are both experienced riders and had an amazing time riding their horses....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here to go horse riding to get out of the exam stress while I was studying abroad at Lincoln University. Had an absolutely amazing time. My friend and I are both experienced riders and were very satisfied with the ride and the possibility to...More

Thank Vera v
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful opportunity to experience the foothills of the Southern Alps on excellent horses with an extremely professional guide. I went with young children who rode big horses but safety was paramount and we had a 2 hour trek without mishap and they absolutely loved...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

relaxed atmosphere ,del is happy to look after all your request in a nice relaxed kiwi style flavour , it is a great location off the highway to make you feel you have gone somewhere but close enough to do it as an afternoon activity...More

Thank colin p
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

What a great experience. We've always been a little bit afraid of horses. They're big and we're small. But for the first time, under Chris's excellent tuition, we felt that we were in control of the horses and not the other way around. The ride...More

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We did the River Trek on a very hot summer day and it was amazing. The horses are well educated and as a beginner you feel very safe. There are also options for more experienced riders. They allow you to go faster if you want...More

Thank AnjaClaire
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I did the River Trail 2 hour trek recently. It was an awesome afternoon. A relaxing ride through the paddocks along the Waimakariri River. Great views of the New Zealand countryside. The tour guides, Chris and Dahlia, made sure everyone was safe...More

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Bianka R
28 August 2016|
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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.
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grandmaaka
9 January 2015|
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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
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