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The Cardrona

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2125 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek
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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley
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Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka
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First class scenic horse trekking and quad bike tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, South Island, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2125 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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"horse riding"
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"quad bikes"
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"the high country"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did a 2 hour horse trek with Cardrona Horses and it was one of the highlights of our honeymoon! We got to ride 2 beautiful, calm horses and were led by Ally who taught us a lot about the history of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views and great horses. We really enjoyed doing this, both as an experienced rider and a beginner. Background info of the environment and the guides were also really nice.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great 2 hours of horse riding up the mountain and around deer and sheep farms. Beautiful rivers and streams. Great instructor.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time on our trek through the mountains with our wonderful guides Ally and Sam! Our horses were great and the cantering was super fun! The whole experience was excellent and something we would definitely recommend! Great scenery and the route...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome! Can’t speak highly enough of this activity. Very friendly operator. Safe, thorough, and considerate. Loads of fun. Great value at 2 hours long. Scenery incredible! Thanks, we will be back again :)

Thank Bonnie R
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KellySpaans, Owner at The Cardrona, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review Bonnie!! It was our pleasure- see you next time! 😊

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most awesome time today on the Top Beat Ride! The ride was everything we imagined, plenty of cantering up the hills to the top with amazing views the entire time. Kelly took heaps of photos of us to remember our ride by...More

Thank Allana H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set out from Wanaka to Queenstown on a cool Autumnal day. The Cardrona is a lovely country pub. Friendly & happy service. Enjoyed a seafood chowder & a local brew. There is a lovely garden out the back which I imagine in warmer weather would...More

Thank Alison K
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dabunting
27 April 2018|
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Response from KellySpaans | Property representative |
Hi Danielle! Thanks for your enquiry! We love taking family groups it is our specialty! What we would do is take you exclusively so we can look after you and the girls and have the maximum amount of fun with safety as... More
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Snowpetrel131
23 February 2018|
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Response from Rod S | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if there are taxis in Wanaka. If not you will have to hire a car. Note that the Cardrona Hotel that I reviewed is some distance from the snowfields. The hotel is about 20 minutes drive from Wanaka town.
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fay m
1 October 2017|
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Response from brutal250165 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the young lady there indicated all ages and experience levels are catered for.
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