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The Cardrona

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2125 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1228
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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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“horse riding” (93 reviews)
“quad bikes” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2125 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1228
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful day on the high country pub trail. Both ginger bear and Ella were beautiful calm horses. The trail was amazing and scenic, with great history in the area. The pub topped it off with yummy beer and lovely garden. Kelly was a wonderful guide!...More

Thank Sophie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 4 went on a ride with Kelly, who was great at matching the horse to the person depending on their experience/comfort level. We all ended up loving the ride, the tour, and the views. It was definitely our favorite activity so far...More

Thank AJ F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deceptive from the outside, I was expecting one large room. Restaurant and bar, beautiful garden and amazing log fire in the centre. Accommodation is sixteen rooms in this 1863 hotel with mostly original features boasts that it is one of NZ oldest hotels. So glad...More

Thank Wiltshire-feet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to do horseback riding in Cardrona Valley near Wanaka last minute and glad we did! We were both first time riders. It was just us 2 so we had Kelly all to ourselves. Kelly was a great instructor, fun, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago


Thank Brian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the quad biking trail and it was awesome. It was my first time quad biking and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Sean who was in charge was super friendly and helpful.

Thank Herald N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I last minute booked quad biking here at The Cardrona for our last day and we are so happy we did it! It was such a beautiful day and quad biking up to the top of the mountain was so beautiful. 2...More

Thank Lys T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time enjoying the beautiful views. Kelly is an excellent leader and the horses are 10/10!

Thank Demelza G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the tour that takes you to the Cardrona Hotel. My partner and I were lucky enough to be the only ones that had booked it that day. Kelly took us through the beautiful area around the farm. The horses were just wonderful. My...More

Thank Thenia N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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.
24 May 2016|
Response from KellySpaans | Property representative |
Hi There! Thanks for your enquiry! I have an age limit of 5 years old as any younger some children's feet cannot reach the stirrups. I give a complete riding lesson before the ride so no experience is necessary, so your... More