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The Cardrona

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Address: 2125 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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First class scenic horse trekking and quad bike tours of the stunning...

First class scenic horse trekking and quad bike tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, South Island, New Zealand

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Amazing day, Quads and Horses!

We were staying nearby and called in to check it out. We were greeted by Sean who was very friendly. I wanted to do a horse ride and my partner the quads so we decided to treat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying nearby and called in to check it out. We were greeted by Sean who was very friendly. I wanted to do a horse ride and my partner the quads so we decided to treat ourselves to both! Sean talked us through each experience and also gave us some handy/ helpful local recommendations along with a discount for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our quad right up into the mountains of Cuadrona. The views were tremendous, the quads were pretty new and handled well, and our guide Sean showed us a great time overall. Highly recommend and would do again!

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Thank mdgatto
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my family decided to do the 2.5 hour quad bike tour with Sean and could not recommend this any higher. We were booked in for a 10 am start but Sean gave us plenty of notice and pushed it back an hour due to weather and we are so glad he did the weather was perfect. The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great few hours riding horses..... to the pub. The whole ride has amazing views and scenery. Kelly was very welcoming, has good history about the area and is very patient with beginners. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed only one night here and were very happy with this hotel. The room was small and lacked certain amenities such as a mini fridge (I believe we booked the last available room and there may be options on offer in other rooms) but it was charming, very clean and quiet. We enjoyed a great dinner at the in-house... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Respect for how well Kelly has trained her horses! The horses were not slow, we walked at a fast steady pace, trotted, cantered (which felt like galloping), on long reins and felt very safe. Even the beginner in our group cantered and that is amazing. The horses look healthy and happy. The equipment is well maintained and you wear a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had half a day free in Wanaka and were exploring various interesting options when TripAdvisor suggested The Cardrona Experience. We had not ridden a horse - definitely not in a Horse Hike over uneven terrain. Skeptically I emailed them and Kelly suggested the Twilight Ride. Cardrona is a short drive from Wanaka and is easily reached. When we reported... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We left with mixed feelings from our 2.5 hr quad biking tour. The Good: It is a beautiful area with great views, the quads are new, decent spec and in great condition, the guide was friendly. The Bad: It was advertised as a 2.5hr trip (iSite), but was ended a little short of 2 hours. I think at this price,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow what a great experience we had with Kelly. My husband was a very nervous first timer and was given such good instruction prior to the ride by both Kelly & Sean. And he loved it! The ride was spectacular through amazing countryside. Horses (John & Ella) were very responsive and great to ride. Kelly's info on Cardrona throughout the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After looking at the reviews, we decided to spend our day here (while staying in Wanaka). We did both, the horse riding and the atv experiences; moreover, loved both of them. The owners were extremely friendly and enthusiastic towards ensuring we a great time. The area itself (including the places visited during the tour) are beautiful. Lunch in between the... More 

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