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The Cardrona

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Address: 2125 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 1228
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Wonderful Horse Ride in the High Country!

Had a wonderful afternoon horse ride in the high country area of Cadrona. They only take small groups at a time (there were only 5 of us) which made it lovely and personal. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful afternoon horse ride in the high country area of Cadrona. They only take small groups at a time (there were only 5 of us) which made it lovely and personal. We were treated to lots of history and knowledge about the area we were riding through which was great. The horses are lovely and are carefully chosen... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I had an amazing afternoon climbing the Cardrona mountains on the quads! I've never been on a quad bike and I thought it would be a baptism by fire - but it turned out to be my favourite part of my New Zealand trip! The quads were so much fun, Sean was a very knowledgeable and friendly... More 

Thank Hannah P
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can't recommend this 2+ hr quad bike ride highly enough! It was the BEST thing we did in NZ! From the initial email contact with Sean all the way to arrival (greeted by his 2 precious wild kittens) and ride up into the high country, we felt supported, safe and in good hands. Sean explained the safety features and how... More 

Thank Claire R
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My group of friends and I had a great afternoon quad biking up the private route that only The Cardrona has access to with our friendly guide, Sean. The trail up the mountain was exciting and we truly enjoyed beautiful views of neighboring mountains and weather in autumn. If you’re visiting Wanaka and would love to make some great memories,... More 

Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a quad tour here & it was fantastic. Such amazing scenery & it's so much fun getting out on the quads & really enjoying the terrain. Our guide was friendly & helpful. Highly recommend doing this experience.

Thank Alicia N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trail guide Ally was warm and welcoming, wonderfully supportive of me - a complete novice - the horses were gentle and the scenery stunning. I was therefore able to relax and enjoy this very beautiful part of New Zealand. So very happy to have joined in this tour and will definitely be back!! Thanks heaps, Ally

Thank Audrey F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you so much to Ally for a great afternoon! We had a wonderful time on our ride along the mountains. What an amazing views along the way! Enjoyed the refreshment stop at the Cardrona Hotel as well. The horses were a pleasure to ride. Thanks so much! Will definitely return if ever back this way!

Thank Kristy1984
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was amazing. Shaun took is up the mountains, we went on our own pace as this was our first quad experience. The view was stunning. The team was very accommodating. The weather was not to great so we reschedule it and they were pretty good with it. Must do when you go to Queenstown. Will come back for... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The adventure started with a comprehensive instruction about the Yamaha Quad bikes and done in a really easy to understand way - Sean took the time to answer question as they arose and nothing was too much trouble for him, I like the fact he gave us room to experience the ride as captain of our vehicle and knowing he... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic ride up the cardrona with our great guide!! 2.t hours roughly return trip and had amazing views and riding the quads was a great time too! Thanks so much!!

Thank Elizabeth I

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