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The Cardrona

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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About The Cardrona
First class scenic horse trekking and quad bike tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand
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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

The Crown Range Road is the highest highway in New Zealand, winding through the dramatic landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. On this tour, take an alternative route and soak up the scenery from the saddle on a thrilling horseback riding adventure. Ride along forest trails and through mountain valleys, take in views of Wanaka Lake and the Crown Range, and if you’re a more experienced rider, enjoy trotting or galloping along the plains.
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2 hours
from US$143.11

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

Saddle up and explore New Zealand’s rugged wilderness on this 3.5-hour Cardrona High Country pub trail horse-riding trek. Head on horseback into the New Zealand countryside with your guide. Discover points of historical interest along the winding mountain trails, and gain insight into the 19th-century gold rush that brought wealth to the area. Pass through a working cattle farm, traverse choppy rivers and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged scenery. Stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a complimentary drink, then return to base along the mighty Cardrona River.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$186.26

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

Enjoy high-octane thrills in the New Zealand wilderness on this 2-hour Cardrona Valley quad bike experience from Wanaka. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, pull on your helmet and hop onto your 350cc quad bike. Master the controls in safety, then spin off into the mountains of the mighty Cardrona Valley with your guide. Navigate winding dirt tracks through rolling alpine farmland where Merino sheep and cattle graze. Bounce and roll over the rugged terrain, and enjoy panoramic views over the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island.
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2 hours
from US$207.84
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shereeb671 wrote a review 5 Apr
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Kelly was a wonderful guide on this adventure. She has so much enthusiasm, and we loved getting to meet her incredibly cuddly cats & dogs as well before we set off. The quad bike adventure was over varying terrain so interesting to navigate, and the scenery was absolutely stunning. We had a great time - thanks Kelly!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Claire F wrote a review Mar 2021
Taranaki, New Zealand3 contributions
Kelly was amazing. So bubbly and really made our morning so much fun. Bikes for all ages and the views!!! Amazing time with a large group..we had a blast. Love to do again in the snow.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Ruth Holmes wrote a review Mar 2021
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I was lucky enough to ride with Kelly and her super horses on the Top Beat ride [for experienced riders]. Kelly was a great tour guide, who had picked lovely horses for us, I particularly loved the loose rein riding style and the super comfortable saddles. If you want a forward moving riding experience in wonderful country [the views are breathtaking] then this is the one for you.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Brent wrote a review Mar 2021
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Beautiful easy ride with well mannered horses along the slopes of the Crown Range. Weather was cool and dry, and equipment well maintained. Will definitely be back in winter for the extended trail
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Julia Millen wrote a review Mar 2021
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This was such a fun experience! Beautiful scenery, awesome guide, lovely well cared for horses who knew exactly what to do to look after their rider but still had personalities and needed riding. Loved that we could go at any pace we wanted. Having a beer at the pub af the mountain climb was great in the heat. Highly recommemd!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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