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The Cardrona

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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
2125 Cardrona Valley Road | Cardrona, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1228
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the Quad Experience. We both had the best time! Our guide was awesome and so helpful. It was beautiful scenery and such a fun trip up and down the mountain! Highly recommend to do the experience!! You will not be...More

Thank SamRichardson92
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great staff great food perfect place for kids lots of room outside to run around. Fantastic wines nice mulled wine. Quick service despite how busy it was.

Thank JanenCraig
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing can compare with the wonderful horse trek I had recently at The Cardrona Horses. I was nervous about riding since I hadn't been in the saddle for about 8 years and also have no fluid left in the 2nd disc in my spine due...More

1  Thank Delwinnie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience, the scenery is super, Kelly is a great guide with loads of local knowledge, the horses are much loved and they know their job. The local ale isn’t half bad either! Thank you!

1  Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

By far the best part of our holiday! So much fun and I felt super safe the whole time. I had never ridden a quad bike before but they were great teachers and my boyfriend who was an experienced rider had an awesome time too...More

1  Thank Brittany D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a birthday present for my husband and we both had a amazing time. We spend a lot of time in Central and up the mountains skiing so it was cool to do something a bit different. The quads were easy to ride and...More

Thank StellaClare
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Must do - stop off for mulled wine and wedges after an epic day up the hill! Never disappoints! Great atmosphere inside and out. Fire going and grounds looking great!

Thank Willow1653
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic morning ride with Kelly. The horses are fantastic and Kelly was extremely professional and supportive. We loved it!

Thank Fiona D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a lovely experience with Kelly on the Gold Rush morning ride. As beginner riders, we found the experience very informative and helpful. The scenery was spectacular :)

Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went on a horse ride with guide sam. We had the most amazing time even though the weather wasn't the best. We saw amazing views of nz whilst enjoying a laugh with sam. She made us feel incredibly safe and comfortable...More

1  Thank Emily W
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27 April 2018|
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
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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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.