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Mackenze Alpine Horse Trekking

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Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Majestic, Relaxing and Beautiful

I had never rode horse-back before so I was a little worried before this trip. The ladies working... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian P
Thank you for a wonderful experience

I booked a horse ride for our family, including our 3 children (13, 8 and 6). Unfortunately when we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Catherine B
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Enjoy a fabulous horse trek in the Mackenzie with views of the Southern Alps, lakes and high country sheep stations. Suitable for beginners, choose from our beautiful 1,2 or 3.5 hr treks
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Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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"hour trek"
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"clear instructions"
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"inexperienced riders"
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"lovely horses"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"lovely guide"
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"great ride"
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"riding experience"
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"small group"
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"scenic ride"
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"skill level"
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"pine forest"
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"awesome experience"
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"two hours"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"view of the lake"
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"beginners"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never rode horse-back before so I was a little worried before this trip. The ladies working there put me at ease however and I was soon trekking up the hills around Lake Tekapo. Such an experience and so beautiful! Definitely worth a stop...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a horse ride for our family, including our 3 children (13, 8 and 6). Unfortunately when we arrived, our 8 year old daughter completely freaked out about actually getting on the horse. Kate, the guide, was incredibly calm and patient with her, allowing...More

Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best experience I had in Tekapo. Horses are well trained and know their way to the most fantastic views around the area. Staff are really friendly, you can tell how much they love what they do. I went on a...More

Thank Diana C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Just finished an hour of horse trekking. Totally enjoyed it, felt very safe, the views were amazing. Our guide was just brilliant. This is a must do for all!

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The staff here are brilliant and the horses are in beautiful condition. An absolute must if you want the most interesting and exciting horse trek. The forest track goes up and down through the trees and then opens up by the lake. We only had...More

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Went out on a two hour trek, just beautiful. The two girls who took us out were friendly and easy going, and super helpful getting us sorted on our horses. Apart from a couple of people who had ridden before most of the group were...More

Thank Janice M
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Fantastic ride ! As an experienced horse rider, I would like to say how well our guide catered for us and the inexperienced group who were also on the tour with us. Our guide waited hand and foot for the group who were painfully needy...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Having never ridden a horse before I was quite nervous as to what the experience would be like ... I shouldn’t have been nervous. The instructors were fab.. friendly and knowledgable. Bec was really good fun :) The horses were super friendly and responsive. And...More

1  Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Super friendly and professional staff. We (2 adults and 2 kids aged 5 and 7) went with Bec on the lake view treck and it was amazing! She was great with the children and we felt safe all through the ride and the horses were...More

Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We did the one hour trek which provided beautiful views of Lake Tekapo. The guides were lovely and very helpful. They gave clear instructions and it is perfect for beginners. Strongly recommend for your trip to Lake Tekapo

Thank Louise G
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