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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek
From US$ 100.66
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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek
US$ 100.66
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.
What to Expect
After all riding abilities and expectations have been established, riders are matched to horses and safety helmets fitted.

Horse riding is then demonstrated by the guide so the riders may watch then with the assistance of a mounting block, riders are helped on board their horse and given a one on one lesson. After a pre ride safety talk the ride commences up the mountain with the friendly and competant guide leading the way. The beautiful scenery is accompanied by a commentary of certain points of interest of Cardrona Valley including the 1860s gold rush and the working sheep, cattle and deer farm the trail passes through (including a river crossing!).

A little over half way the guide will stop the ride at the historic Cardrona Hotel where the riders will be helped to dismount, tie their horses up to the hitching rail and invited inside for a complimentary beer/wine/coffee/soft drink - the classiest way to arrive at the pub! After the break the guide will help the riders mount up again before riding back to base along the Cardrona river.
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Reviews (57)

1 - 5 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amaaaazing horse riding experience

Went on the pub ride with Ally and its the best horse trek I ever did! I am an experienced rider and I got to do some awesome canters, and the surroundings are amazing. Ally was so nice making sure everbody was having a good...More

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome adventure

Kelly took my sister and I on the high country pub ride yesterday. It was fabulous, I loved every minute. As a learner rider my horse Pat looked after me beautifully, he knew his job. Wonderful scenery and Kelly's information about the history of the...More

1  Thank Resort814671
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day on the high country pub trail!

My sister and I went on the High country pub trail earlier this week and couldn't have been happy with experience! Right from the get go out guide Kelly was friendly and attentive and found the perfect horse to suit each of our skill levels....More

1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Greatest Horse Trek in NZ!!

Thanks for an amazing Horse Trek experience. Most beautiful horses, such a professional team. This was our 2nd Horse Trek in NZ and by far more enjoyable. As a family with no experience, Sam + the amazingly trained horses, made us feel so confident. Such...More

1  Thank Shiri N
Reviewed 17 July 2018
First Class Country Trek

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
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