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Walter Peak Horse Trek - Real Journeys

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For added adventure following your vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship cruise, join a guided Horse Trek of Walter Peak High Country Farm. Our experienced guides take you across rolling high country farmland to an outlook offering spectacular views of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for everyone. Our horse leader, Lloyd, is so experienced and explains things well for non riders. The scenery is breathtaking and beautiful. We wanted to do this activity a couple of years ago but our youngest was too young. You have to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NicoleW4231
Reviewed 30 November 2018

The sheep on the farm get sheered once or twice a year, and we saw this happen to one. Very accommodating facility. Walking among the animals and feeding them was fun. Good dessert buffet and tea/coffee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beverley R
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite memories of Queenstown includes a slow gentle boat ride across the lake to arrive at a beautiful old cottage called Walter peak. I thoroughly enjoyed the working farm dog show and sheep sheering (despite normally dreading this type of activity) it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jenniferB9713JH
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Small group activity with Lloyd being a great guide who gave helpful tips to make it easier for yourself. None of us had any experience but the horses were well behaved and Lloyd made us feel at ease. The trek lasted about 45 minutes and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Walter Peak Horse Trek - Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi there. Thanks for this review. We're thrilled to see how much you enjoyed this trip with Lloyd, especially seeing as it was the first time any of your group had ridden a horse. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018

A great afternoon out, we got the TSS Earnshaw across the lake to Walter Peak Farm for the Horse Trek. We were met on the shore and escorted up to the stables, we were a party of 4 and 2 others, one of our party...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Our family enjoyed the steam boat ride to Walter Peak Farm where we were met by Lloyd and whisked away from the crowds, walking up a road past some farm animals to the horse stables. Lloyd is a fabulous guide with years of horse-handling experience...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kate S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

First things first, we didn’t get a chance to thank Lloyd for the horse trek yesterday - we had such an amazing time an really enjoyed our company and expertise. My sister and I were fortunate enough to partake in this particular tour. Taking the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Bek C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

With the sun shining, the boat trip over was very pleasant any picturesque. Once off the boat we were met by our horse trek guide, Lloyd. Straight away I felt relaxed and comfortable as I was a bit nervous about getting on a horse. He...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SoniaA123
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a nose to tai ride over a hill. Some pretty scenery. However the guide led my horse by a rope. Now I am a senior citizen, but I also used to herd cattle on horseback as a kid. I am not infirmed or...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Lloyd was very professional and friendly. Felt very safe and secure for a first ride. The view was spectacular, scones and coffee was a nice touch to end the experience. Highly recommend this those who want to have a taste of horse riding...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Helen M
2 December 2017|
Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi there, if you are talking about general bags - backpacks, handbags etc., then you will be able to leave them with the team when out on the trek. If you were talking about larger luggage items then I would suggest emailing... More
24 April 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi there, Unfortunately our Walter Peak Horse Treks are seasonal and finish in April - so will not be operating when you in Queenstown. Walter Peak is located on the other side of Lake Wakatipu and is accessed by boat, as... More