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Glacier Country Horses

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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 800 187 357
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Nice scenic ride in rainy weather

Had booked the ride on last minute notice as we our other activities got cancelled due to weather... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Vincent Y
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Great views of the glacier

Arrived and met by friendly staff. Horses were all ready and looked healthy and happy. Introduced... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
samwise_91
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Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“horse trek” (8 reviews)
“hour ride” (9 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 800 187 357
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Had booked the ride on last minute notice as we our other activities got cancelled due to weather conditions. We had problems finding the location initially as the address from TripAdvisor is different from their website. Eventually, we rerouted based on the directions given by...More

2  Thank Vincent Y
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived and met by friendly staff. Horses were all ready and looked healthy and happy. Introduced to my horse, Ned, who was so awesome I wanted to buy him! It was a mixed ability trek so not much chance to go faster during but our...More

Thank samwise_91
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Took the 2 hrs trek, they were late and ended up a half an hour too early. Meaning that had only 1,5 (if that) for the price of 2. Also, there were only two short trots, so actually juat walking with the horse the whole...More

Thank Sandels2014
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Glad that I booked this horse trek! You get a great view of the glacier and it was a nice 2 hour ride. It was walking for most of the time though, but I still really enjoyed it. We trotted once and then at the...More

Thank lilliegrace38
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views, gentle horses. First time riding but catered today! Really friendly staff who ensured the ride was fun for all abilities. Stunning views of the glacier too in the sunshine, we'd definitely recommend riding here

Thank FattieBoo
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We are both experienced riders who really enjoyed our horse trek at the end of a rainy day in Franz Josef. We did the one hour ride but wished we had time for the longer ones where we could see even more of the beautiful...More

Thank elcydMinnesota
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to do a horse treck as a family of all inexperienced riders, floyd, molly,borris,junior were our trusty horses for the 2 hr treck. We all enjoyed our rides the horses were well behaved and easy to handle. Things that could be improved would...More

Thank malcolmnet
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I signed on for a ride with South Westland at the very last minute and was very pleased with the amazing service I received. I was picked up at my hotel 10 minutes after calling...great service. The horses were very well trained, the saddles very...More

Thank RiderNZ
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Decided on a whim to go riding and the owners made room for our group of 5. Our horses were well trained and even though we had not ridden in years we were comfortable even when trotting. We went through fields of wild flowers and...More

Thank Jaime Z
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I've been riding horses my whole life, and due to lots of traveling hadn't been on a horse for a year – so I thought horseback at Franz Josef would be just what I needed. It was just me and another girl + 2 guides...More

1  Thank MariaDmitrienko
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星辰 周
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Response from Lynette L | Reviewed this property |
Katie (worker and not the owner) from London, gave us a ride (no charge) near the front door of the office at the Aspen Hotel to the horse stable and back home. We were with G-Adventures tour, so maybe that is why they... More
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