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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 5 days ago

Met by very friendly guide and the cat, went the day after it snowed so was an awesome ride through snow to top of mountain, beautiful scenery. thoroughly recommend

1  Thank 19mw10
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kelly and Sam were super friendly and accomodating. My friend and I had such a fun ride with Sam as our tour guide. The young horse I rode was super enthusiastic, gentle and sure-footed. Thanks so much for showing us such a lovely adventure!

Thank Stefanie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 via mobile

Beautifull view, Good service, And i had guide Samantha learned alot about the area history as well. 100% worth the ride.

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 2 weeks ago

Kelly was fabulous , and very informative about the history of Cardona. My horse Dan was lovely and so will trained. Definitely recommend the experience .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect start of the day, beautiful views, knowledgeable tour guide Kelly- just a few facts that should make everyone want to do this horse trek tour! We really enjoyed every moment of it from start to the end. It was a great challenge for us...More

1  Thank Jolita V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 2 weeks ago

Our first horse riding experience and will definitely return. Really friendly environment set amid the most beautiful scenery. Our guide Ally was great fun, really helpful for us beginners, and full of information about the local area and its history. Really was a highlight of...More

1  Thank NevM21
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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
22 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.