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The Cardrona

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Opens in 27 min: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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“quad bikes”(38 reviews)
First class scenic horse trekking and quad bike tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, South Island, New Zealand
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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 yesterday via mobile

Sam was lovely and my horse Wally knew exactly what to do so even as a first timer I had an excellent and worry free ride. The scenery were stunning and I highly recommend going through the high country ride, it's well worth the time....More

Thank chelswiminthesea
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most amazing horse ride. Great group of people running it, very highly recommend. Horses are lovely

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephkstella
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an absolutely amazing two hours on this horse trekking experience. My husband and son (aged 6) had never previously ridden, but Kelly and team made them feel at ease and ensured they had a safe and enjoyable time. My son fell in love...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natalie J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thanks for the amazing Morning out! The ride was cool. The most fun part was through the water. Would go again!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fleur v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a sensational ride, our horses were perfectly matched to our ability, lots of opportunity for ‘running’, amazing scenery and really interesting history about the gold rush, and local information. Highly recommended, look forward to same again next year!

1  Thank catrionah3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent afternoon with Sam. It was my first time of horse riding, and Sam explained all the things to know very well. The tour of the Cardrona Valley is beautiful, the drink at the Cardrona Hotel very good (their White Sauvignon is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank benmed972
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent horses, all in great condition, happy in their work and with their welfare the top priority, which made me very happy. Long rein riding that ensures the horse's mouths are protected. Would advise that if you do the lunch time ride you are a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife went for this and it was totally worth it, probably the best outdoor activity in Wanaka. Our guide was really sweet and guided us really well about the basics of riding a horse. The horses were top notch. Would recommend it...More

Thank vikrantsinghr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome horse trek. Was very enjoyable and would highly recommend to others. Catered for us extremely well as first time riders

Thank Thislad17k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After I initially booked the morning tour, Kelly called me to suggest I upgrade to the pub tour which would be more suitable for experienced riders. I’m glad I did! Kelly knows much about the area and for non experienced riders she explains all very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank noellej283
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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 rods47 | 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.