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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

By Adventure Playground
Recommended by 96% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
New Zealand is known for its incredible scenery, and this guided horse trekking tour is a great way to cover lots of ground, and discover remote sights that would be hard to reach on foot. Travel along winding trails, through native bush, and over farmland to expose amazing views of Mount Ngongotaha, and Lake Rotorua. Enjoy photo stops along the way, and hear fascinating commentary from a guide.
from
S$66.39
per adult
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S$66.39
per adult

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Ages 12-80, max of 6 per group
Duration:1h
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Ticket type:Mobile

Highlights
  • Discover New Zealand’s countryside at a faster pace than a walking tour
  • Access amazing photo opportunities of Mount Ngongotaha, and Lake Rotorua
  • This guided horse trekking adventure is perfect for beginners
  • Flexible tour with the option to add on hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Guide
  • Horse safari
  • Safety gear
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • 451 Ngongotaha Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking time.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19829P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua?
Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua price starts from S$65.15. Discover and book Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua on Tripadvisor
What is the Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua cancellation policy?
Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua?
Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua is hosted by Adventure Playground. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Adventure Playground on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h. Discover and book Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19829P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

JasonW5114
JasonW5114
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Funnest thing in Rotorua
Did Zorbing, Hellsgate, but this hands down was the funnest activity in Rotorua. The horses, the off-road the shoot
176mandeepsinghb
176mandeepsinghb
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Adventure heaven👌
I had an amazing experience of driving an ATV buggy at Adventure Playground. My guides Steve and Craig were awesom
127kirstena
127kirstena
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The bomb
The clay pigeon shooting was epic!! As soon as we arrived the staff were amazing!!! Full of funny banter and we fel
bob295375
bob295375
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Friendly staff, breathtaking scenery, lots of fun.
4 wheel drive was more challenging than expected, great fun. Horses nice and tame and mostly did what were told. Be
519meganr
519meganr
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Family friendly activity
Amazing, lots of fun and beautiful views. Good for children. Our guide Steven was wonderful and really made sure we
ebbysls
ebbysls
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BEST EXPERIENCE ! MAKE SURE TO TRY THIS
This was such a cool experience, would definitely recommend to everyone visiting Rotorua, sean and steve were our g
616alishat
616alishat
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Amazing staff
7 of us did a group booking here, visiting from auckland. We started off the buggy tour with sean and steve, such a
F2916APchristined
F2916APchristined
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Not to be missed
Absolutely fantastic experience, friendly experienced guides and knowledgeable about the bush. Great views out ove
Krishnapatel301
Krishnapatel301
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Bed experience
Excellent shooting experience. But worst experience for 4*4 bugee driving. They have written self drive but it’s no
Kelahan
Kelahan
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First time clay shooting
Decided to go clay shooting out of the blue when we drove past the sign this Easter. Our instructors, Shane and Iha
brendon152
brendon152
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fun trip
We took a mini break to Rotorua and decided to give the self drive 4X4 and clay pigeon shooting a go, was fantastic
Diane D
Diane D
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Highly recommended
Beautiful land, great views and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend this tour.
BrettPaton
BrettPaton
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Great afternoon
We had a great afternoon at Adventure Park. The guides for the range were very friendly, took the time to explain s
GrapeEscape
GrapeEscape
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Awesome experience
Excellent trip and a lot of fun. We will definitely be back next time we visit Rotorua and mixx things up a bit
michelledS6432PP
michelledS6432PP
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Claybird shooting highly recommend
Our group of five booked the 25 shots for claybird. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend. Ou
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DD-RULZZ
Rotorua, New Zealand24 contributions
Mar 2022
What can I say but Amazing . The ladies that took us were so wonderful and totally looked after the biggest sook they have properly meet. Yip me but I felt so calm 99 percent of the time and I had Miss Molly to look after me as well . Beautiful horse she is. I think our guides name was Sherneria so sorry if I spelt that wrong but you are amazing and thank you for talking to me along the way . For taking the photo of me and my sister so we could share the beautiful view of Rotorua and surrounding area,
I would most certainly recommend this Horse trek to everyone . You will honestly enjoy it and be very proud of yourselves for doing it ...100 percent happy
Written 6 March 2022
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Adventure2710
Really appreciate your feedback. Our guides appreciate hearing from our customers and love sharing our views.
Written 7 March 2022
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Sheraz
5 contributions
Aug 2020
One of the best spontaneous decision we made for our weekend in Rotorua and luckily we got the booking. This horse trek has great scenic views along the way and the top was just amazing with a birds-eye view of the lake Rotorua and the city. Horses were calm, super nice and easy to ride.

The experience was overwhelming for all of us and goes without giving credit to TYLAH (Dory- thankfully didn't forget to take us all to the top :D ) was a great guide, friendly and easy to talk gave great tips for horseriding to us (first timers).

Highly recommended to experience horse trek experience at Adventure Playground Rotorua and for other activities (that we left for our next visit).
Written 9 August 2020
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Adventure2710
Wow amazing feedback thank you ! Sounds like you had the best time even though it was a spontaneous decision ! We love all you comments and thank you particularly regarding your guide and our lovely horses. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Rotorua. Thanks from The Team at Adventure Playground
Written 26 September 2020
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Maury-n-NZ
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Jan 2022
We booked online after a phone call to confirm details. Our scheduled times were no longer best for us, so we requested an earlier time, and they kindly accommodated us. They set us up nicely with our horses, gave a bit of instruction, and a trial run around the corral, then off to the trek! We had great trek guides, very attentive and patient. Our treks were better than I'd expected, going up onto the hills nearby for a really great view of the lake and area. Our kids were thrilled, and can't wait to come back again. Great value for the price - especially if you compare around like it did. Thanks!
Written 28 January 2022
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Adventure2710
Thank you so much for your feedback. Your kind comments are why we do these activities. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
Written 30 January 2022
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Charlies
Rotorua District, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2020
Today my grandchildren (after having worked for 2 days cleaning motel units for me) spent their funds on a horse trek. The 1 x hour for 12 year olds. @$65 per person
Upon arrival we were met by a girl, who showed them where to sign in, then joined another young girl at the counter. The kids signed in and when asked "now what"-response, go up to the shed (pointed the tack room) and wait. It was a 2pm trek, they got to the tack room at 1.50pm. When all saddled up, no introductions were made as to who the guides were, also a 6 year old took part in this trek! The brochure clearly pointed out 12 year olds..the child was noisy , but needless to say it was meant to be for older riders. When I rang to voice my concerns the woman said she will follow it up. Nothing yet. The kids enjoyed the views but walked away very disheartened- as a motelier I am not prepared to encourage this part of Adventure Playground. I do wish they had the experience that other reviews have given.
Written 4 January 2020
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Adventure2710
Thank you for your feedback. However, we firstly note you are reviewing after you were not the actual person who took part in the horse trek. Secondly, your two 12 year old grandchildren have not relayed the correct information about your complaint regarding the other child on the trek. He was not a novice rider which is why we made an exception regarding the recommended age of12 years to partake in our 1 hour trek. The child was actually 8 yrs old and was with his Aunty. He wanted to gallop and when she told him he wasn't allowed he started to cry. We did call you back to explain to you but you placed your review before we had time to call you later that day. We have also been advised that you have sent your 12 year old grandchildren to "check out" a number of activities around town which if I was a new motel owner would have chosen to do myself rather than send a child to rely solely on for feedback. We apologise that they had a disappointing experience but as you will see we have had hundreds and hundreds of people take part in our horse treks and very very little complaints over the past 5 years. Thank you from the Adventure Playground Staff
Written 14 January 2020
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Chrissie Stevenson
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
Jul 2021
From the moment we arrived the customer service was outstanding. Very efficient and well organised especially as I was part of a big group. The activities offered catered for everyone in our group which was fantastic.

Some of my colleagues and I chose the Guided Horse Trekking Experience, and WE all enjoyed our time out with our guide and our especially chosen horses. I had Molly (leader of the pack) and she was such a good horse.

The others in our wider group chose between the self driven 4x4 buggie activity and the clay shooting.

At the end of our time out we all gathered to share our own experiences. The laughter, the smiles, the photos taken spoke volumes of our time together. Great way to end our school holidays as we prepare for the new term.
Written 23 July 2021
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Adventure2710
Many thanks for your awesome review. It was our pleasure to host your fantastic team from Kaitao Intermediate. A nice way to get ready for the new school term.
Written 24 July 2021
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Nettie
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend doing this! We loved it and would definitely go on another trek if we come back to Rotorua. It was a good price, we had very little horse riding experience but our guide was great and made it a very relaxing enjoyable experience. Was a highlight of our trip!
Written 19 January 2020
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Adventure2710
Yes ! Highlight of your trip is so good to hear ! Thanks for your feedback and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Rotorua :) Thanks from all the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 5 February 2020
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Queen K
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Krissy was our guide today and it was absolutely fantastic, she was sooo genuine and soo lovely! I loved her.

I would not recommend this trek for riders. Krissy had no problem with me doing a small trot in the arena however, a young lady (didn’t get her name) was quite skeptical about me doing a small trot. Basically she told me to get off ride away. Wasn’t very happy with that but besides that whole downer with that young blonde lady, KRISSY IS THE BEST GUIDE OUT! she was bloody fantastic!

I would definitely recommend this place for non-riders as their horses are well under-control. Very neat horses and Douboy will forever be my favourite horse there. I will miss him dearly!

Thank you for this amazing experience Krissy.
Written 10 October 2021
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Naomi
North Shore, New Zealand7 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
My friends and I spontaneously decided to horse trek, and within minutes were luckily booked for a mid morning trek.

Not having rode a horse in decades, I was perfectly paired with a horse named Jimmy who stole a piece of my heart.

The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, and our awesome guide even provided her photography skills!

This was the perfect activity to start our weekend in Rotorua! Highly recommend!!

Thanks so much for the experience.
Written 27 October 2020
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SchutteFam
8 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We spent the whole morning. We started off with the 4x4 off road tour which was so much fun. Then the boys decided to go clay shooting and the girls went for the 1 hour horse trek. All of these experiences were amazing and so much fun.Lifetime memories! All the guides who were with us on this day were outstanding!!!thank you for a fantastic day!will highly recommend and will definitely return.
Written 1 April 2021
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ashleigh194
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
My boyfriend chose to surprise me with a guided horse tour in Rotorua for my birthday. It was an amazing experience, we had a great guide and the team were very welcoming. My horse Evie was the star, kept me on and made my first horse ride very enjoyable. Definitely recommend to anyone
Written 24 August 2022
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Adventure2710
Thank you for your email. Appreciate your feedback as do the staff.
Written 25 August 2022
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