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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley provided by The Cardrona

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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

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Overview
The Crown Range Road is the highest highway in New Zealand, winding through the dramatic landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. On this tour, take an alternative route and soak up the scenery from the saddle on a thrilling horseback riding adventure. Ride along forest trails and through mountain valleys, take in views of Wanaka Lake and the Crown Range, and if you’re a more experienced rider, enjoy trotting or galloping along the plains.
Highlights
  • Spectacular views over the Cardrona Valley from horseback
  • Pass gold rush towns and see the famous Crown Range highway
  • Rides adapted to your ability: suitable for complete beginners
  • Personalized experience with a small group of up to six
Important Information
Departure Point
Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South Island
Duration
2h
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • **PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR HORSE RIDING ABILITY UPON BOOKING SO WE CAN SELECT THE APPROPRIATE HORSES FOR YOUR RIDE**
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nigel H wrote a review Jul 2020
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For a novice horse rider this was perfect. We ambled along through the amazing Cardrona valley with our two girls. Our guide Sam was excellent, we Always felt safe and in good hands. Great experience. Lovely horses. Fantastic weather too
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Olivia McDrury wrote a review Jul 2020
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Highly recommend! Kelly and Sam are lovely and we’re kind and informative from the moment we arrived till we left. Gorgeous wee kitty and dogs on the property and the horses were lovely to ride - not to mention the scenery! Good for beginners, like my partner, but also plenty of
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Penny wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had a wonderful horse trek taking in some amazing views with Sam. The horses were lovely and quiet, so much so that my 6 year old twins were able to ride without being lead. The kids loved it and smiled the whole way! Thanks for the wonderful experience.
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Drametrouve wrote a review Jun 2020
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It's hard to name just one favorite part. The horses are wonderful and selected perfectly for our level of experience. Kelly is an amazing woman telling stories about the valley without ever giving us the feeling like she's doing it every day. We felt special. And of course the
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Date of experience: June 2020
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George Eldridge wrote a review Jun 2020
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Had a fantastic time with Kelly on the Gold Discovery Horse Riding tour. Kelly was extremely helpful with teaching me to ride Wally, and very knowledgable when it came to history of Cardrona. She captured the moment perfectly with pictures and the views on the ride itself were
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Travellove414
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A must stop
You've got to stop at this little slice of history. A true NZ pub, with an amazing (huge) back beer garden. Local b
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Alanbike60
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Don't miss this experience.
Great challenge with off road fun like you could only dream about. Awesome views up amongst the snow. Would do thi
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JaneDoeTravelling
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Cardrona New Horse Trail
Did their new "Top-Gun" horse trek for experienced riders. Was an amazing way to see the snowy mountains from up hi
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michellenE7024SL
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Amazing Activity
Absolutely awesome family activity made even better with a fantastic guide (Kelly). Breathtaking scenery through Ca
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EmmE012
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Breathtaking views
This was a amazing experience, with so many breathtaking views to see. It was also really good value for money.
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Nieve-Campbell
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Absolutely Amazing!!!!
Went here with my family in winter and it was amazing. The bikes were super easy to use and the staff were fantasti
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henijacob28
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Best touristy experience in Queenstown
When my teenage son suggested we do this, I was a bit reluctant, as we had never ridden quad bikes before and on th
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MichelleA4784
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Top Beat horse ride - fabulous!
We had the most amazing 'Top Beat' ride with Kelly. A fabulous fast ride for experienced riders! Soon into the ride
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144rosen
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Love The Cadrona
We loved it! Kelly and her amazing quads was such fun. The snow, the atmosphere the company and the awesome ride up
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Stella B
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Breakfast
Stopped in for brekkie, took obligatory photos of this famous hotel. It was so nice & warm inside, as it was the sc
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1970SarahLou
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EPIC!
EPIC!! Highlight of our family trip to Wanaka and Queenstown. We are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers, this was the p
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kyul27han
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Highly recommended
It was so fun to ride a horse at the beautiful place and the horses are gentle and nice. Teachers are wonderful!
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Vicki W
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Not to be missed!!!
Fun-filled adventure!!! This tour is SO much fun, we had an excellent afternoon with Kelly. The scenery was amazi
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giverny12104
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AWESOME EXPERIENCE
What an awesome way to spend the morning. Kelly was super friendly and made us feel right at home and was an excell
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Reekie_Red
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So much fun, such great views
We booked this last-minute after other plans fell through. Owner Kelly did a very quick reshuffle and managed to fi
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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