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High Country Horses

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243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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Superb afternoon

Lucky to have had a lovely, sunny afternoon. Stunning mountain backdrops on this ride. Horses well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kristinr235
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Adelaide, Australia
Fantastic!

What an amazing experience! This was one of the many highlights of our South Island vacation. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NUPURJI
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Singapore, Singapore
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High Country Horses operates from a farm 15 mins from Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu - Mid Rivers Farm. We are surround by the Humbolt and Richardson ranges of Mountains and are nested at the base of Mount Alfred. The only Horse riding that is owned and operated by True New Zealanders. Offering local knowledge and Lord of the Rings locations. Young children can enjoy and feed our farm animals. We can offer 1.5 hour rides through to 5 days/4nights. Activities for all to enjoy.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“rees river” (39 reviews)
“horse riding” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky to have had a lovely, sunny afternoon. Stunning mountain backdrops on this ride. Horses well behaved. The first time I have had a trekking horse that would allow us to separate and leave the other horses behind so us 3 experienced riders could canter...More

Thank kristinr235
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! This was one of the many highlights of our South Island vacation. We did the 1.5 hour Isengard - Lord of the Rings trek. Our guide (unfortunately we cant remember his name) was so friendly, the horses were so steady and...More

Thank NUPURJI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An hour bus trip from Queenstown along Lake Wanaka, but fully worth it. Friendly staff and more importantly horses. Words can't describe the beautiful landscape, you ride through areas where Lord of the Rings and Mission Impossible were shot. A half day adventure well worth...More

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked getting back on a horse again after many years. The guide was informative and the views were great except it was raining for half the time and was really cold. Because of the conditions we couldn't go any faster than a walk....More

Thank brooke b
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that you tackled "Mother Nature" and decided to ride even though she was against you. This area can throw a few conditions at us and only a few tough clients...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I went on the Rees River Trail Ride with my girlfriend and fantastic guide, Sean. The scenery was superb with weather to match, and as a complete novice, Sean provided a lot of help making me feel comfortable on my horse whilst also pointing out...More

Thank Chris S
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and for riding with us. We love having clients leave knowing they have seen and learnt something about our area. This is one of the best places to ride in New Zealand and we are glad you can take away...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Di and the gang were so friendly on arrival. And our guide Elizabeth was amazing. The horses they chose we perfect. The scenery amazing. Would highly recommend as another way to view paradise. Will ride with them again as they have a variety of rids...More

Thank 5robs91
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I picked the Rees River ride as I am an experienced rider. I also chose to ride in the South Island rather than in the North because of the scenery. However, I was disappointed not because of the location or the horses or High Country...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I enjoyed my ride at high country, i had been recommened high country over competitors from a work colleague in queenstown who is an avid rider and bee living here for over 10 years great staff awesome ride will be back 😀

Thank Madelaine N
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Only reason it's not a 5 is because we didn't get to trot much or canter at all - as very experienced riders that was disappointing but it was because the other people in our group were complete novices - they should have a ride...More

1  Thank leishapt
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you for your review and we are pleased, even though you didn't get to ride faster that you enjoyed your time with us. This can happen if we have more novice riders on the same trek. The only way to make sure this doesn't...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

On our girls weekend we visited High Country Horses to be taken on the most amazing trek for 2.5 hours.The view was amazing and going through the rivers was also wonderful. The guide was a young girl who was lovely and as we were experienced...More

Thank Sarah C
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Elle (your guide and also one of our yard managers) enjoyed taking you out as well. She especially loved that you thought she was young :) Horse Trekking is a great way to spend quality time with great friends....More

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tinadittmar92
29 August 2017|
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Response from Tazzkai | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I are both beginner riders when we went. They match you up with the appropriate horse/personality based on your experience. It was a nice relaxing ride with interesting trivial/stories about the area and the... More
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sugam915
17 June 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
All our products are on our website We can off a 1.5 hour ride in Paradise to the very locations where many movies were filmed through to a 5 day ride. All experience levels are catered for. We can offer over five... More
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Rob C
6 January 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
HI there, 9 years old is fine. The combo is the best full day excursion for Children. We look forward to meeting you all :)
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