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Horse Trekking Lake Okareka

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51 Acacia Road | Lake Okareka R D 5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 21 292 2233
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Beautiful scenery!

I thoroughly enjoyed a 2-hr. ride up to a stunning lookout over Lake Okareka with a volcano in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ginny G
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Breathtaking and so much fun!

The people who run this place are absolutely lovely. My husband and I do many horseback riding... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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At Horse Trekking Lake Okareka you can explore 1500 acres of rolling sheep and cattle producing farmland on horseback. You will go on a guided trek through 500 acres of native bush between the volcanic Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera and the famous Blue and Green Lakes. We have horses to suit all abilities. This is a horse rider’s paradise with stunning panoramic views. We cater for small groups of 1 – 12 people providing you with an exclusive riding experience.
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51 Acacia Road | Lake Okareka R D 5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 21 292 2233

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed a 2-hr. ride up to a stunning lookout over Lake Okareka with a volcano in the distance. Great horses, great guides, great scenery! Thanks Lucy!

Thank Ginny G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people who run this place are absolutely lovely. My husband and I do many horseback riding treks but this one has been the best so far! Kat, Lucy, and Sarah made the ride so much fun. They even let me trot and canter my...More

Thank palmerjordan0
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The scenery was beautiful, you can see how New Zealanders really lived. They were very hospitable, as we called early in the morning for a 3 person ride. My mum and I have a horse at home, on this trail ride I cantered for the...More

Thank LulaSunset
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trek through the hills around Lake Okareka. Lucy was a great manager and knows all the horses and matches them really well with the riders. Our guides were great and the ride was so relaxing, even with a little bit of...More

Thank mkelly17
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

we could enjoy very nice horse riding with Lucy and other ladies about for 2 hours. I highly recommend this horse riding company!!

Thank Masafumi S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

A definite must do if you are out this way. My daughter and I called Lucy last minute to ask if there was space and she welcomed us with no problems. The horses are well looked after and easy to ride. The guides are all...More

Thank JaxHS
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I went on a 3hr ride and it was just great, they give you the right horse and are so welcoming and friendly. The horses welfare came first and they were treated with so much care and attention!

Thank Alanna S
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Lucy took a while to respond which nearly made me book another venue who were more prompt. Based on reviews and recommendation we chose this anyway only to find Lucy doesn't escort the hacks. I recognise this is set up for non riders and much...More

1  Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Four of us with varying degrees of experience undertook an hour long trek. The horses were matched perfectly to us, the girls who accompanied us were quite friendly and happy to stop periodically to allow us to take photo's. The views of the lake and...More

1  Thank eileen5790
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Lucy and her two guides that accompanied us (Julie and Ali) were all excellent hosts. They made sure our team were all suited to their horses (mixing ability and personalities very well), and made sure everyone was feeling welcome. The views are absolutely spectacular and...More

Thank Carkell08
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2 July 2017|
Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi. The majority of our clients have never ridden before and we have quiet horses to cater for beginner riders. I would recommend either the 1.5 hour trek or the 2 hour trek. Both have fabulous views with slightly better... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi Mandie, You could ride for 2.5 hours at 10am on the 12th or 3 hours at 1.30pm on the same day. The easiest way to book is to visit our website at treklakeokareka and book online. We look forward to seeing you. Kind... More
27 December 2016|
Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
At this stage yes. Please phone 021 2922233 to book. Thanks. Lucy