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Glacier Country Horses

#10 of 18 Outdoor Activities in Franz Josef Features Animals
State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 800 187 357
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Good if you dont want much excitement

Lovely trek through the rainforest however the paddocks and river stream weren't that interesting... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Jayde M
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Baynton
Very good one on one

I booked the horse riding through the hostel I was staying at. Was picked up from the hostels and... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Robyn G
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“horse trek” (8 reviews)
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State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 800 187 357
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely trek through the rainforest however the paddocks and river stream weren't that interesting. There wasn't much chance to trot or canter on the horses but we did do a little bit. The tour guides were lovely. We also went on a horse riding trek...More

Thank Jayde M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I booked the horse riding through the hostel I was staying at. Was picked up from the hostels and then was the only one in the ride. It's quite pricey but definitely worth it. The guide was very friendly and laid back, the horse was...More

Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We booked 2 hours ahead, turned up 15 minutes early, waited 45 minutes so waited 1 hour in total. We did the 1.5 hour trek which cost $580 for our family of 4, with no discount for children like some places we had enquired about...More

Thank Honeybee191
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We drove past the yard on the way to the Fox Glacier Helihike. On the way back to our hotel we stopped at the yard to inquire about the possibility of going on a trek before we left the area. The lady we spoke to...More

Thank Rudypoojon
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The ladies at the horse treks were super friendly and great to ride with! Love the views and my horse was wicked! Totally worth it!

Thank livvyando_
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We saw the ad and called for the next day. They booked us for a tour immediately. We were in our honeymoon and my wife never rode an horse. The three girls offered us an unforgettable experience.

3  Thank Ndr981
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Our girls really wanted to go horse riding since the helicopters weren't flying due to bad weather. When we arrived noone greeted or introduce themselves. I hadn't been on a horse for about 30 yrs and should have left it that way. I had in...More

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

What a magical 2 hour ride! Booked last minute and highly recommend this to anyone visiting Franz Josef. I am an inexperienced rider, my husband a novice and both need were catered to by Chloe. It was such a beautiful 2 hours spent. We would...More

1  Thank Donnydiva51
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Even though our trek time was delayed by about 45 minutes, this activity did not disappoint. Really enjoyed getting to know Chloe and her amazing horses!! The team was awesome for our 6 person late afternoon trek. They horses are beautiful and very well mannered....More

1  Thank Cena B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My boyfriend and I went on the 2 hour ride with Chloe this afternoon and loved it! The ride is nice -- you walk through a rain forest trail for a bit before heading out to a rocky road which leads you to a great...More

2  Thank jnwilliams2016
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星辰 周
Where is the meeting point in Franz Josef? Is it on Main Street then a shuttle will take us over or we have to go to the farm on our own?
25 January 2015|
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Response from Lynette L | Reviewed this property |
Katie (worker and not the owner) from London, gave us a ride (no charge) near the front door of the office at the Aspen Hotel to the horse stable and back home. We were with G-Adventures tour, so maybe that is why they... More
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