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Mackenze Alpine Horse Trekking - Day Tours

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Address: Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Enjoy a fabulous horse trek in the Mackenzie with views of the Southern...

Enjoy a fabulous horse trek in the Mackenzie with views of the Southern Alps, lakes and high country sheep stations. Suitable for beginners, treks range from 1/2hr through to 6day multi-day treks.

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WELL LOOKED AFTER HORSES

The first thing I noticed was that the animals were healthy & happy. When we rode around the mountain, it was obvious the horses were well trained, especially giving towards some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The first thing I noticed was that the animals were healthy & happy. When we rode around the mountain, it was obvious the horses were well trained, especially giving towards some inexperienced riders. Ginny, our guide, a laid-back but toughie, was intuitive enough to let us advanced riders get a taste of trott/canter in this one off landscape ( including... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked in for a 2 hour trek recently and this was great value. I was a first timer but the guide (Katie) was excellent and my horse Keith took it easy on me. Definately recommend if you have time while visiting Tekapo

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a half hour tour with our 4 yrs old daughter. I was prepared even if it was a failure since she's a city girl and lack overall expierence with animal. But it was a great ride in the end and she did so well with the pony and the help of our guide. I will try to do... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As two completely unexperienced riders we were stunned how easy it can be to actually go on a horse trek. Horses were chosen for each of us individually. It was also no problem that one of us was feeling a little bit uncomfortable around horses at the beginning. The encountered landscape was just stunning. Our guide was very helpful and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I had a fantastic 3.5 hour trek! As an experienced horse rider I was hoping for something a bit more challenging and was not let down. The scenery is awe inspiring in this ride, with long views over towards the southern Alps, before circling round and up over a steep hill to follow a rugged track along side the lake.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We booked for 1/2 hour beginners track but the whole experience was over an hour. We had plenty of one to one tuition. How to stop, start and turn but the horse seem to know that it had to follow the one in front. Nice helpful young ladies showed us the ropes. Great starter for a horse riding experience

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've done treks all over the world and this one had views and a guided experience that topped them all. We had spectacular views of one of NZ's bluest lakes. Our guide was an absolute star and made sure every experience level on the ride was comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had an amazing time on my horse "Fergus". He was a beautiful Clydesdale with an amazing personality. I did the one hour trek with Ginny and a family of 5. It was really nice and personable. The horses really seemed to know their way and seemed like they were having a great time. I am very conscious of animals... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I love this horse trek, we had beautiful views everywhere! Our trekking guide Katy was absolutely amazing I am so happy I went!

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had a fabulous experience with Mackenzie Alpine Horse Treks. Our guide (Ginny) was helpful and friendly, giving clear instructions and tips to reassure the beginners! The scenery was phenomenal; clear blue skies, wide open spaces and beautiful lake views. Ginny had thought of everything, taking us down to rest at a beautiful opening by the water and enjoying the... More 

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