Enjoy a gentle horse ride through breathtaking scenery in the spectacular Dart Valley.
At the head of Lake Whakatipu lies Glenorchy, the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealand's three World Heritage areas. Internationally recognised for its exceptional beauty and untouched qualities, the area has been showcased in the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as other big screen films.
With more than 60 horses of various breeds and a team of guides with a wealth of experience and knowledge, these amazing horse treks are suitable for riders of all levels. You can choose either one hour Hobbits' Hack experience, a gentle, walking paced hack across a 100-acre property in the Dart Valley, or upgrade to a two hour River Wild experience to ride along beautiful braided rivers and stunning scenery in the Dart Valley.
Book your unique Glenorchy Horse Riding online with us today!
Check-in point: Dart Stables, Deep Creek Farm, Priory Road, Glenorchy
Queenstown transfer point: The Station Information Centre, Corner of Camp Street and Shotover Street, Queenstown
Please allow at least 1 hour to drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy if you choose self-drive.
Only one person is permitted to ride a horse at a time.
You will be kitted out with a helmet and boots (and rain jacket if needed).
For the health and well-being of the horses, there is a strict rider weight limit of 95kg.
1 Hour Hobbits' Hack
Check-in time: 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 1:30 pm (October to April), 2:45 pm (October to April), 1:00 pm (May to September), 2:15 pm (May to September)
Total time for this experience is around 2 hours.
Child ticket: Ages 5 - 15 years (5 - 14 years from 1 October)
Children under 5 years of age cannot take part in this activity.
2 Hour River Wild
Check-in time: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm (May to September), 1:30 pm (October to April)
Total time for this experience is around 3 hours.
Child ticket: Ages 7 - 15 years (7 - 14 years from 1 October)
Children under 7 years of age cannot take part in this activity.
What to wear:
Comfortable full-length trousers
Extra pair of thick socks
Warm clothes and gloves in the cooler months
Riding boots or sturdy shoes with a low heel (if you do not wish to wear the boots provided)
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.