• 1 Hr 45 Min Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 15 Days Before Use
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  • No Transfer
  • Meals Included of Certain Packages

High Country Horse Ride including Lord of the Rings Ride

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What to Expect
Travel reference:

Come take a ride through some of New Zealand's most pristine countryside, including locations used in the Lord of the Rings movies!



You'll experience the unique tranquillity of the Glenorchy basin, riding through glacial fed rivers with picturesque mountains in the background. This is some of the finest riding country in the world. You'll explore scenery that was used in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and learn about the rich history of the area while on horseback. Riding in small groups, you're guaranteed a personal and enjoyable horseback experience. Ride on a variety of breeds of beautiful horses including Quarterhorse, Clydesdale X, Arab X, thoroughbred X, New Zealand Stationbred and more. It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or a very experienced rider, there is a horse for you and an amazing guide to help you safely ride this beautiful countryside.



Come on an unforgettable High Country Horse adventure – book your ride online with us today!


1. Rees River Trail (self-drive)

  • Ride duration: 1 hour

  • Ride level: Novice, Intermediate and Experienced

  • Glenorchy meeting point: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy
  • Departure time: 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm



2. Rees River Trail (self drive or meet in Queenstown)

  • Ride duration: 2.5 hours

  • Ride level: Novice, Intermediate and Experienced

  • Glenorchy meeting point: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy


Departure time:

  • Queenstown: 8:00 am and 1:30 pm (no hotel transfers available)

  • Glenorchy: 9:00 am and 2:30 pm


Tour reference:

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the top of the lake with picturesque Mountain views, and glacial fed river-crossings. 

  • Be captivated by stories of the area, rich history and many filming locations from Lord of the Rings.



3. Mountains High, Rivers Deep (self drive or meet in Queenstown)

  • Duration: allow 5-6 hours

  • Rider level: Experienced riders only

  • Glenorchy meeting point: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy
  • Glenorchy departure time: 9:00 am
  • Queenstown meeting point departure time: Approximately 8:00 am (no hotel transfers available)

  • Return time: about 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Includes lunch


Tour reference:

  • Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine backcountry.

  • Cross glacial-fed rivers, climb the side of a mountain range and explore trails through ancient beech forest.



4. Isendgaurd-Lord of the Ring 1.5 Hour Ride (self drive or meet in Queenstown)

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Rider level: Novice, Intermediate and Experienced

  • Glenorchy meeting point: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy

  • Leaving from Glenorchy at 9:00 am and 2:30 pm

  • Leaving from Queenstown at 8:00 am and 1:30 pm (no hotel transfers available)


Tour reference:

Ride in Middle Earth through ancient beech forest and see where Boromir was killed in the 'Fellowship' also scenes from Narnia and Wolverine, learn the history while surrounded by Mount Aspiring National Park.



5. Paradise Combo Package (self drive or meet in Queenstown)

  • Ride duration: 4-5 hours

  • Glenorchy meeting point: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy

  • Leaving from Glenorchy 9:00 am

  • Leaving from Queenstown at 8:00 am  (no hotel transfers available)

  • Includes lunch


Tour reference:

By the end of the day, you would have crossed rivers, ridden in virgin beech forest, looked out over Isengard and seen vistas that will take your breath away. 

Assembling arrangement:

1. Departure from Queenstown

  • Meeting point departure time: 8:00 am/1:00 pm

  • Meeting point: the Station Buidling in Queenstown Centre and Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

The Station Buiding in Queenstown Centre: 

Address: Corner of Shotover and Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown: 

Address: Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown, 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Central Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand


Map of meeting point:



2. Departure from Glenorchy (self-drive) - Rees River Beach / Lord of the Rings Ride

  • Meeting point departure time: 9:00 am, 2:30 pm

  • Meeting point: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy 

  • Free parking is available.

Tips:

What to bring:

  • Long trousers

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

  • Warm layered clothing including socks, gloves and scarves in the winter

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please print the voucher and present it on the day of the tour.

  • Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.


Additional information:

  • Maximum weight: 95kg

  • 2 people cannot ride on the same horse, children riding on a horse will be led by a guide.

  • Minimum 2 people for mountains High, Rivers Deep Ride.

  • For tour without hotel transfer, please go to assemble at the meeting point by yourself.

  • All riding equipment (helmets, rain gear etc.) is provided.


Age restrictions:

  • Mountains High, Rivers Deep Ride: minimum age 13 years old.
  • Rees River 2.5 hour riding: minimum age 7 years old, child tickets for children aged 7-14.

  • Paradise Combo Package: minimum age 7 years old, children at the same price of adult.

  • Other horse riding itinerary: minimum age 7 years old; child tickets for children aged 7-14 years old. 


Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 15 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 6-14 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 5 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
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