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High Country Horses Ride including Lord of the Ring, Queenstown & Glenorchy

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What to Expect
Travel reference:

1. Rees River Trail  (self drive/Queenstown assembling point transfer)

  • Ride duration: 2.5 hrs.

  • Ride level: Novice, Intermediate and Experienced.

  • Departures: 8:00 am & 1:30 pm – Queenstown (no hotel transfer); 9:00 am & 2:30 pm – 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy.

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. 

  • A magical ride with experienced riders having the opportunity to canter and beginners have the chance to learn. 

2. Mountains high, rivers deep (Queenstown assembling point transfer & including lunch)

  • Duration: allow 5 - 6 hours.

  • Rider level: experienced only.

  • Queenstown assembling point pick-up: about 8am.

  • Return time: about 17:30-18:30.

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.

3. Isendgaurd-Lord of the Ring 1.5-Hr Ride (self drive/Queenstown assembling point transfer)

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

  • Glenorchy self drive address: 243 Priory road, Glenorchy.

  • Leaving from Glenorchy 9:00 am & 2:30 pm; 

  • Leaving from Queenstown 8:00 am & 1:30 pm (no hotel transfer, please go to assemble at the station building).

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.

4. Paradise Combo Package (self drive/Queenstown assembling point transfer)

  • Ride duration: 4-5 hrs.

  • Leaving from Queenstown 8:00 am.

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

  • Assembling time: 08:00/13:00

  • Assembling point: the Station Buidling in Queenstown Centre & Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown.
The Station Buidling in Queenstown Centre:
  • Address: Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street.

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

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

  • Assembling time: 09:00, 14:30

  • Assembling address: 243 Priory road, Glenorchy. (Free parking is available)

  • Helmets, rain gear will be provided. 

Things to bring:

  • Long trousers, comfortable shoes, sunglasses & sunscreen.

  • Warm layers including socks, gloves, scarf in the winter.

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Weight limit under 95kg.

  • 2 tourists can't ride on the same horse, the children will be led by a guide.

  • Minimum 2 tourists for mountains high, rivers deep.

Age restriction:
  • Rees River 2.5 hrs riding: minimum age 7 years old, children aged 7-14.

  • Mountains high, rivers deep: minimum age 13 years old.

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

  • Other horse riding itinerary: minimum age 7 years old; 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 don't show up at the right time as required for your reason, you will be considered to give up without refund.
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