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Horse Trek - 2 Hour Waimak River Horse Trek


Set amongst stunning riverside scenery, Waimak River Horse Treks offers a safe and enjoyable riding experience for all abilities!


  • Enjoy the tranquil countryside on horseback
  • Suitable for all riding abilities
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Only a 15 minute drive from central Christchurch

Waimak River Horse treks is a family-run operation and is the closest horse trek business to Christchurch city.

Located within the Christchurch City limits you can be forgiven for thinking you are in the middle of nowhere. The lower reaches of the Waimakariri River are noted for their large braided river beds, bird colonies and stunning glacial blue waters!.

Our trails take you past the patchwork paddocks and hedge windbreaks typical of the Canterbury plains, through the lush foliage of the woodlands next to the river and out onto the expansive river bed.With the river permitting we will guide you through the crystal clear waters where we can water the horses and enjoy the unique sensation of river crossing on horseback.

Twice as much to see and experience on this two-hour ride! We have horses to suit all abilities so you can choose the pace that suits you (a leisurely stroll or trot /canter) and soak up the stunning scenery and great riding spaces along the Waimakariri River.

Our experienced guides will lead the way through this beautiful area and take photo's along the way which we can transform into a postcard that you can send home to friends and family! On your return enjoy a complimentary cuppa and biscuit with the team and play with or feed our friendly farm animals. We have pet sheep, a goat, sheep dogs, calves and cats and even a foal that will be happy to meet you and have photo's taken with you!

Per Person $130.00

What's included

  • 2 hour horse trek
  • We supply helmets, wet weather gear and sunblock,tea, coffee, water, biscuits and bottles or food for the pet animals


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience


  • 219 Coutts Island Road, Belfast, Christchurch.


  • Minimum age: 16
  • Our weight limit is for trekking is 100 kg for beginners and 110 kg for experienced riders.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • IMPORTANT: When booking please provide level of riding ability, height and weight of each rider (our weight limit is 100kg) and whatever other information you may deem necessary (e.g disability), so we can prepare the most appropriate horse(s) for you. Failure to supply this information may result in the appropriate horse not being available and if so, no refunds will be due.

    Our Riding Centre is located alongside the Waimakariri (Waimak) River on the Northern boundary of the Christchurch City limit - Just 15 minutes drive from the central city.

    Please note check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Available Bookings from 26 May to 01 Jun 2022

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  • Per Person$85.60 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$130.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Sandy from New Zealand wrote on 10 April 2022

Stunner of a day

What a fantastic experience we had, all beginner riders and spent two hours riding comfortably by the beautiful waimakare river. Nina, our guide was brilliant, she had made each of us feel comfortable with our horses and gave a great introduction to the nature of the horse,how to sit in the saddle safely, how to use the reins and how to enjoy the ride. She had exceptional knowledge on the history of each horse as they were rescue horses from the racing industry. I thoroughly recommend everyone should experience this adventure. Not to be missed

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brendau from New Zealand wrote on 16 March 2022

Dash and Art

The Horses are beautiful. The location is stunning and the GIRLS are amazing. I would 100% recommend you pop out and see them.

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Jennifer Cloney from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2022

Horse Trek

Very enjoyable. Lovely staff.

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Genna Lewis from Australia wrote on 03 April 2022

Beautiful 🤩

Went on a 2 hour trek, it was a really enjoyable experience. The horses are clearly so well cared for and how the employees knew all there personalities and quirks was refreshing. A must to do

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Helen from New Zealand wrote on 30 March 2022

Lovely safe experience

Sacha our guide was ****AMAZING*****, Really enjoyed the peaceful ride and the lovely scenery. Well done to the company,

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