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Back Country Saddles - Cardrona Valley Horse Trekking 2 Hours

This fully guided horse ride is suitable for all experience levels with horses for all abilities, a fantastic value for money experience that can be enjoyed by all...

Join Backcountry Saddles for a Wild West adventure in the spectacluar Cardrona Valley. Riding an Appaloosa horse fitted with a western saddle among the stunning southern scenery is like a step back in time to frontier days when the Southern Lakes area was a gold rush district. But instead of gun slinging and claim jumping you can just relax and enjoy the stunning alpine vistas, and breath taking big country scenery.

This 2 hour fully guided ride is suitable for all experience levels with horses for all abilities, this is a fantastic value for money experience that can be enjoyed by all.


Highlights:

  • Ride an Appaloosa steed, fitted with western saddles along stunning scenic trails in the Cardrona valley
  • Your expericed guide will teach you about the Valleys unique flaura and fauna, and the regions rich gold mining history
  • Qualmark endorsed adventure activity, with trained and experienced guides. Safety is paramount

Duration: 2 hours riding

Location: Backcountry Saddle Expeditions is located at 2130 Cardrona Valley Road, directly opposite the snow farm entrance and 2 km past the Cardrona Hotel on the left hand side coming from Queenstown.... or opposite the snow farm entrance on the right hand side coming from Wanaka.

(YOU WILL NEED TO ARRANGE YOUR OWN TRANSPORT - Please arrive 30 Minutes before departure time)


Restrictons:

  • Suitable or all ages 5 years +
  • Minimum numbers apply. Bookings confirmed with 2 or more full paying customers, smaller bookings waitlisted to confirm.


IMPORTANT: WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR BOOKING PLEASE INCLUDE UNDER "SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS" ON THE BOOKING FORM EACH RIDERS, APPROXIMATE HEIGHT, WEIGHT AND EXPERIENCE

Bookme specials are specific to the date and time you book - please make sure you select your dates carefully as discount rates are non-refundable.

Adult $100.00
Child $80.00

Available Bookings from October 23 to October 29

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$80.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$80.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$80.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child$80.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$80.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$80.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

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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Michael from New Zealand wrote on 04 September 2019

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Excellent day out

Great experience. Horses are gorgeous and good natured, and the scenery is stunning. All the staff were lovely and our guide, Sarah I believe, was excellent, full of information and funny. Definitely recommend this.

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Yu Yuan from Taiwan wrote on 23 August 2019

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LOU

great

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Odette Knight from New Zealand wrote on 09 August 2019

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Amazing horse trek for all abilities

What a fab place that Deb and the girls have here. They provide helmets, gloves, jackets and even small bags to put you camera etc in that get strapped to your saddle. Frenchie took us on an amazing trek up into the hills, with lots of spots to trot and canter for those who can. Stops for photo opportunities with those beautiful mountains in the background. They cater to all abilities, and the horses all have the loveliest dispositions, and are beautiful too. Sadly, this is their last year in this location, so get in quick and have an amazing ride at this beautiful place.

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Amber from New Zealand wrote on 31 July 2019

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Perfect experience

Absolutely incredible experience! The ride felt really personal and tailored to each group, instead of super commercialised. The guides were really helpful and knowledgeable on both the landscape and the horses. It was so nice seeing and supporting a locally owned and operated small company, when there are so many big corporate chains in the Queenstown area. You can also tell they really care for their horses and put the horses needs first which is super important. 12/10 experience - would recommend to people of all ages and riding abilities

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Simone from Australia wrote on 30 July 2019

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Best way to see Cardrona Valley

This was my first time riding a horse and surprised how easy it was. The horses are so beautiful and calm and it made riding a breeze. I even got to canter. Must do if you are staying in the area!

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