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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 August 25 to August 31

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Tue 27 Aug
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Thu 29 Aug
Fri 30 Aug
Sat 31 Aug

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$100.00
  • Child$80.00

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

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Rachel Ralston from New Zealand wrote on 17 September 2017

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Fantastic

We were organised into our group. Saddled up and started our trek. We followed our guide up onto the farm. We saw some amazing views of Cardrona and the Crown Range. Deb our guide gave us detailed instructions before we left to start our trek, and kept us informed as we proceeded. She told us about the local flora and fauna as well. It was a fantastic experience and one that I am keen to repeat. The children enjoyed the trek too and are wanting to book another trek in the future. We will definitely go back. 👍👍👍👍👍

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Nicolo Mari from Italy wrote on 30 June 2017

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Great experience!

Me and my gf had such a good time riding around these amazing landscapes!

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Liam Arnold from Australia wrote on 26 April 2018

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Amazing!

One of the best activities we did, would highly recommend. Rosie our trail guide was fantastic and made us all feel very comfortable as there were some inexperienced riders in our group. The horses were well mannered and responsive, the scenery is breathtaking. We stopped in at the Cardrona Hotel for a quick bite before our ride.

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Nikki from New Zealand wrote on 18 April 2018

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Amazing!!!

We were offered some extra layers when we arrived slightly under dressed which we were so thankful for! Our guide was amazing, the horses were suited well to us and the trek itself was so fun! Over all highly recommend! Couldn’t have been better!

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Hala from New Zealand wrote on 09 October 2017

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Fun day in Queenstown

Enjoyed the day and weather was beautiful Horses very good trained and the staff freindly and amazing Learned a lot about horses Brilliant views Loved the experience and will go back again

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