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Scenic Horse Trek - 45 Min - Ben Lomond Horse Treks

Come along for this relaxed scenic horse trek located on prime Queenstown back country.

Highlights

  • Covering relatively flat terrain - ideal for beginners, families and children
  • Breathtaking farmland scenery and classic Queenstown backdrops along the way
  • Trek across slow moving streams and finish on the shores of Moke Lake
  • Hand picked horses and experienced guide to show you the way

Saddle up and explore the treasures of Moke lake with this relaxed scenic horse trek located just 20 minutes from central Queenstown.

Perfect for beginners, families and children, all of our horses are hand picked to match each and every rider.

This 45 minute trek covers relatively flat terrain, allowing riders to sit back and get a feel for riding while taking in all the stunning scenery on offer. We cross grand Queenstown farmland and fresh slow moving streams before reaching the shores of Moke Lake for the perfect photo opportunity.

You can be assured a smooth ride - our horses are equipped with soft freeform endurance style saddles that provide maximum comfort for our riders while fitting perfectly on our horses. You will be accompanied by an experienced and supportive guide who will make sure you get the most out of the experience.

Per person $89.00

What's included

  • Complimentary return transfers (if required).
  • Briefings and riding demonstration.
  • Experienced and supportive guide.
  • Helmets, riding and safety gear.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

Restrictions

  • Minimum age 5 years. .

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Extras: You may book a private trek for an extra $20 per rider, this can be purchased as you proceed through checkout.

    Transfers: We offer complimentary return transfers (if required) from The Station Information Building in Central Queenstown (corner of Shotover Street and Camp Street) to the stables.

    Location: We are situated at Moke Lake, approximately 20 minutes drive from Queenstown.

  • Please note we have a strict weight limit of 105kg for the health and wellbeing of our horses. Staff will weigh all riders before the ride, if your weight exceeds our limit on the day you will not be permitted to attempt the ride and no refund will be given.

    During the busy season, it is recommended that you self drive in order to spend that little bit of extra time with our horses.

    When planning your trek allow an additional 1.5 hours for transport, registration, introductions to your horse and riding demonstration.

    We can take children as young as 5 years old. For children under 8 years we recommend a walking guide for an additional $10 (this can be purchased at checkout)?.

    Refund policy:

    For all treks cancelled within 24h no refund will be given.

    For all the treks cancelled with more than 24h notice a full refund will be given.

    For all the treks cancelled on our behalf due to enforceable events a full refund will be given.

Available Bookings from March 03 to March 09

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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

4.9

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Samantha Cohen from Australia wrote on 21 January 2020

Best trail ride ever - great family experience

I was so impressed with the running of this trek on every level. The guides were extremely helpful in every way - from arranging transport from Queenstown to selecting the right horse for each rider and showing us how to manage our horses. They kept an eye on everyone during the ride, and reacted quickly if anyone was having difficulty, and also talked to the group about the scenery along the way. They even offered to take photos of us on our horses with our own cameras at the end. The most impressive part was the exceptional treatment of the horses. The horses are relaxed because they are not overworked and are treated with great respect and care. And that's before you even mention the beautiful views!

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Thank you so much Samantha for your amazing review! We indeed love our horses ( and our job!) Hope to see you again next time :)

S from New Zealand wrote on 28 February 2021

Amazing experience

Would take my son next time we go

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Thanks for your review Sandy, we hope to see you and your son very soon again :)

IVY from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2021

Must Do

First time riding a horse, it was wonderful! Guides were knowledgeable and calm. Stunning country!! 45mins wasn't enough

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Hi Ivy! Thanks for your lovely review, you should come back on our longer treks ;)

kaceym from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2021

Amazing experience

Was so much fun, beautiful views, staff were friendly and awesome, horses were well trained and looked after. Highly recommend!

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Hi Kacey and Joshua, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review! We are very pleased to hear that you had a great time with our awesome team! We hope to see you again soon!

emmac38 from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2021

The most perfect afternoon

My husband and I had a lovely trek on two gorgeous horses, led by instructor Missy, who was full of facts about the area we were riding in. The horses were very gentle and we both felt confident riding on them, and also safe in the hands of Missy. We will definitely be coming back to Ben Lomond to do a longer trek next time we are in Queenstown, because 45 minutes wasn't long enough! Thank you Missy, and thank you Ben and Reno for giving us a fun afternoon.

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Hi Emma and Marty, thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you had a great time with Missy, she is awesome!

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