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Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek provided by Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy a safe horse trek with a guide to lead the way
Duration:
2h
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Swap Christchurch sightseeing for a peaceful horse trek that showcases incredible views of the Torlesse basin, Waimakariri Canyon, and the Southern Alps. Cover more ground than you would do on a walking tour, and choose to walk, trot, or canter, depending on your experience level. The tour includes stops along the way and scenic photo opportunities, such as Otarama lookout point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ride past lots of scenic views, including Waimakariri Canyon
  • Stay fueled for the adventures—refreshments are provided
  • Enjoy the personalized service of six passengers per guide
What to expect
  • Join us for a two hour horse trek. See the spectacular mountain views of the Torlesse basin as you trek through the valley to the Otarama lookout point over the magnificent snow fed Waimakariri Canyon whilst riding through our high country farm. Stop for refreshments and fantastic photo opportunities overlooking the Canyon before we ride down the terraces, following a musterers’ trail through the farmland. This ride is suitable for all riding abilities and fitness but caters also for the more experienced riders with some opportunities for faster paced riding. Chris usually leads this trek and he likes to keep groups small. We endeavour to keep groups to a maximum of six riders. But please note, if you have more than six in your group please contact us as we do have alternative options for larger size groups. Please note riders must weigh less than 120kilos (2641bs), be a minimum of 12 years old and wear sturdy closed shoes(running shoes are ok). All riders are required to sign a waiver prior to departing on the ride. We provide safety helmets and they must be worn at all times when riding
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ride past lots of scenic views, including Waimakariri Canyon
  • Stay fueled for the adventures—refreshments are provided
  • Enjoy the personalized service of six passengers per guide
What to expect
  • Join us for a two hour horse trek. See the spectacular mountain views of the Torlesse basin as you trek through the valley to the Otarama lookout point over the magnificent snow fed Waimakariri Canyon whilst riding through our high country farm. Stop for refreshments and fantastic photo opportunities overlooking the Canyon before we ride down the terraces, following a musterers’ trail through the farmland. This ride is suitable for all riding abilities and fitness but caters also for the more experienced riders with some opportunities for faster paced riding. Chris usually leads this trek and he likes to keep groups small. We endeavour to keep groups to a maximum of six riders. But please note, if you have more than six in your group please contact us as we do have alternative options for larger size groups. Please note riders must weigh less than 120kilos (2641bs), be a minimum of 12 years old and wear sturdy closed shoes(running shoes are ok). All riders are required to sign a waiver prior to departing on the ride. We provide safety helmets and they must be worn at all times when riding
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20260P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 hour horse trek with professional guide and all safety equipment (6:1 guide ratio)
  • Wet weather gear if required
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, 534 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7681, New Zealand Please arrive 15 minutes prior to confirmed booking time.
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 12 years old and be confident
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Small groups with max client to guide ratio of 6:1
  • Long trousers and sturdy footwear are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2 hour horse trek with professional guide and all safety equipment (6:1 guide ratio)
  • Wet weather gear if required
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, 534 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7681, New Zealand Please arrive 15 minutes prior to confirmed booking time.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 12 years old and be confident
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Small groups with max client to guide ratio of 6:1
  • Long trousers and sturdy footwear are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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louise berridge
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand10 contributions
Lovely horses and place to ride! Did the 3hr ride with Chris today who adapts the pace to suit. Horses were perfect for all types of rider, forward going and highly responsive for experienced riders, while also being relaxed and reliable for any beginners or those less confident. The open terrain and paddocks were great for some faster riding, if I chose and incredible views to top it all off. I’ll be back. Thanks Chris.
Written 25 November 2021
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nDika47
Feilding, New Zealand90 contributions
My husband and I had an awesome time on this horse trek. Thanks so much Chris for your helpful instructions and making this such an enjoyable afternoon. Jem and Big Red were well behaved and a pleasure to ride.The scenery will take your breath away. Would highly recommend this trek.
Written 18 November 2021
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Rachael K
Lincoln, New Zealand1 contribution
What an amazing experience!! We had such a great time with Chris on our three hour trek. The horses were very well behaved and great to ride and a Chris matched us all to our trusty steads perfectly!

Chris gives very clear instructions and made us all feel at ease very quickly and brought out the best in our different levels of riding experience without making us feel silly or pressured to go faster, or try any tracks we weren’t comfortable with. With so many opportunities to try go a bit faster or attempt some different terrain he really caters to everyone’s abilities without leaving anyone feel like they didn’t get to do enough.

The scenery is absolutely amazing too and there is so many great photo opportunities along the way!

We loved our afternoon so much and will definitely be planning another trip back for more runs and hills soon! Thanks so much for having us Chris!!
Written 31 October 2021
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Kimberlee R
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is an amazing experience my partner and I were both beginners found Chris very friendly and had very clear communication to help us feel confident on such beautiful horses and the view and the landscape was definitely worth the drive from Christchurch city. Thanks so much we will be back Kim and Chev :-)
Written 15 October 2021
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David
41 contributions
What an amazing experience. Riding beautiful horses through such astonishing countryside.
The views are breathtaking every way you look.
Chris is brilliant guide, and the treks are perfect for beginners or experienced riders…it doesn’t matter.

Loads of places to gallop if you’re experienced, Chris looked after our 8 year old daughter who was a total novice…the scenery changes from paddocks, to snow capped mountains, pine forests, rolling hills, rivers and streams…magical springs to mind!

This is an experience not to be missed!
Written 10 October 2021
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Katbeatrice
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
If you are looking for a trek that gives an experienced rider freedom and lots of cantering/galloping opportunities THIS IS IT!! (I always read reviews where people are sad they didn’t get the opportunity)

I did the 3 hour trek with Chris and it was so AMAZING better than I imagined. Best trek I have ever done. Hands down.
Chris is really friendly and gives clear with instructions making the whole ride easy and making you feel confident.

I would say I am a confident novice/intermediate rider (don’t have the best technique) and I enjoyed my day so much, there were SO many opportunities to canter (if I wanted, and if Chris thought I was capable) Something I find difficult to find when picking a horse trek company. Literally living your riding through open fields dreams.

Amazing views, hills, sheep, rivers. If you want a classic Canterbury scenery trek THIS IS THE ONE.

My horse was fantastic and super responsive. I felt very comfortable on her.

I lost my sunnies as I didn’t put them in my zip picked like Chris told me too…. BUT it was 100% worth loosing them to have done this great trek.

I could not recommend this place more, I think Chris would be great with beginners and this is defiantly somewhere to visit if you know how to ride. 100% recommend.
Written 8 August 2021
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Julie Crequer
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Jul 2021
We had the best day out !
Amazing views. Such a great location and the two hours went so fast.
I would highly recommend this trek.
Not far from town. Excellent set up. Safety first and heaps of laughs.

I will be back again that’s for sure.
Chris was awesome 😎
Great for first time riders as well. Horses are lovely and calm.
Well worth every cent !
Written 12 July 2021
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uri g
10 contributions
Everything you wish for when you’re going horse riding, and much more. The beauty of the landscape cannot be described in words. The route is never dull, changing from open fields to hills, forest and peaceful stream. The horses are wonderful, and Chris is the perfect guide- confident, patient, energetic and funny. His love for horses and children is clearly evident. Highly recommend !
Written 4 May 2021
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Emma
3 contributions
Apr 2021
We had an INCREDIBLE time on this horse trek. We are not confident horse riders and are so glad we did it and would do it again. Chris is an amazing teacher and makes everything clear and easy, making you confident and able to enjoy the incredible journey and views. We loved every moment. Photos do not do the beauty of this scenery justice, you have to come and see for yourself!
Written 27 April 2021
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Shaun
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a quality trek in a beautiful location. Chris has to be commended for his care and training of the horses and sensible choice of saddles for this activity. I went on the three hour trek and had a relaxing ride.
Written 18 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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heatherbutcher
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Twilight trek
We spent an awesome evening with Chris and his horses Magic, Big Red, Shadow and Memphis. This is by far the best h
traceywnz
traceywnz
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Amazing Horse Trek for any skill level
I have lots more photos to share but I don't want to spoil it if you're thinking of going My husband & I had an am
alexg242018
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Outstanding 3-hour Trek
What can I say...we had the best day! We can’t recommend our time with Chris and Rubicon Valley enough. Gem and Jac
KerryWA123
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Outstanding
First time ever on a horse! And I must say it was one of the best experiences of my life, Chris the owner was absol
Helen A
Helen A
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A piece of paradise and a wonderful experience
We did a 3hr horse trek with Chris, and two other people. It was absolutely amazing! Chris was very thorough with s
F1986AWalexh
F1986AWalexh
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Best Horse Trekking in NZ!
Easily the best horse trekking you can do in New Zealand. We did a 3 hour horse trek with Chris, and it was easily
524annikaw
524annikaw
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Great experience!
I joined the 6 hour mountain trek and it was great! I am a beginner rider and not used to sit on a horse for 6 hour
mrrf900
mrrf900
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Holiday Trek
I took my daughter and we did the 3 hour trek. Chris and Sarah were awesome, knowledgeable and laid back. They tayl
r-niels92
r-niels92
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Amazing Horse trek
We had An amazing time with Chris and Sarah during our 3 hour Horse back Ride. First of all the horses look really
P8109ZWjulies
P8109ZWjulies
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Amazing afternoon trek!
Had a great afternoon on horseback. Chris the owner was so kind and patient. Great instructions and made us feel
battapuu
battapuu
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Amazing experience & professional staff!
This was an amazing experience. Chris was helpful, his instructions clear and he gave professional guidance through
laurelc659
laurelc659
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Great Second Experience!
Made our reservations to go horseback riding through the Tourist Centre and had a great time. We had a few question
jesskeye
jesskeye
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Best Way To Finish Our Trip
Had an amazing experience out in the New Zealand countryside with some great company! Scenic views, beautiful horse
aaronrN2620OK
aaronrN2620OK
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Memory That Will Never Be Forgotten
We took the 2 hour Trek with Chris, after doing a number Horse treks across Aus and NZ. I have to say that our expe
MkTrekker
MkTrekker
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Excellent lunch and an interesting farm tour
We stopped here on the way back from Arthurs Pass and had a fine lunch buffet, including excellent lamb -- and cake
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