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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley - with unbiased reviews

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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

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The Crown Range Road is the highest highway in New Zealand, winding through the dramatic landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. On this tour, take an alternative route and soak up the scenery from the saddle on a thrilling horseback riding adventure. Ride along forest trails and through mountain valleys, take in views of Wanaka Lake and the Crown Range, and if you’re a more experienced rider, enjoy trotting or galloping along the plains.
  • Spectacular views over the Cardrona Valley from horseback
  • Pass gold rush towns and see the famous Crown Range highway
  • Rides adapted to your ability: suitable for complete beginners
  • Personalized experience with a small group of up to six
Important Information
Departure Point
Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South Island
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Malin wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Mea and my 10 year old daughter, who had almost none prior experience in riding, were very well taken care of by Coo. Beautiful trail and lovely and calm horses. Coo was very accommodating and told us about the area and the landscape in an interesting way.Thanks for a great tour!
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Date of experience: December 2019
TravelWineFun wrote a review Dec 2019
59 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I did a small experienced group 2-3. My husband has less experience riding than myself and Kelly couldn’t have been more accomodating. The horses were so well behaved and well loved. The views and trails were safe, scenic and fun. Kelly is a great host, full of
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kevin k wrote a review Nov 2019
16 contributions
We are beginners in terms of horse riding & Val was fantastic helping us feel comfortable and ensuring that we had a great time. Highly recommend!
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Zoe C wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Cannot recommend this place enough. Val our guide was incredible in making us feel safe and comfortable the whole trail. I hadn’t been riding in a few years and the whole group got up to cantering! Was such a beautiful and scenic trail ride. Absolute must do!!! Thank you Val for
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Date of experience: November 2019
Renske wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
Me and my friend did the small group horse back riding. I was a beginner and my friend was intermediate. Val, our guide, was super friendly and matched our horses perfectly with our level of experience. My horse was a real food lover haha. At first she told a little bit about
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: The Cardrona
Berlin, Germany
We did a horse trekking trip with Kelly and it was so amazing! My husband and I are still in awe about this
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Denise K
Berlin, Germany
Absolutely awesome!!
I joined the "Top Beat" - Ride some days ago and it was so much fun! A real Highspeed-Ride up in the mountains
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2 Hour Horse Riding in Cardrona
We recently spent an enjoyable couple of hours in the beautiful Cardrona countryside on horseback. Our guide was
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Ballarat, Australia
Well worth it!!
An excellent and fun two hours spent quad biking up the mountain. Amazing views of Cardrona Ski resort and the
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Amazing horse guide and tour
Me and my partner booked a horse guide and tour and it was amazing. Really friendly guide from Kelly and Ally.
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Eve J
Outrageous Ride in the Rain
Even though it was pouring rain they told us originally they would not cancel the horse riding trip, we could only
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Melanie M
The most AMAZING adventure I have ever had!
Honestly we have been in Queenstown for 2 weeks and have done multiple activities but this was by far the best
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Mountain view quad biking
Great experience riding the quad bikes up the mountain. Great fun and fantastic views once you get to the top. The
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Paula M
Wellington, New Zealand
Horse trek to Cardrona pub
Great trip thoroughly enjoyed by experienced and less experienced riders. Plenty of opportunity to trot and
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David H
Excellent Experience
An excellent experience riding the quad bikes (ATV). The views are exceptional, the bikes well maintained and
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Key Details
  • The Cardrona
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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