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High Country Horses

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perfect ride to paradise..

I am rather inexperience in horse riding and the horse I got was huge.. his name was Warren.. but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sathvinder
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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BEST DAY EVER

Absolutely outstanding day. I did the Paradise Combo with High Country Horses and it was the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
apimentel
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San Francisco, California
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High Country Horses operates from a farm 15 mins from Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu - Mid Rivers Farm. We are surround by the Humbolt and Richardson ranges of Mountains and are nested at the base of Mount Alfred. The only company tht can...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9915
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am rather inexperience in horse riding and the horse I got was huge.. his name was Warren.. but he was such a gentle creature.. I must say the whole experience and trail was awesome and worth the drive to glenorchy.. the movie scenes were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely outstanding day. I did the Paradise Combo with High Country Horses and it was the best. I have no experience beyond tour trail rides and Sarah had me trotting by the end of the day!! First and foremost a HUGE thank you and awesome...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank apimentel
High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You are giving me warm fuzzys :) It is so nice to hear how much you appreciated both my staff and horses. Your have a wonderful Christmas, and we look forward to see you again!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Huge thanks to Amanda and the team at high country horses! We had the most amazing experience, Amanda was a wealth of knowledge as were all the team. We enjoyed the most beautiful scenery we have seen in NZ to date! With the Lord of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this review. Amanda has been with us for only a short time but totally loves this area and has become passionate about it. This really shows when she gets people who appreciates it as much as her. Apples heading the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d been looking forward to riding with High Country Horses for quite some time. It was my dream to ride in NZ while on holiday and I had done my research. I had taken my time deciding which ride to do and had chosen Paradise...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jakesgirl2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the afternoon River Rees trek- about 2 hours. It was stunning. Riding through the glacier fed rivers and streams was just spectacular. The horses were all superb, our ride catered for all abilities and the more experienced riders were even able to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tracey m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 1h30 tour including the Isengard set. It was really nice! The horses were beautiful and the landscapes incredible. Nicole, our guide, was very kind and told us a lot of interesting things. And we also had a great time with DB, our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shiraneh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must do Rees River horse riding if you are lucky to have fine weather and in time for lupins blooming season (Nov-Jan). Small group so no worry about being left behind or unable to hear the guide's instructions, breathtaking scenery, riding across rivers though a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gungho-traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riding horses through a river valley where the flowers were starting to bloom and the water was rushing in the morning and then riding with a different group in the mountains in the afternoon was a high light of our trip. You can actually picture...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paynefl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on this tour almost fall time in New Zealand (early May 2018) and absolutely cherish my photos to this day. Even if you're not a huge Lord of the Rings fan, the views are absolutely incredible (especially with the sun cracking behind the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the lord of the rings riding track which was provided with amazing views! Very nice staff & friendly horses. However, me as an experienced rider didn’t had that much fun.. it was only in walking speed (which I didn’t know beforehand) and I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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High-Country-Horses, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you missed all our Advertising and marketing that does note that we have ONE WALKING RIDE. You must admit being an experienced rider that the terrain that you were riding does on was hilly and at some...More

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Kikki0
12 March 2018|
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Kvmin
3 March 2018|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The answer comes in two parts - YES we ride all year round. We can't offer the multi day ride through the Summer, but all other rides are on offer. Secondly we have to say no to a 3 year old... More
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kinmod
18 February 2018|
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Response from High-Country-Horses | Property representative |
Sorry no. Our trails are exclusive for horses only.
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