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Address: Coll St | Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 5688
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•Stunning scenery and river crossings on horseback• Visit Lord of the Rings...

•Stunning scenery and river crossings on horseback• Visit Lord of the Rings and Hobbit filming locations by 4wd •Options for experienced and beginner riders•All gear provided - Drizabone coats, boots, gloves and safety helmets•Fully trained, experienced guides •At least 1 guide to every 5 riders •One of Queenstown’s best value activities

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Ride of the Rings

Just came back to Queenstown and the first thing I had to do is rate Dart Horses. Excellent experience all through, but special mention to Amy, the American driver/tour, she's is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just came back to Queenstown and the first thing I had to do is rate Dart Horses. Excellent experience all through, but special mention to Amy, the American driver/tour, she's is brilliant! The riding is very east, I felt very comfortable even tho the last time I did something similar was 2 decades ago haha! Anyway, I'd totally recommend.

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora Lucas, First of all thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are delighted that you had an excellent experience on the Ride of the Rings tour with Dart Stables. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Amy. We love the recommendation - thank you! Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and 2 kids went on the Hobbits Hack tour around Christmas. The ride was fine and the instructors/tour guides were great. The region is beautiful and expectation was riding and getting to see something you otherwise couldn't. The ride was pretty short and didn't explore much. Combine this with a conservative operator (a good thing) were horses only... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your thoughts on the Hobbits Hack tour. The Hobbits Hack tour is aimed at proving a riding experience for beginner riders at a gentle walking pace. For riders that do have some riding aptitude we would recommend the River Wild trip, which includes trotting and river... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our agency booked for us the Ride of the Ring option. 1h tour in 4WD + 1h ride. Take this option only if - you are an absolute passionate about the Lord of the ring trilogy, hobbit of the wolverine - you are excited to see the exact location where few of the scenes were filmed. You will see a... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your thoughts on the Ride of the Ring tour with Dart Stables. The tour provides a 4WD experience, specifically visiting locations used to film parts of The Lord of the Rings and scenes from many other films. The horse riding tour is targeted at providing a riding experience for beginners and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from the Ride of the Rings tour with Dart Stables. Everything for booking, confirmation and pickup in Queenstown went smoothly. We had a great driver who took us through Glenorchy and even made a stop for some photos. The first part of the tour was really fun and if you are like me and don't go off... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you had a perfect adventure on your Ride of the Rings tour with Dart Stables. It is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the 4WD tour seeing some of the Lord of the Rings filming locations and 1 hour horse riding trek.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The staff at Dart Stables were warm and friendly. My friends went for the Ride of the Rings tour on horseback while I joined them for the 4x4 tour of the Lord of the Rings countryside. The locations we visited were beautiful and my friends had only good things to say about their horseback tour. All in all, this is... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for writing your review. We are so pleased to hear that you and your friends had an enjoyable experience on their Ride of the Rings tour with Dart Stables. The scenery in Glenorchy is certainly beautiful isn't it. Hopefully you were able to capture some amazing memories and photos to share with family and friends. Safe... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

First off the scenery was amazing and our guide was very pleasant. That is about all the good we can say. My wife and I live on 500 acres with 7 horses. We typically ride together several times a week after work. Needless to say we are both very experienced riders who have ridden our entire lives. The horses looked... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora Emma, First off thank you for writing your review, it is always good for us to hear back from our customers. We are pleased that you enjoyed the scenery in Glenorchy. It is unfortunate to hear that the overall experience was not very positive because of the varied factors. Since your trip with Dart Stables it has come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a very cold and raining ride but the staff and animals were wonderful. Would maybe not suggest heading out in the rain but I for sure don't regret my experience. Loved it!

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora Rosemary, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience with us at Dart Stables. The rain can always make for a refreshing experience out on the horses can't it. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Aloise. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had a lovely 2 hour ride with Dart Stables. Horse was lovely (Eden) and kind of listened to me. The commentary is hard to hear as it was a large group and even though the guide was shouting most of the time it was hard to hear. I didn't mind that much as I was just enjoying being on a... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for writing your review. We are delighted to that you had a lovely experience on your 2 hour ride with Dart Stables. The sunshine always makes for a spectacular day out on the tours doesn't it. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Being a great Lord of the Rings fan, I did the Ride of the Rings tour and I loved it! It was a very clear day (also quite cold in the early morning) so we got stunning views on our 4DW tour; our guide was very nice and told us a few things about the Lord of the Rings and... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora Giulia, Thank you so much for writing your review. We are glad you really enjoyed your experience on the Ride of the Rings tour with Dart Stables. All of our guides have extensive knowledge on the area and filming locations from the Lord of the Rings and love to share their knowledge with you! The scenery out in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This was an unforgettable experience; a beautiful ride in stunning scenery. I am an experienced rider but our group included beginner children and the Dart Stables team carefully allocated suitable horses for every level of rider and made the ride fun for everyone. I had plenty of opportunity to canter while the beginners were guided through trotting. I would recommend... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart Stables, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for writing your review. We always appreciate getting feedback from our customers. It is good to hear that you were able to have fun in a mixed experienced group on you trip with Dart Stables. We love the recommendation! Thank you. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

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