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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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I was very lucky to have this ride to myself with just my guide Lindsay. The scenery really is something else, i think I've fallen in love with Glenorchy. I'm an experienced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very disappointed in this stable. We are a family of 6 who can all ride. We booked the river ride as on the website it states that there are opportunities to canter as long as the guide is satisfied with your ability to ride. This statement is so wrong and misleading. There ended up being 10 riders and 2 guides.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very lucky to have this ride to myself with just my guide Lindsay. The scenery really is something else, i think I've fallen in love with Glenorchy. I'm an experienced rider and horse owner and was paired with a horse who requires an experienced rider. I was warned this horse could be strong, however I ride European style... More 

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1 Thank ruthierandom
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second time doing the two hour long wild water ride. I came feb last year for the same ride and absolutely enjoyed it. This time I'm with my parents visiting queens town and booked the same ride. I learned that the business changed owners a few months ago and there's certain a few changes to the business operation for... More 

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1 Thank Cecilia C
Management response:

Kia ora Cecilia, Thank you for your review. I am glad you came back to visit us again! Repeat customers, that's great! I am happy you all enjoyed your experience in our beautiful workplace. Cant wait to see you back again soon! Na Tom More 

Austin Tx
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed horse back riding through the river bed. We then took a 4 wheel drive excursion up to a few of the sites where scenes from the Lord of the Rings movies were shot. People were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank jlady65
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Kia ora, Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a fantastic trip! Come back and see us all again soon in our slice of paradise. Na Tom More 

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery around Glenorchy is unbelievable and seeing it via horseback was great. This was my first time ever riding a horse and I had no issues at all. We then went for a brief 4-wheel-drive which was really fun as the driver was super aggressive and a short walk through a forest which was primarily made up of trees... More 

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Thank Tom S
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Kia ora Tom, Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed our stunning scenery, its hard not to! We do indeed live and work in the most amazing scenery. Such lucky horses! Tom More 

Estero, Florida
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107 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a huge LOTR fan, and my daughter had an amazing Dart experience eight years ago. Her guide had been an extra in the film and provided wonderful insider stories; plus they had ridden out to the Isengard area (no vehicles). Alas, no longer. In fact, the owners had just sold to the Maori tribe that runs a lot of... More 

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Thank Meemschirk
Management response:

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your first tour with us so much. Our ride of the rings ride is aimed at beginner riders and is a walking paced tour for the less experienced horsemen amongst us. I am sorry that on this occaision we did not meet your expectations. I hope you enjoyed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately our tour guide (who was a lovely person) spoke very broken English which made our trip not so good as. I was so surprised after paying $185 for the tour. No one in our group could understand what he was saying. As a native English speaker i managed to get about 40% but my poor Japanese friend understood practically... More 

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Thank 180391
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Kia ora and thank you for your review. I am happy that the guides made you feel comfortable and you enjoyed your first time on a horse. I am glad you found your tour guide lovely. I apologise however for the unclear delivery of your ride of the rings tour. Please contact me directly if you are in paradise again,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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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Thank Lucas X
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 11 January 2017

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 

Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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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